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iPEC Credentials Are Now Digital!

Don’t let your certificate just be a fancy piece of paper framed on your wall.

Put your credentials to work for you!

Through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), there are the three certifications offered:

  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
  • Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)
  • COR.E Dynamics™ Specialist

In the past, it was typical to receive a paper-version of your certificate. 

It’s exciting seeing your name in print with your new letters behind it! However, most people don’t know what CPC or ELI-MP actually mean (let alone why they should hire you because of it). 

iPEC is now providing digital credentials to help others understand what those letters mean (and why you worked so hard to earn them!)

Credly's Acclaim is a global Open Badge platform that was founded to help people connect their verified abilities to opportunities.

Digital credentials give meaning to the letters which position you as the highly-trained, expert coach that you are.

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the governing body for coaching credentials. The ICF has also gone digital! So all of your hard-earned credentials and certifications will live in one, user-friendly platform where your prospective clients, curious bosses, and unsure relatives (who just don't understand what coaching is) can see exactly what you did to earn your letters. 

Don’t let your certificate just be a fancy piece of paper framed on your wall. Learn how to put your credentials to work for you below.
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So I've earned a credential, what's next?

Accessing Your Digital Badge

Starting in February 2021, current certified iPEC students will be invited to accept their digital badge(s).

Here is how you can accept and share your digital badge:

  1. You will receive an email for each credential earned from admin@youracclaim.com with the subject line "Claim and share your badge from iPEC Coaching"
  2. Click the "Accept Your Badge" button
  3. If this is your first badge through Acclaim, you will be guided through steps to create an account. If not, sign into your Acclaim account to claim your badge.
  4. You will be linked to a page where you can accept your badge. Please click on the “Accept Badge” button.
  5. Immediately, your “Badge Settings” should pop up on your screen. Allow your page to be displayed publicly so others can see your achievement.
  6.  Comment start To download your certificate, choose the printer icon on this screen. Alternately, select your badge, click the SHARE button, and choose the printer icon.

Sharing Your Digital Badge

Sharing your digital credentials will help others understand what this certification you worked so hard for means. Post them on your social media platforms, your website, or blog and they can even be included in your email signature!  By sharing your badges in this way, your prospects and clients will be able to verify your credential simply by clicking on it. 

Here are a few resources to get you started sharing your digital badges:

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Credly's Acclaim?

A: Acclaim is a digital badge platform that works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide, including the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) provided by Credly.

 

Q: What is an open badge?

A: Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online. 

 

Q: How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

A: We have partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge. The technology Acclaim uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally. 

 

Q: What are the benefits of a badge?

A: Representing your skills as a badge allows you to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of the steps and hard work it took to earn your credential and what you’re capable of now. Acclaim also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim platform. 

 

Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

A: You will receive an email notification from Acclaim (admin@youracclaim.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. 

 

Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

A: You can easily configure your privacy settings in Acclaim. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.


Q: Can I still have a printed certificate?

A: Yes! Acclaim makes it easy to print your own certificate in minutes right from the platform. Simply click the ‘share’ icon and navigate to the print tab or download the certificate to take to your local printer.

Q: Is there a fee to use Acclaim?

A: No. This is a service iPEC provides to their students, at no cost. 

Q: What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

A: While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Acclaim platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity. 

Q: Where and how can I share my badge through Acclaim?

A: You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature. 

 

Q: What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Acclaim?

A: Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Acclaim. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge. 

 

Q: Can I export badges issued through Acclaim to other badge-storing platforms?

A: Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.   

 

Q: Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Acclaim?

A: Not at this time. 

 

Q: I have a question about the Acclaim platform. Where can I find support?

A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.youracclaim.com