GIAC'S Digital Badge Program

GIAC'S Digital Badge Program

The GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) program and digital badging provider Credly have partnered to provide our certification holders with a digital badge of their GIAC certification. Digital badges can be used in email signatures, personal web sites, social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as on electronic copies of resumes. Digital badges help GIAC certification holders convey to employers, potential employers and interested parties the skills required to earn and maintain a specialized GIAC certification.


What is a Digital Badge?

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This is what a GIAC digital badge looks like when you add it to your web site or email signature. There is personalized metadata included with GIAC badge logos, which tie the badge to your personal certification achievement.

One-Click Verification

Digital badges are online representations of your achievements. GIAC's digital badges provide our certification holders increased value by enabling interested parties to view and learn more about the credentials you hold with a single-click. When someone (such as manager or human resource staff) clicks on your badge, they will be directed to an overview page providing them metadata on your qualifications and specialized skills, as well as the process you completed to earn and maintain the credential. This additional layer of content helps you more fully explain your capabilities and high level achievements.

When someone clicks the link corresponding to your GIAC digital badge, an overview page is presented on the Credly site, and will look like this:

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With over 30+ specialized and highly-technical cybersecurity certifications, it has become imperative to provide non-technical members within our industry a resource to easily understand the skills and abilities associated with your GIAC certification(s).

Why Should I Use This Digital Badge Program?

GIAC has worked with Credly to develop this digital badge program to help solve a problem many of our certification holders have expressed to us - "lots of HR and management professionals do not understand the specialized skills and abilities I have, or how to verify them." Your adoption of the GIAC digital badge program will help increase the awareness of our specialized cybersecurity certifications, and more importantly how they differentiate you from other security professionals, which will greatly enhance the value of being GIAC CERTIFIED!

How Do I Claim My Digital Badge(s)?

After you have earned your GIAC certification, you will be contacted via email with instructions regarding claiming your digital badge.

To facilitate timely delivery of all notices pertaining to this program, please whitelist the email addresses DigitalBadges@giac.org and Credly's no-reply@credly.com.

Click here for instructions on claiming and accessing your digital badges

The security of your personal information has been at the forefront of our work with Credly and we will continue to ensure the protection of your data. If you have any questions, please email digitalbadges@giac.org or visit the F.A.Q. portion of this page for more information.