Showcase your verified Professional Qualifications that highlight your education, training, and experience

ICMA Credentials are verified digital badges and credentials that allow you to easily communicate your skills and accomplishments online. All credentials are certified by ICMA and contain verified metadata describing the type of professional qualification and the education, training and experience required to earn it.

They can be used in email signatures, digital resumes, personal websites and social media platforms, and are a great way to increase opportunities in the workforce and beyond.

You can earn a credential for your membership, participating in a range of activities, receiving awards and joining education and CPD programs.

How It Works

  1. You will receive an email notifying you to claim your badge at our partner Credly’s website.
  2. Click the link in that email.
  3. Create an account on the Credly site.
  4. Claim your badge.
  5. Start sharing.

By accepting your digital badge, you can:

  • Advance in workforce without bias – let your badge explain your training history
  • Verify, validate, and attest that you have specific education, training, skills and competencies
  • Connect to over 1,000 job boards – using relevant skills to streamline your search
  • Share your badge on social media – You earned it! Share it!


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

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

A: Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way 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 what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly also offers labour market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through Credly.


A: Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.


A: You will receive an email notification from Credly ([email protected]) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

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

A: No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost, as a financial member of CMA (ANZ).

A: While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly. 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.

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

A: Labour 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 Credly. Access the labour market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.


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 Badgr Backpack.