Digital Badges for BCRSP Certificants
The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professional (BCRSP) has implemented web-enabled credentials called badges, for individuals who have earned the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® certification or the Canadian Regsitered Safety Technician (CRST) certification.
The digital badges are secure digital representations of a BCRSP credential—the certified individual’s achievement, enhanced with a standardized set of metadata that when clicked leads to verification of the certification, qualifications and the process required to earn it. The badge can be embedded on a résumé, email, personal website, and social and professional networking websites, including Facebook and LinkedIn.
Displaying an open badge across several platforms offers employers and others a single-click access to verify and evaluate the individuals’ certification.
“BCRSP certifications are recognized and respected globally; however, the BCRSP understands that communicating one’s certification in an ever-expanding on-line marketplace can be challenging,” says Nikki Wright, CAE, Executive Director of the BCRSP. “Digital badges offer an efficient method for current and potential employers to validate a certification, and also give certificants a simple and effective opportunity to enhance their recognition in an increasingly on-line world.”
BCRSP has partnered with Acclaim to provide certificants with a digital version of the CRSP certification. Backed by Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, Acclaim is a badging platform that provides a web-enabled version of the BCRSP certification that can be shared on-line and a trusted method for real-time credential verification.
The BCRSP recognizes the importance employers and recruiters place on professional certification. The digital badge is another tool employers can use to verify the certification status of an individual. Clicking the image of the badge, provides additional assurance that the individual’s certification status is in good standing.