Digital Badges

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DANB is proud to offer digital badges to recognize the achievements of those who earn DANB credentials. Digital badges are available for all DANB certifications and the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) and Infection Control (ICE) certificates. DANB’s digital badges are issued through Credly.

View the available DANB badges.


What is a digital badge?

Digital badges are online emblems that represent an earned credential or completed learning activity. Digital badges are embedded with data so the credential can be confirmed and verified online in real time.

How does a credential get displayed as a badge?

DANB has partnered with Credly to display the credentials you’ve earned into an online badge, issued and managed through Credly’s website. This enables you to manage, share and verify your credentials online.

What are the benefits of a badge?

Digital badges give you a way to share your achievements online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers with evidence of the steps you took to earn your credential and what you’ve learned. Credly also offers labor market insights based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through Credly.

Will I still receive a certificate?

Yes, you will receive a certificate in addition to your digital badge.

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

You will receive an email notification from Credly with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. The subject line of the email will be: “Dental Assisting National Board issued you a new badge.”

What if I did not receive the email or I deleted it by accident?

You can claim your badge by going directly to Credly’s website and creating an account with the email address that is on file connected to your DANB or DALE Foundation credential.

Create your Credly account.

What if I have a new email address other than the one you issued my badge to?

You can add multiple email addresses to your account, which will connect all the badges you’ve earned in once place.

Learn more about adding multiple email addresses.

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

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

Is there a fee to use Credly?

No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

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

Badges are digital image files that are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly. This link to verified data makes badges more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

Where and how can I share my badge through Credly?

You can share your badge directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website, in your email signature, and more. Here are some helpful links:

How to accept and share your badge.

How to share your badge on social media.


Can I download my badge?

Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page, and you have the option to print it as a certificate.

I have a question about Credly. Where can I find support?

You can find tutorials and answers to additional questions here: support.credly.com