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Authorized Trainer Badges - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I use my Open Badges?

A: Open 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. For more details on how to share your badge please visit the Credly Help Center "Sharing to Social Media".

Q: I am an Authorized Trainer; how can I receive my Authorized Trainer badge(s)?

A: You will need to apply for the badge using the

Q: What are the fees applicable?

A: The fees are payable one time only and are as follows:



Payment Due upfront

Badge Fee

US $30

US $40

US $50

One (1) badge

Two (2) badges

Three (3) or more badges

Q: Can I place an order for several badges and request them over time?

A: No. You can only place an order for badges covering ATCs you are currently authorized to deliver.

Q: Do I need to renew my badge(s)?

A: The badges do not require to be renewed. They, however, apply to specific versions of the standard; they do not apply to a next version.

Q: How can I see to which version of the standard my badge(s) apply?

A: The version of the standard is showed on the badge: e.g. 9.2, 3.1, 1.0

Q: How can I get a badge reflecting the new version of a standard after an update?

A: You will be need to pass the applicable exam or assessment as per the Accreditation Requirements. Your ATC manager will need to inform the Certification authority that you have passed. You can then apply for a new badge using the online form. The usual fee applies.

Q: What happens to my Open Badge if I am no longer working as a trainer for an Accredited Training Course Provider?

A: Upon notification from the Accredited Training Course provider that you are no longer a trainer for them, the Open Badge will be revoked at Credly.

Q: Do I have to pay for a new Open Badge if I start working for a new Accredited Training Course Provider and had previously held a badge which was revoked?

A: No, on request The Open Group will reactivate the existing Open Badge.

Q: Can I advertise the Open Badge in connection with provision of training services that are not associated  with an Accredited Training Course Provider?

A: No, the Open Badge is only for authorized trainers that have been registered by an ATC provider and formally approved by The Open Group to deliver Accredited Training Courses