DroneSec Digital Badge

Credentials: Badges and Certifications

When you complete the requirements involved in obtaining a certificate from DroneSec, you'll get issued a Digital Badge. This is a way to show and verify you earned the certificate online.

The very first and introductory badge is the Drone Security Operations Certificate (DSOC). There will be many more, so be sure to check in regularly at:

https://www.youracclaim.com/organizations/dronesec

The specific requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to obtain the badge are also listed at the above resource.

What are digital badges?

We have partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them. 

DroneSec credentials visually represent your achievements and allow you to easily manage, verify and share them online. Digital badges provide employers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn them and what you’re now capable of. They tell employers:

  • What you’ve done
  • Why it’s important
  • Who says it’s important

You can earn a digital badge by completing one of the DroneSec courses.

How does it work?

Once you have completed the coursework, you will receive an email notifying you to claim your badge at our partner Acclaim’s website.

  1. Click the link in that email.
  2. Create an account on the Acclaim site.
  3. Claim your badge
  4. Start sharing

Instructions for sharing are here: https://support.youracclaim.com/hc/en-us/articles/360021222231-How-do-I-manage-and-share-my-Acclaim-badge-

That's it! DroneSec isn't the only company on there...you can add many other badges from other organisations.

DroneSec would love to share your moment - when you add your badge on LinkedIn, please tag us.

Need help? Email us at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is an open badge?

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


Q: How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

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


Q: What are the benefits of a badge?

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’s Acclaim Platform also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim Platform. 


Q: Who is 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. 


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

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


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

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


Q: Is there a fee to use Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

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


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

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


Q: Where and how can I share my badge through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

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


Q: Can I export badges issued through Credly’s Acclaim Platform to other badge-storing platforms?

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 Mozilla backpack.   


Q: I have a question about the Acclaim Platform. Where can I find support?

A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.youracclaim.com