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VDCI Digital Credentials & Badges

Showcase your Achievements

Greater Visibility and Immediate Recognition

The VDCI Digital Achievement Badges comply with international standards for micro-credentialing. The badges align with US Department of Education badging achievement standards. The badges comply with the LinkedIn standards for posting on your professional LinkedIn account.

  • Display accreditation in your professional field
  • Reflect the effort and prestige taken to earn this achievement
  • Show potential employers that you have up-to-date and relevant skills
  • Share your achievements with peers and prospective employers

Learn more about Credit/Clock Hours, Micro-Credentialing & Digital Badging .


VDCI Certification aligns with international standards for credentialing and digital badging. VDCI Certification demonstrates the highest levels of technical competency, productivity and industry recognition with increased opportunities for career advancement.


Four Tiers of VDCI Digital Badges & Credentials

VDCI Gold Tier Achievement Badge

This Badge is awarded to students who successfully complete:

  • CAD/BIM Technology Certificate Program
  • CAD Technology Certificate Program
  • BIM Technology Certificate Program
  • Civil 3D Technology Certificate Program

VDCI Silver Tier Achievement Badge

This Badge is awarded to students who successfully complete:

  • CAD/BIM Specialist (AutoCAD & Revit) Certification Bundle
  • CAD Specialist (AutoCAD) Certification Bundle
  • BIM Specialist (Revit) Certification Bundle
  • Five or more VDCI Courses

VDCI Bronze Tier Achievement Badge

This Badge is awarded to students who successfully complete:

  • AutoCAD Certified Professional Bundle
  • AutoCAD 3D Modeling Bundle
  • Civil 3D Bundle
  • Civil 3D Certified Professional Bundle
  • Revit Certified Professional Bundle
  • Revit MEP Bundle
  • Revit Structure Bundle
  • Four VDCI Courses

VDCI Navy Blue Tier Achievement Badge

This Badge is awarded to students who successfully complete:

  • 3ds Max Fundamentals Bundle
  • AutoCAD Fundamentals Bundle
  • Blueprint Reading Fundamentals Bundle
  • Construction Fundamentals Bundle
  • Illustrator Fundamentals Bundle
  • Photoshop Fundamentals Bundle
  • Revit Fundamentals Bundle
  • SketchUp Fundamentals Bundle
  • You Earned It! Share It!

    Digital credentials and badges allow VDCI students and alumni to share verified certification, accreditation, and select training achievements with their colleagues and prospective employers to instill confidence in your software skills and your capabilities.

Claim Your Digital Credential and Badges

Digital credentials and badges will be retroactively issued to VDCI Bundle and Program students who have a completed their courses within the past two years. Learn more about frequently asked questions (FAQs), including how to claim your credential or badges


The metadata included in your Digital Badge

When someone clicks on a VDCI digital credential or badge, an overview page (which includes the metadata) displays on the Acclaim site, and it will look like this.


Manage Your Digital Credential and Badges

Click here to view a video on how to manage your digital credentials and badges. Start claiming your digital credentials and badges now!


  • Aligns with MacArthur Foundation Global Credentialing

    The VDCI digital credential aligns with the MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning initiative, which supports a new approach to credentialing learning called "digital badges." Digital badging is a powerful new framework for designing learning that is engaging, relevant, and prepares people for a highly connected, technology-enabled 21st century.

    The MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning initiatives' goal is broad adoption of the principles, practices, and products of Connected Learning. The increased availability and accessibility of digital media have changed the ways in which people learn, socialize, play, and engage in civic life.

    • Aligns with Mozilla Global Open Badge Linked Data

      A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you've earned. Open Badges benefit an employer or hiring manager. Open Badges are verifiable, portable digital badges with embedded metadata about skills and achievements. They comply with the Open Badges Specification and are shareable across the web.

      Linked Data empowers people that publish and use information on the Web. It is a way to create a network of standards-based, machine-readable data across Web sites. It allows an application to start at one piece of Linked Data, and follow embedded links to other pieces of Linked Data that are hosted on different sites across the Web.

      Open Badges communicate skills and achievements by providing visual symbols of accomplishments packed with verifiable data and evidence that can be shared across the web. Open Badges empower individuals to take their learning with them, wherever they go, building a rich picture of their lifelong learning journey.

    • Credential Database Management Certified by IMS Global

      IMS Global is the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact. IMS enables a plug-and play-architecture and ecosystem that provides a foundation on which innovative products can be rapidly deployed and work together seamlessly.

      IMS certification is a bond of trust and commitment to creating innovative products that work together for the benefit of instructors, students, and institutions.