Acclaim - Scrum Badges

Last post 02:50 pm March 17, 2020
by Umar Khan
35 replies
03:00 pm December 12, 2018

I'm curious to know if has looked into adding the certified badges to Acclaim?  My other question is regarding the acknowledgement of the equality or even a recognized higher education level of the certs over the CSM certs.  I can tell you that many employers do not recognize the certs in their their job application process while the Scum Alliance certs are almost always a selection in the job apps.  Having to explain why you became certified versus Scrum Alliance immediately causes a sense of lost credibility.  If one has to explain why you went the route you're digging yourself out of a hole to start with.  There needs to be a concerted effort within to get the word out to FORTUNE 500 companies regarding the value-add of 

06:59 pm December 12, 2018

I would agree, especially since a lot of CSMs don't really know scrum that well.  I took the PSM-I certification because A) I didn't think I could get my employer to pay for the $1200 class, and 2) any test you can pass with a failing grade (60%) isn't that good an indicator that you actually know anything useful.

07:30 pm December 14, 2018

My experience has been that while the Scrum Alliance certifications are more widely known, when you explain the process of getting a certification it is well received.  Explaining how you can get the CSM certification by attending a 2 days class versus having to self educate yourself to achieve the certifications shows more employers that you are serious about your commitment.  Organizations typically value people that take it upon themselves to better their knowledge and value to a company more than those that just do the minimum. 

I highly value my certifications over my Scrum Alliance certifications. 

As for your original question on Acclaim.  I didn't even know about that site.  Have you found it to be helpful at all?  

12:32 pm December 15, 2018

Over the past couple of years, in the Netherlands, it seems companies are becoming less likely to ask for specific qualifications in a job description. When they do, it's more likely going to be for PSM I or PSM II.

I would question whether it's worth working for a company that doesn't respond positively to the kind of well-reasoned explanation that Daniel describes.

09:52 pm December 15, 2018

Let me lend some further clarity here.  When completing an online job application you aren't allowed an explanation. You are allowed to select from a pick list of certifications. Not once, in over 800 applications reviewed to date covering the last 12 months, has a been in that pick list. Scrum Alliance certs are always there as a choice. With this information now in hand, who has 100% of the corporate mindshare based on job applications?

Simon, everyone is entitled to their opinion but your comments don't resonate with reality here in the US.

04:37 pm December 17, 2018

We have talked to Acclaim along with many others as they are one of dozens of platforms that are out there for badging and certification holders.  We continue to evaluate platforms, however none have yet to come to the top as a leader and putting you as a certification holder into the wrong one won't help you or anyone.  As always, please stay tuned as there is always more to come.

As for credibility, we are seeing more and more organizations including many in the US moving to Professional Scrum certifications.  This as always when coming to the market 4 years after takes some time and it is happening quickly.  We now have over 230,000 certified around the globe, see more than 235 Accredited Professional Scrum Trainers globally and more continuing to come.  I would leverage this link in your description if needed:

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

11:03 pm December 23, 2018

I second the nomination for Acclaim.  The certification holder has made the investment to proudly display their badge on repository sites like Acclaim or LinkedIn.  Several providers, including your competitors are providing the ability to display badges.  As someone with several certs, I'd much prefer do the same.

08:36 pm March 29, 2019

I second the request to add the badges to acclaim.

06:11 pm April 12, 2019

Same here, please add the badges to

08:38 am April 14, 2019

I feel all certification bodies should collaborate & provide their feed to a common repository which can make validation easy.

07:53 am April 25, 2019

I also agree, please make badges available to

05:25 pm May 7, 2019

+1 to add certifications to

12:28 am May 14, 2019

I also agree, please make badges available to

12:28 am May 14, 2019

I also agree, please make badges available to

04:16 pm May 15, 2019

I agree too, +1 to add certifications to

08:44 pm May 15, 2019

+1 for Acclaim. You'd think there'd be a backlog to vote on things :D

07:03 am June 19, 2019

+1 to have a digital badge for certification

06:11 am June 27, 2019

Definitely go for it! From this link yesterday, has made its great progress by adding open badges support with

I'd request to think from the user (certificant) perspective; we need a one-stop solution for showcasing our badges. 

12:45 pm June 27, 2019

@Aditya you can use the Open Badges Backpack to add your badges to add your badge to Acclaim or others that support backpacks.  That gives you as the badge holder the option to use the product of your choice.  Badgr, Acclaim or any of the others that you may use rather than locking you in.  Open Badges Backpack support is widely used by most of the major badge management vendors like those 2 mentioned above.  


08:03 am July 1, 2019

For some reason, Acclaim did not show as organizations issuing badges. While I have noted the point that Acclaim supports Open Badges, my observation is, direct linking is not possible in Acclaim.

02:14 pm July 1, 2019

Acclaim has at least for now stopped supporting Open Badges, hopefully they get back on board with open standards soon.

10:39 am July 2, 2019

+1 for Acclaim.

12:57 pm July 2, 2019

@Steven, if you are an Acclaim user, you should pressure them into supporting Open Badges.  That is the open standard for badge and certification management supported by many.  Acclaim supported it until they were acquired and now have gone against the open source movement and fully proprietary.  We currently have no plans to support proprietary badge technologies and are focused on open standards.

11:38 am July 5, 2019

@Eric Not very customer-oriented, but thank you anyway for these giving insights.

03:01 pm July 5, 2019

@Steven, I hope that wasn't taken the wrong way.  We are having conversations with them, but we cannot support every technology out there, hence we went with the standard of Open Badges which Acclaim supported in the past, but then went proprietary.  The only way to get them to change is their customers (you), not organizations like us as they just want more money from us hence blocking the open standard. If you the customer puts pressure on them, they will change which was what I was trying to say.  

03:26 am October 16, 2019

 Please make badges available to

04:08 am October 16, 2019

@Ramesh,  We support OpenBadges which is the open standard for badging globally.  Acclaim supported that too until they were acquired and then decided to close their platform and only export to OpenBadges, but not import any longer. I suggest that if you use Acclaim, as a user you pressure them to support the open standard.

06:54 am October 16, 2019


08:04 pm November 6, 2019

+1 for Acclaim

06:05 pm November 10, 2019

Linking to your or other certification profile page is direct verification of your credential. I have not ran into any issues with HR during background investigations. So I'm not sure why I would want to add another layer between me and the certification body.

09:32 pm November 10, 2019

Linking to your or other certification profile page is direct verification of your credential. I have not ran into any issues with HR during background investigations. So I'm not sure why I would want to add another layer between me and the certification body.

I agree. I put my certification (PSM I) on my LinkedIn profile, and mention it on my resume. You can also add the link to your page to LinkedIn.

I don't understand the need to add this badge anywhere?

05:59 pm February 7, 2020

Please support Acclaim... My Microsoft, PMI, and The Open Group certs are all on my Acclaim profile.  

09:38 pm February 7, 2020

@David Torres, we support Acclaim through Open Badges which is the open technology for badging.  

12:58 am February 18, 2020

Please add badges to Acclaim... 

06:42 pm February 18, 2020

@Ravi, if you are a good customer of Acclaim, please work with them to support the open standard of Open Badges.  We support open standards and do not want to have to raise the cost of certification because Acclaim charges vendors a significant amount to support their platform.

01:19 am March 17, 2020

Having a badge is a nice "cosmetic" but as Eric explained, if it means increased certification prices to cover for youracclaim charges, I'd rather not have the badge.

I learnt, I got the certificate and I got the public link to share on linkedin so anyone can verify. That's more than enough I guess.