CompTIA Certification Badges

Digital badges are an exciting new opportunity to highlight your completed CompTIA certifications on your online profiles, resume and more. Join more than 2 million CompTIA IT professionals who are sharing their skills in this new way.

What is a Digital Badge?

CompTIA has included digital badges as an additional way for you to share and validate your CompTIA certification achievements. A digital badge consists of an image and metadata that are uniquely linked to you. Together, they serve as a compelling digital showcase of your certification achievements: Clicking on your digital badge grants immediate access to validated information that features your knowledge and skills.

Use a CompTIA digital badge to:

  • Showcase your certifications and skillset to your professional network.
  • Enable employers to quickly validate your skills.
  • Share your digital badges on any online platform: social media, email signature, resume, website, online portfolio and more.
  • Search for new job opportunities and compare salaries related to your certifications.
  • Receive personalized certification recommendations based on your earned credentials.
  • Receive special offers on additional training and certifications from CompTIA.

So, what does a CompTIA digital badge look like? Check out these samples:

How to Claim Your Digital Badge

When you earn your CompTIA certification, you’ll receive an email letting you know that you can claim your digital badge at Credly’s Acclaim website. Claiming your digital badge is quick and easy:

  1. Click the link you receive via email.
  2. Create an account on the Acclaim site, and then confirm your email address.
  3. Claim your digital badge.
  4. Start sharing.

Questions? Watch this short video to learn how to claim and share your digital badge. Read our FAQ, which provide answers to the most common questions about digital badges.

Am I Eligible for a Digital Badge?

Digital badges are available for active CompTIA certifications and stackable certifications that have not been retired. These include both Good-for-Life (GFL) and continuing education (ce) certifications.

Individual CompTIA Certifications Eligible for Digital Badges

CompTIA Core Skills Certifications

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+)
  • CompTIA A+ (GFL)
  • CompTIA A+ ce
  • CompTIA Network+ (GFL)
  • CompTIA Network+ ce
  • CompTIA Security+ (GFL)
  • CompTIA Security+ ce

CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway

  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) ce
  • CompTIA PenTest+ ce
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)

CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway

  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Linux+ pbLPI
  • CompTIA Server+
  • CompTIA Cloud+ ce

CompTIA Additional Professional Certifications

  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) ct
  • CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) vt

CompTIA Stackable Certifications Eligible for Digital Badges

Stackable certifications consist of multiple, related CompTIA certifications you’ve earned.

CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway

  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS)
    • CompTIA A+ ce
    • CompTIA Network+ ce
    • CompTIA Security+ ce
  • CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (CSCP)
    • CompTIA Security+ ce
    • CompTIA Cloud+ ce
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP)
    • CompTIA Security+ ce
    • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) ce
  • CompTIA Network Security Professional (CNSP)
    • CompTIA Security+ ce
    • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) ce
    • CompTIA PenTest+ ce
  • CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional (CNVP)
    • CompTIA Security+ ce
    • CompTIA PenTest+ ce
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Expert (CSAE)
    • CompTIA Security+ ce
    • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) ce
    • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)
  • CompTIA Infrastructure Security Expert (CSIE)
    • CompTIA Security+ ce
    • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) ce
    • CompTIA PenTest+ ce
    • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)

CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway

  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS)
    • CompTIA A+ ce
    • CompTIA Network+ ce
  • CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS)
    • CompTIA A+ ce
    • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (CCAP)
    • CompTIA Network+ ce
    • CompTIA Cloud+ ce
  • CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional (CNIP)
    • CompTIA Network+ ce
    • CompTIA Server+
  • CompTIA Linux Network Professional (CLNP)
    • CompTIA Network+ ce
    • CompTIA Linux+

CompTIA Certifications Not Eligible for Digital Badges

CompTIA certifications that have been retired or have been removed from the market otherwise are not eligible for a digital badges. If you hold one of these certifications, it may still be Good for Life (GFL) even though it is not eligible for a digital badge.

  • CompTIA Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA+)
  • CompTIA Convergence+
  • CompTIA Convergence Technologies Professional (CTP+)
  • CompTIA Digital Home Technology Integrator (DHTI+)
  • CompTIA e-Biz+
  • CompTIA Green IT Specialist
  • CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician
  • CompTIA Home Technology Integrator (HTI+)
  • CompTIA i-Net+
  • CompTIA Instructor+
  • CompTIA IT for Sales Specialist
  • CompTIA Mobile App Security+ (Android)
  • CompTIA Mobile App Security+ (iOS)
  • CompTIA Mobility+
  • CompTIA Mobility+ ce
  • CompTIA Printing and Document Imaging (PDI+)
  • CompTIA Radio Frequency Identification (RFID+)
  • CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA
  • CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA ce
  • CompTIA Strata — Network Technology Engineer
  • CompTIA Strata — PC Functionality
  • CompTIA Strata — PC Hardware Technology Engineer
  • CompTIA Strata — PC Operating System Engineer
  • CompTIA Strata — PC Technology
  • Any and all certifications created under the Examplify umbrella