CompTIA Digital Badges

Earning CompTIA certifications represents that you have the globally trusted, vendor-neutral IT skills needed for today’s tech jobs. With digital badging, you can officially display your credentials on your online profiles, resume and more. Join more than 2 million CompTIA IT professionals who are sharing their skills in a new way with digital badging. 

What Is Digital Badging?

CompTIA has partnered with Credly to award digital badging for individual and stackable certifications. These are digital representations of your CompTIA certifications, consisting of an image and metadata uniquely linked to you. When someone views your digital badge, they can learn more about your skills.

CompTIA digital badges offer the following benefits:

  • 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.

How to Claim Your Digital Badge

Upon earning your CompTIA certification, you’ll receive an email notifying you to claim your digital badge at Credly’s Acclaim website. Claiming this digital credential is a quick and easy four-step process:

  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.

Need more information? Watch this short video to learn more.

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 demonstrate that you’ve earned multiple, related CompTIA certifications and have the knowledge and experience needed to grow your IT career.

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

Digital badges are not available for CompTIA certifications that have been retired or otherwise removed from the market. 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