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Digital Badges

The Certifying Board of the AAMA is now offering digital badging to CMAs (AAMA)®! This cutting-edge technology allows CMAs (AAMA) to securely—and quickly—share their credential across the web, on résumés, in email signatures, and via social media outlets to celebrate and validate their achievement. 

FAQs on Digital Badges

Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about digital badges.

Digital badges are used in professional and social networking environments to recognize achievements and establish credibility in real time with a single click.

BadgeCert digital badges are third-party verifiable icons that are packed with information or metadata about the issuing organization, as well as when and how the credential was earned and when it will expire.

Digital badging offers earners of CMA (AAMA) certification 24/7 access to their cloud-based portfolio and allows CMAs (AAMA) to share and celebrate the achievement their badge represents.

After you certify or recertify, you will receive an email from ​ titled “AAMA digital badge account management.” This email will contain instructions for accessing and managing your BadgeCert account. Add ​ to your safe senders list to ensure the email does not go to a spam folder.

The following is an example of an email you would receive about your digital badge:

Subject: AAMA digital badge account management

Dear @earnerfirstname@,

The American Association of Medical Assistants is excited to partner with BadgeCert to issue digital badges that recognize your accomplishment as a CMA (AAMA).

Digital badges are embedded with qualifying information and can be 100% verified by others with a single click. This cutting-edge technology will allow you to securely share your credentials across the web, on résumés, email signatures, and social media outlets to celebrate and validate your achievement.

You can share your badge with others directly from the email, or as an option, you can view and manage your digital badge for your CMA (AAMA) certification from your BadgeCert account.

You can access your BadgeCert account at and log in with the following information:

Username: @earneremail@
Password: @password@

Once you log in, you will be prompted to update your password.

Your digital badge is now ready and can be found in your BadgeCert account by clicking “My Badge Portfolio” within the left-side menu. Once you log in, you can select your sharing options for email or popular social media outlets within the dashboard.

To access FAQs or to learn how to share your badge in a variety of ways visit:

Please contact us if you have any questions or require more information.

The American Association of Medical Assistants
Support email:

Log in to your BadgeCert account using the instructions provided via email. View your badges by clicking “My Badge Portfolio” in the left-side navigation menu. Find the badge URL and metadata by hovering your mouse over the badge image and clicking the “View Badge” icon, which is the eye graphic.

Share your CMA (AAMA) certification badge by clicking on the badge and the “Share” icon. This will open a new window that gives you the ability to share the badge via email or social media:

You can share badges with others as an email via the sharing overlay. Input the recipient’s email and click “Share.” The recipient will receive a message that your badge portfolio is being shared with them. You can also select “Unshare” to inactivate the link from anywhere it has been shared or displayed, providing you with more privacy and security over your credentials.

You can also share your badge via your email signature:

  1. Download a JPEG or PNG of the badge icon by right-clicking the image and saving it and copy the badge URL.
  2. Open your email account and go to the to the signature section.
  3. Click on the “Insert Image” button in the signature toolbar.
  4. Upload the badge image from step 1.
  5. Once the badge image has appeared, highlight the image.
  6. Click the “Insert Hyperlink” icon and add the badge URL.
  7. Once satisfied with the appearance of your overall signature line, click “Save.”

You can display your BadgeCert digital badge on your Facebook page as a Life Event:

  1. From your portfolio, right-click on the badge image and save as a JPEG or PNG.
  2. Log in to your Facebook account and, from your Timeline, click “Life Event.”
  3. Choose either “Education” or “Milestones and Achievements.”
  4. On the right side of the page, click “Upload Photos” and choose the JPEG or PNG of the badge image that you saved from step 1.
  5. Add a title that tells your friends about your accomplishment, such as “I earned my CMA (AAMA) certification!” and include your badge URL.
  6. Choose the people you would like to share your accomplishment with (e.g., public, friends, “only me”) and click “Share.”

There are two ways you can add your badge to your LinkedIn profile:

  1. Check if the email you received for your badge has the LinkedIn “Add to profile” button. If yes, then click on the “Add to profile” button in the email you received and follow the LinkedIn prompts to add your badge to your profile. When you click “Save,” your badge will be added to the LinkedIn Certifications section.

    Note: You will see the logo for the issuing organization and a link to your badge in “See Credential.” LinkedIn does not show your badge image until the link is clicked. Additionally, you may want to disable pop-up blockers when trying to share your badges with social networks.

  2. Visit the BadgeCert website and log in with your credentials. Click on the badge, the “Share” button, and then the “Add to Profile” or “Add to Stream” button. You can then follow the prompts on LinkedIn.

Follow these steps to share your digital badge on Twitter:

  1. From your BadgeCert portfolio, right-click on the badge image and save as a JPEG or PNG. Also save the badge URL to post with the badge.
  2. Log in to your Twitter account and click “What’s happening?”
  3. Click on the “Media” icon and upload the badge image that you saved in step 1.
  4. Add a title such as “I just received my CMA (AAMA) certification!” and include your badge URL.

For detailed instructions, review the BadgeCert Earner User Guide.

No. On and after June 1, 2021, candidates who pass the exam will receive a digital badge instead of a paper certificate. Such candidates will be able to print a wallet card or certificate themselves directly from the BadgeCert website.

After logging into your BadgeCert account and accessing your digital badge, scroll down to the bottom of the page with your digital badge information to the “Certificate” column. To the right will be links for “Wallet” and “Certificate.” When you click on either link, a pdf version of the Wallet or Certificate will be created. You may print and/or save the pdf file.

You will receive a digital badge once AAMA staff have processed your certification status update after you’ve passed the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam or after you’ve recertified your credential by continuing education. If you don't need to recertify for a while, you can submit a CMA (AAMA) Digital Badge Order Form to get a digital badge sooner.

Please check your spam. You must make ​ a friendly-sender email. If you are using an organizational email you may have to work with your IT department.

If you don’t know your current password, click on the Forgot Password? link on BadgeCert’s website. You will be prompted to enter the email address associated with your profile.

If you know your password but would like to change it, log in to your BadgeCert profile, click on your name in the upper right corner, then click on "Edit Profile." On the next page you’ll see all your information and an option to change your password.

The BadgeCert website will not allow you to manually edit the name or email address associated with your digital badge account. If your name or email address needs to be updated, please email, and we will be happy to update your information.

Log in to your BadgeCert profile, click on your name in the upper right corner, then click on “Edit Profile.” On the next page, you’ll see all your information where you can make changes.

Example of the expired CMA (AAMA) digital badge, which is a gray CMA (AAMA) logo on a gray square with rounded edges, which has a gray banner above it that reads 'Expired' and the word 'Sample' stamped across the entire image in red and all caps.If your certification expires and you do not recertify, an expired notice will appear on your badge.

Learn more about how to recertify your CMA (AAMA) credential by exam or continuing education.

If you have yet to recertify since the release of the CMA (AAMA) digital badge, and you don't need to recertify for a while, you can get a digital badge by submitting a CMA (AAMA) Digital Badge Order Form.

Additional information and answers to common questions are available on the BadgeCert FAQs & User Guides webpage.