Digital badge guidelines
Red Hat digital badges are issued to Red Hat® customers, partners, and associates as a visual representation of their Red Hat Digital Credentialing Program-supported achievements. These digital badges are issued through Credly, which allows them to be verified and shared. It’s important that all digital badges follow the same visual language to maintain consistency and build trust.
Red Hat digital badges come in different sizes and colors depending on the program and achievement. All digital badges have the same clear space—the space around the badge that should be clear of distracting graphics. The clear space should be about the width of the hat in the Red Hat logo on all sides.
Digital badge styles
There are two styles of digital badges: standard digital badges and Red Hat Certification digital badges. All digital badges start with an outlined rectangle on a 600x600 pixel artboard.
Standard digital badges
Background and outline
Regardless of the height or content of the badge, standard digital badges always have a gray background with curved corners, surrounded by a darker gray outline.
The icon used in the upper right of each standard digital badge denotes the type of credential the badge represents and always appears in black. Learn more about the types of digital credentials.
For maximum legibility, all text is typed in Red Hat Display at the same point size.
For an individual badge, the default color for the secondary box is black.
Tiers or levels
For badges that represent tiers or levels, like Ready, Advanced, and Premier, the secondary box can be set to shades of red.
Programs with existing brand kits
If the program represented by the digital badge has an existing brand kit, a color from the program color palette can be used for the secondary box.
Red Hat Certification digital badges
Background and outline
Regardless of the height or content of the badge, Red Hat Certification badges always have a black background with curved corners, surrounded by a gray outline.
Red Hat Certification badges always use the same icon in the upper left corner of the badge. The icon is always white.
For maximum legibility, all text is typed in Red Hat Display at the same point size. "Red Hat Certified" appears in Bold while all other text appears in Medium.
If a secondary box is necessary, it always appears in Red Hat red. Red Hat Certification badges do not use other colors to indicate tier or level.
Are digital badges the same as Rover badges?
Digital badges on Credly are available for Red Hat associates, customers, partners, and certified professionals. Rover badges, which recognize company-internal awards and achievements, are only available for Red Hat associates and should only be used within the Rover interface.
Digital badges in use
Digital badges appear in the Credly interface and can also be shared on websites, social media profiles, or email signatures as a verifiable way to showcase achievements. They should always be used without modifications in a way that properly represents the achievement.
On a personal website or blog, use the full digital badge image with proper clear space. Embed the badge using Credly’s instructions so others can verify the achievement.
In an email signature, ensure that the badge has proper clear space and is large enough for the text to be legible. Link the image to your verification page on Credly so others can verify the achievements.
Credly works with popular social and professional networking platforms. Follow Credly’s instructions to share a digital badge to a LinkedIn profile or other social media.
Digital badges are available as downloadable certificates on Credly. Certificates include an image of the digital badge and can be printed as a physical record of the achievement.