Digital credential program

Celebrating you and your accomplishments

For Red Hat customers, partners, and associates, the Red Hat Credential Program celebrates your professional education achievements and experience, program participation, and contributions to the community. And it recognizes and rewards your engagement with ecosystems that support customer success in adopting Red Hat technologies.

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Sharing your success with the world is easy–and valuable

You’ve earned it, so it’s time to enjoy it.

Unlocking your digital badge is a mark of distinction that highlights your hard work, dedication, and commitment to life-long learning. And since Red Hat skills are recognized and valued around the world, your digital badge is a great way to share your knowledge and expertise with your professional networks and promote career growth.

So whether you add your badges to your company email signature, personal websites, and social media platforms like LinkedIn, or use them to demonstrate professional development to your manager, Red Hat digital badges make it easy to share your achievements, develop your personal brand, and show the world that your skills are current and verifiable.

What's a digital badge anyway?

A Red Hat Digital Credential is a record of achievement earned by meeting defined criteria and represented by a digital badge. These digital badges recognize many types of achievements and require validation that you have met the requirements for the credential. They are sharable, verified, portable, and data-rich.

Who issues Red Hat’s digital badges?

Credly is Red Hat's end-to-end partner for issuing and managing digital badges and downloadable certificates. Credly provides a secure means of storage, transport, and credential publishing that adds a layer of protection against falsely claimed credentials.

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Red Hat Professional Certification Digital Credential

This credential is used exclusively by the Red Hat Certification program. The digital badge recipient must successfully complete a Red Hat Certification exam, a comprehensive hands-on validation of skills and knowledge.

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB Getting Red Hat Certified is an achievement worth celebrating. And Credly is the leader in digital badging and credentialing. So if you're Red Hat certified, please claim your badges and share them widely.

Randy Russell

Director of Red Hat Certification

Other types of Red Hat digital credentials

Skills and Knowledge Development Digital Credential

This digital credential type reflects skills development and knowledge achievement through the completion of structured content/courseware. Validation that recipients have met the objective criteria is required for the digital credential.

Contribution/Impact Digital Credential

This credential requires human review of evidence of applied knowledge and/or criteria to be met and represents participation within a specific role or program, contributions, or other skill achievements with measurable business results.

Program Membership Digital Credential

This credential is issued to represent Red Hat program participation for an individual or an organization. Validation that recipients have met the objective criteria is required and will be reviewed by the Red Hat Digital Credentialing Council for approval.

Digital Credential for Red Hat Awards

All Red Hat Award credential requests will be reviewed by the Red Hat Digital Credentialing Council for approval and must be a Red Hat corporate-sponsored award. Validation that recipients have met the objective criteria is required.

Training course attendance

Red Hat Course Attendance Credentials
This credential type reflects the attendance of Red Hat Training courses. Students must meet the attendance criteria for the specific training modality.

What else do I need to know?

Brand guidelines

Sharing your Red Hat digital badge on social media, websites, and other digital settings should be done in ways that align with Red Hat brand guidelines and jointly validate and promote a relationship with Red Hat. 

For Red Hat Partners

Red Hat Partners are able to earn digital badges for content available in the Partner Training Portal. Go here to learn more on the Partner Connect blog


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Privacy Notice for Digital Credentialing

Red Hat leverages the services of Credly, a 3rd party data processor authorized by Red Hat and located in the United States, to assist in the administration of the Red Hat Digital Credentialing program. In order to issue you a Red Hat Digital Badge, your personal information (such as name, email address, location and digital badge earned) will be shared with Credly. You will receive an email notification from Credly with instructions for claiming the digital badge. Your personal information is used to issue your digital badge and for program reporting and operational purposes. It will be handled in a manner consistent with Red Hat privacy practices. The Red Hat Privacy Statement can be viewed here. Red Hat employees can view the Red Hat Employee Privacy Statement on Red Hat’s internal website under the Legal Policies page. 
Please note that to use Credly’s services, you will need to sign up and create an account with Credly, and in doing so, you will be asked to agree to Credly’s privacy policy and terms of use which will apply to your use of Credly’s website. Visit to view Credly’s privacy policy or email The privacy policy describes how Credly treats the information you and Red Hat share with them. Credly’s privacy policy also describes how to exercise data subject rights.

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