Red Hat certifications span our entire technology portfolio, bringing confidence to individuals and organizations alike. Whether it’s enterprise architecture certifications, core Linux system administration skills, developer knowledge of specialized frameworks, or emerging technologies like containers and cloud, Red Hat knows the skills that are needed for success.

Earning a Red Hat Certification is an industry-recognized achievement and we want to help you share your accomplishment with your professional network, friends, and family. To that end, we are proud to offer Red Hat digital credentials via our third-party issuance partner, Credly.

What’s a Red Hat Digital Credential?

Red Hat Digital Credentials recognize and reward learning achievements, community contributions and ecosystem engagement to drive the adoption of Red Hat technologies and to support customer success. A digital credential is earned upon meeting defined criteria, and Red Hat digital credentials can represent many types of achievements. A Red Hat digital badge is a sharable, verified, portable, data-rich form of that record.

When someone views your Red Hat Certification digital badge, they can learn more about your skills and also verify the badge’s authenticity—providing an easy way for someone to confirm your knowledge and training. You can also share your digital badge on social media, or embed it in your resume—allowing readers to immediately recognize it as a trusted Red Hat validation of your achievement. Sharing Red Hat-issued digital badges is the appropriate way to display Red Hat Digital Credentialing Program-supported achievements on social media, on the web and in other digital settings.

How do you get your Red Hat Certification digital badge? 

In order to receive your new Red Hat Certification certificate and digital badge, you’ll simply have to do the following.

Here is what you need to know

START HERE: Click here to view all Red Hat Certifications.

After successfully passing a Red Hat Certification exam and updating your Red Hat account profile page to request a Red Hat Certification digital credential, you will receive an email notification directly from Credly with instructions on how to accept and begin sharing your Red Hat digital badge. The acceptance of the Red Hat Certification digital badge is completely optional.

Here is what you need to do

1.  If you haven’t already, create a account.

2. If you’re a Red Hat Certified Professional, you must then associate your certification ID with your account login in order for the certification to be validated on the Red Hat Certification verification page or found in a search. Here are the steps to associate a certification ID with a Red Hat account.

3. Once you have your certification ID and account associated, go to Privacy Settings within your Certification Profile and check the box to confirm that you would like Red Hat to issue you a Red Hat Certification digital badge and downloadable certificate. This is required and signifies that you give Red Hat permission to share your name, email and Red Hat issued Certification ID with Credly.

Once you’ve done this, your information will then be shared with Credly and they will send you an email with instructions about how to accept and begin sharing your new Red Hat Certification digital badge.

Questions and Support

If your Red Hat Certification is current, Red Hat will retroactively issue a digital badge via Credly, which will be available and valid until the certification expires. If your Red Hat Certification expires, the digital badge will be updated to reflect this information.

At any time, you may go back to your account login page and opt-out of being issued a Red Hat digital badge. 

Have problems with or questions about your Red Hat Certification? Submit the contact form.

For questions related to your Credly account and profile, as well as issues related to claiming your digital badge after receiving a notification, please visit the Credly support page or view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Learn more

Learn more about Red Hat's Digital Credentialing Program and see all of Red Hat’s digital badges here.


About the author

Randy Russell is the director of Certification and leads the team that develops and delivers Red Hat's certification programs and exams.  A long-time proponent of performance-based testing, he has served on the board and as president and chairman of the Performance Testing Council, as well as having presented on this subject and others at industry conferences such as the Association of Test Publishers, the European Association of Test Publishers, CeDMA and TSIA.

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