Open Badges 3.0 Certification Test System

Welcome to 1EdTech Open Badges 3.0 Certification testing system

The goal of IMS certification for Open Badges is to ensure interoperable implementations of badging systems that generate and issue digital badges as well as those that host and display badges.


1EdTech certification for Open Badges 3.0 demands features and capabilities beyond those that are strictly required by the specification. The specification is intentionally left very flexible to allow it to be used for many purposes. Gaining this certification is expected to be more difficult than simply meeting the minimum requirements for producing a valid Open Badge.

Certification may be achieved in one or more of the following services (apply for one service at a time):

  • Open Badges Issuer certification
  • Open Badges Displayer certification
  • Host Service Conformance

To pass certification, you must take the following steps:

  • You must be an 1EdTech Digital Credentials and Badges Alliance Member, an 1EdTech Affiliate Member, or 1EdTech Contributing Member. Membership Details
  • You must pass the tests using the certification suite hosted on the 1EdTech web site.
  • The tests must be completed by a designated representative of the 1EdTech member and you must agree that there is no misrepresentation or manipulation of results in the submitted information.

After 1EdTech reviews your submitted information and notifies you that your application is approved and adds you to the 1EdTech TrustEd Apps Directory, you can claim certification to 1EdTech Open Badges and display the certification badge on your web site and in your software.

By completing and submitting the application form, you are agreeing that your submitted artifacts are an accurate depiction of your product and the version for which you are requesting certification. Note that certification is good for one year, after which you will need to renew your certification following the renewal procedures in place at that time.

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