What is a digital badge?

Open or digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential or certification which can be verified online. They allow you to share your qualifications in real-time via a variety of platforms and social media. TSTI verifies your credentials and partners with Credly’s platform to issue you a badge to share embedded in your resume, through social media, on your web page or via email.

Communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. TSTI understands that digital badges are trusted by colleagues, employers and your peers in the space industry and wants to provide you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals.

How do I earn a digital badge?

We have two types of digital badges.

Certified badges

To earn a Certified badge you need to complete the required course and pass the corresponding final exam. We currently offer four Certified badges: the Certified Space Professional badge which requires completion of TSTI’s Understanding Space course or NASA’s Foundations of Aerospace, the Certified Human Spaceflight Professional badge, Certified Model-Based Systems Engineer and Certified Space Missions Designer.

If you have already taken one of these courses and would like to register for the final exam, see our FAQ. If you have not yet taken a course, register for the self-paced online course here.

Attendance badges

Attendance badges do not require a final exam. The only requirement is completion of the appropriate course. We currently offer Attendance badges for the following courses: Understanding Space, Model-Based Systems Engineering, Designing Space Missions & Systems, Mission Design Workshop, and Space Launch & Transportation Systems. If you have already taken the course and would like to request your badge, please fill out the form here.

Benefits of a digital badge

Proof of your skills

Click on the badge to display verified information, such as the skills learned, the steps needed to earn it and the issue and expiration dates.

Shareable on a variety of platforms

Web sites, emails, social media, anywhere you can add a hyperlink.

No additional cost

The cost of the course with the digital badge is the same as without it.

Access to labor market insights

Based on your skills, you can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim platform.

How does it work?

  • Complete the necessary coursework.
  • For Certified badges, score 80% or higher on the final exam.
  • Receive an email with a link to the badge.
  • Click on the link in the email to set up an account with Acclaim.
  • Claim your badge and start sharing!