Credly Digital Badging

PCI SSC Digital Badges: An Innovation in Show-And-Tell.

Digital badges represent your skills and gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of.

PCI SSC offers digital badges to payment industry professionals who have attended official PCI SSC training and have met specific industry qualifications.

How does the Badging registration work?

  • You will receive an email informing you that you have a badge waiting to be claimed at the Credly website
  • When ready to accept the badge click the link in the mail to register and accept the pending badge
  • If you have not created an account with Credly previously follow the instructions to confirm your issued email address
  • Claim this badge as well as any additional pending badges that have been issued
  • Once badges have been claimed they can be shared across multiple platforms as chosen by you the earner

Badge Offerings

3-Domain Secure Assessor (3DS) Certification
Card Production Security Assessor Logical (CPSA-L) Certification
Card Production Security Assessor Physical (CPSA-P) Certification
Internal Security Assessor (ISA) Certification
PCI Forensic Inestigator (PFI) Certification
Qualified PIN Assessor (QPA) Certification
Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) Certification
Secure Software Assessor Certification
Secure Software Lifecycle (SLC) Assessor Certification
PCI Professional (PCIP) Certification


Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

We have partnered with Credly's Credly platform to translate the learning outcomes you've demonstrated into a badge. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you're now capable of. Credly also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Credly platform.

Credly is a digital badge platform that works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

You will receive an email notification from Credly ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

1. Login to the PCI SSC Portal

2. Select the top menu for My Account and then click on Code of Conduct

3. At the bottom of the Code of Conduct attestation you will see a check box that allows you to opt-in to receive PCI SSC digital badges

Once a user has opted-in to the PCI digital badging service, they will be notified via email when badges become available.

You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You're in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Credly platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.

Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.

Not at this time.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here:

Badge issuance may be delayed for a period of up to 2-weeks. If you have not received your badge after 2 weeks please reach out to us at

Please contact us at with any questions.

The PCI SSC Assessor listing page for applicable programs is the authoritative listing for validating an Assessors current qualifications and certifications. These programs can be found by navigating to and clicking on the Assessors and Solutions drop down for participant validation.