Fellow Badges

CAHME Digital Fellowship Badges

As a CAHME Fellow, you serve a critical role in ensuring that the next generation of healthcare leaders receives the education and experience to ensure they are ready to lead. While we at CAHME wholeheartedly extend our recognition and gratitude for your significant contributions to future healthcare leaders, we also want to support you in your ability to share your achievements with others.

CAHME, in partnership with Credly, a leader in digital credentialing, has developed an exclusive Digital Fellowship Badge which provides visual recognition for our three levels of CAHME Fellowship: Master Fellow, Certified Fellow and Fellow.


Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility to receive a CAHME Digital Fellowship Badge will be evaluated on an annual basis at the end of the fiscal year and will require approval by the Accreditation Council at the Fall meeting. To be eligible to receive a digital badge, each Fellow must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Maintain their certification as a Fellow by being current on education around CAHME accreditation policies. This is measured by completion of the respective Core Learning Center (CLC) modules as designated. (These modules must be completed once per year, anytime between July 1st and June 30th)
  • Visit at least 2 programs in the most recent 4-year period. (See chart below for requirements by level).
  • Maintain a satisfaction score of 4.0
  • Attend at least one Accreditation Council meeting during tenure as Fellow.
Level Minimum Lifetime Site Visits Visits in Last 4 Years Badge Eligible
Fellow Master Fellow 15 3 Yes
Certified Fellow 10 3 Yes
Fellow 3 2 Yes
Pre-Fellow Apprentice 1 1 No
Applicant 0 0 No

Sharing Your Accomplishment

While information about your CAHME Fellowship may already be included in your resume, including the CAHME Digital Fellowship Badge on your online social media profiles, resume, website, email signature and other platforms, helps you to stand out to your clients and professional connections and visually indicates that you have the up-to-date knowledge and verified skills of a CAHME Fellow. Using Credly’s sharing options, earners can share their badges directly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook from their Acclaim account.

To share your badge:

  • Log into your account at credly.com
  • Select the badge you’d like to share
  • At the top of the page, select the blue “Share” button
  • You will be brought to the “Share Badge” screen where you can find different tabs directing you to connect your social media accounts and share your badge

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Credly? 

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


What is digital badging? 

We are committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals and we understand that communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That is why we have partnered with Credly to provide you with a digital version of your CAHME Fellowship status. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.


What is an open badge? 

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



What are the benefits of a badge? 

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.  




How will I know if I’ve earned a badge? 

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

What if I don’t want my badge to be public? 

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


Is there a fee to use Credly? 

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


What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly? 

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.


What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it? 

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.


Where and how can I share my badge through Credly? 

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.


Can I export badges issued through Credly to other badge-storing platforms? 

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.    


Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly? 

Not at this time.

I have a question about the Credly platform. Where can I find support? 

You can find Credly support online.