Get started issuing Open Badges

  • DOCUMENTATION | Want to issue Open Badges? Check out our onboarding documentation.
  • STANDARD | If you’re already issuing badges, you can align your badge system with the Open Badges standard.
  • INSIGNIA | Show the world that your badges align with the Open Badges standard and host an issuer insignia.
  • OTHER ISSUERS | See what other issuers of Open Badges are doing.
  • MAILING LIST | Join the Open Badges email list to participate in global badges conversations.
  • TECHNICAL SUPPORT | Seek help from our developer community.
  • CONTACT | Get in touch with the Open Badges team. We’re here to help!

Give recognition for the things you teach

  • Mozilla Open Badges is not proprietary — it’s free software and an open technical standard. That means any organization can create, issue and verify digital badges. And any user can earn, manage and display them all across the web.
  • With Open Badges, every badge is full of information. Each one has important data baked in that links back to the issuer, the criteria it was issued under, and evidence verifying the credential — a feature unique to Open Badges.
  • Individuals can earn badges from multiple sources, both online and offline, and manage and share them using the Mozilla Backpack. We’ve launched the Mozilla Backpack and other organizations will be able to use the Open Badges tools to make their own backpacks later this year.
  • Supported by a community. Open Badges are designed, built and backed by a broad community of contributors, including NASA, Disney, Intel, and many more. The open source model means that improvements made by one partner can benefit everyone, from bug fixes to new features.

Who’s issuing Open Badges?

A diverse range of organizations and communities, including:
  • Schools and universities. Including Purdue and Seton Hall.
  • Community and non-profit organizations. Like the YMCA, 4H and Girl Guides.
  • Government agencies. Including NASA, the New York City Department of Education, the NOAA and more.
  • Libraries and museums. Like Cooper-Hewitt, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Dallas Museum of Art.
  • Event organizers and science fairs. Including Intel.
  • Companies and groups focused on professional development.
  • See our Community page for more