Micro-credentials are a digital form of certification that indicate when a person has demonstrated competency in a specific skill set. As a progress tracking and signaling system, micro-credentials are gaining traction in education since they offer a promising approach to personalized, competency-based professional learning.

Read this micro-credentials essentials guide, produced by Getting Smart in partnership with BloomBoard, to learn more about: 

  • the problems that micro-credentials solve
  • the benefits of competency-based recognition for educators
  • the steps to earning a micro-credential, and
  • best practices that acknowledge that not all badges are created equally.


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