Digital Badges


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You worked hard to earn your SWE Certifications! Introducing SWE Digital Badges.

It took time, effort and dedication to earn your SWE certification. Now it’s time to share your success. The Society of Wine Educators has partnered with Acclaim to provide you with a digital version of your certification or certificate. Backed by Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, Acclaim is a badging platform that provides:

  • A web-enabled version of your certification that can be shared online
  • Labor market insights that connect your skills to jobs
  • A trusted method for real-time certification verification

How do I get started?

  1. Click the button in the email you receive from our partner, Acclaim.
  2. Create an Acclaim account.
  3. Claim your badge.
  4. Share on your social media profiles and in your email signature.


SWE Digital Badge Graphic


Badging FAQs

What is a digital badge?

Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a certification that can provide valid verification of your certification. Digital badges have emerged as the newest technology for displaying achievements and capabilities on social media, emails, and resumes.  They protect the integrity of your certification by providing a link to the verified data from SWE that cannot be falsified.

How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

We have partnered with Acclaim, a badging platform backed by Pearson, to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a digital badge. The technology Acclaim uses is based on the Open Badge standards defined by Mozilla and enable you to manage, share and verify your certification digitally.

What are the benefits of a digital badge?

Representing your certification as a badge gives you the ability to share your capabilities 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 do earn your certification– and what you’re now capable of.

Who is Acclaim?

Acclaim is a product of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. Acclaim works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals.

How will I know if my badge is ready?

You will receive an email notification from no-reply@youracclaim with instructions for claiming your digital badge and setting up your account for managing, sharing and verifying your certification.

What if I earned my SWE certification or certificate several years ago?

Send Ben Coffelt, an email at We will make sure you receive an email invitation from Acclaim to get started.

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

All information regarding you and your credentials can be easily configured in your Acclaim account. You’re in complete control of that information. If you don’t want your certification or your profile to be visible to the public, you can make them private. If you don’t want your certification in the form of a badge, you can discard it.

Is there a fee for using Acclaim?

No. Using Acclaim to manage, share and verify your credentials is free to SWE Certification earners.

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 Acclaim platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a traditional paper-based credential. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

Where and how can I share my credential through Acclaim? 

Every certification and profile on Acclaim has a unique URL that can be shared from the platform to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter; via email, embedded in a website or on a resume. You can also add your badge to an email signature. View the instructional video.

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

You can find answers to many frequently-asked questions here.