How do I authorize another person or organization to issue credentials I have created?


What is an Authorized Issuer?

You can create any of your badges on credly.com and “authorize” others to issue that badge using their email address. These users will now be able to issue this badge but will not be able to edit any of the badge details. This enables you to let lots of people issue badges within your courses without having to make them all managers.

When creating or editing a badge, you may notice “Allow others to give this credit”. 

Here are the step by step instructions. First, keep in mind that those you wish to authorize to issue your badge must already have a Credly individual or organization account.


In the top left, start typing the name of a Credly member until recognized, and then select the name from the drop-down list. Or, enter the exact email address of another Credly member. You can also choose from contacts already listed by hovering over their names and clicking ”Add”. Users who appear on the right side of the window will be authorized once you save the changes in the box (click “save” button), and then “Save” the badge in the main badge builder.


To de-authorize a specific user from issuing a badge, click “Edit Authorized Users” in the badge builder area for the select badge, or uncheck “Allow others to give this credit” and “Save” the changes.

Those you Authorize will see your badge in their “Our Credit” > “Created” tab, under “all” or “Authorized”. Authorized badge issuers cannot edit or delete your badges; they can only issue them. They will have access to your Tags when issuing an Authorized badge.


You’ll see the badges Authorized users issue in your Reports. Use the “Filter by Issuer” field to limit your Report to badges issued by your Authorized issuers.

If you also use CLE, you can enable your authorized issuers from within your LMS. 

Enable Authorized Issuers to create rules for badges within your LMS

In your LMS, the new “My Credentials” tool allows instructors to add rules for automating badge issuing for learners who met preset criteria. By enhancing the digital credential issuing process, instructors can save time and help improve their students’ engagement.


With the new feature of ‘Authorized Issuers’ in your LMS,

1. Instructors will get access to badges that have been authorized by the admin

2. Instructors can start to issue badges to individual earners

3. Instructors can set up badge automation rules for each badge so they don’t have to manually issue them every time a student meets the passing criteria.

How does the user experience change in my LMS?

The only change you’ll note is in the top left badge filter. There is an additional option to list your authorized badges. This will also appear for any of the instructors who you have authorized.

This feature is available to Premier and higher level members.



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