Fraudulent claims on resumes are more common than you may think, so proving that a Digital Credential is genuine and valid is extremely important. Here is how to verify a credential.
Important Note: If you uploaded a credential to Accredible and it has a yellow 'Unverified' label on it, please check out our article here: Why Does My Uploaded Credential say Unverified?
The Credential View
This is the webpage that a unique credential is hosted on. You can find this webpage if you have the relevant URL for the credential you are looking for, or if the credential view as been embedded on another webpage.
- Click on the 'Verify' button to the right of the image of the Certificate or Badge.
- Our system will then run through the checks to make sure that the credential is genuine and still valid.
An Issuer's Directory
If the issuer of the credential has a Recipient Directory you can use this to search for the individual you are looking to verify.
Verifying a Hardcopy Certificate with a QR Code
If the certificate you are looking to verify is not in digital form but printed out in hardcopy, if it has a QR code it can still be verified. Use a QR reader on a smartphone to scan the QR code on the certificate. This will take you straight to the Credential View where you can use the big green 'Verify' button to check the certificate.
Why Does It Say the Issuer Is Not Verified?
Issuers must submit a request to become a verified issuer. Information on how to do so can be found here: How Do I Apply to Be a Verified Issuer?
If an issuer has not applied to be verified, this will be displayed on the pop-up after clicking 'Verify'.
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