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Create and issue digital badges

HPass offers humanitarian employers and learning providers the opportunity to create and issue digital badges to their staff, volunteers and learners, in recognition of their skills, experience and expertise.

Humanitarians can display the badges they have earned as part of on online profile called myHPass. This enables them to showcase badges and certifications earned from a range of employers or providers, in one place.

Digital badging:

  • Can be used to recognise course/module completions, experience or assessed competencies, or a combination of these, as needed by the issuing organization.
  • Motivates staff, volunteers and learners to pursue professional development by enabling them to gain evidence of their achievements
  • Enables staff, volunteers and learners to develop a portfolio of evidence of their skills, experience and expertise
  • Is quick and easy to do. HPass offers access to a ‘badge factory’ from which organisations can create and issue digital badges
  • Enables swift identification of staff and volunteers with the relevant skills for deployments and specific projects
Earn digital badges with PHAP
Earn digital badges with HPass
Earn digital badges at Bioforce
Earn digital badges at the Academy
Claim your HPass supporter badge
Claim your HPass supporter badge
Click on the badge’s above to visit the badge issuer’s websites to find out about the humanitarian learning they offer.  

What is a digital badge?

A digital badge is an indicator of achievement, like a certificate, that can be displayed, accessed, and verified online. HPass uses digital badges to enable humanitarians to evidence their experience and expertise.

  • A digital badge can be displayed as part of a badge portfolio on myHPass, as a link on a CV shared via social media, or on an e-signature
  • Clicking on the badge displays the metadata, explaining exactly what the recipient has done to earn the badge
  • Learners can earn badges from a range of different providers and display them as part of one myHPass portfolio

HPass badges are earned in a variety of ways – for example by completing online courses offered by your employer or humanitarian training sites. See below for some examples to get you started

How does it work?

  • Badges are created in a badge factory, which takes you through a simple step-by-step process to determine the requirements for earning the badge
  • Badges are issued either automatically to earners (for example as a result of completing an online course), or manually
  • The earner receives an email asking them to claim their badge and prompting them to set up a myHPass profile on which it display it
  • The earner can earn and display multiple badges on their myHPass profile

If you are a humanitarian organisation or learning provider and would like to learn more about digital badging, please contact

Digital badge design can be used to signify the characteristics of the badge, for example whether the earner has completed an assessment, the duration of the course they have taken, the theme of the badge and whether it has been endorsed by an external body – you can see some examples by hovering over the badge below. A badge will also contain metadata which gives details of what the individual has done to earn it. 

Download our infographic on digital badges and how they can recognise humanitarian learning, skills and experience. 


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