Digital Certificates & Badges

College of Continuing and Professional Education

Congratulations to you!

You’re proud and you’ve worked hard. Now it’s time to celebrate your achievement, thank those who matter to you most, and let your credentials go to work for you.

CSUDH College of Continuing and Professional Education has partnered with Canvas Credentials (formerly Badgr) to offer an official digital version of your certificate. You can get it faster than your printed version, so it’s a great way to immediately share your accomplishment with your family, friends, and employers.

It’s fast, free, and shareable.

Share with potential employers to kick-start the next step in your professional journey or career! And curate a collection of digital credentials that don't just showcase your education, but represent you and how you choose to be represented in a digital world!


 How to Get It:

Students who have successfully met program completion requirements and have submitted the certificate request application will receive an email notification with instructions for electronically claiming their certificate.

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Check your student Toromail (default) & personal emails for the award notification, or access your Badge Award status from the "Badges" tab/navigation inside your Canvas course. (Note: Be sure to check your Spam/Junk Folders as well for award notifications; messages will include the text "Congratulations, you earned".)
  2. [If you haven't already,] Follow the link to set up your Canvas Credentials digital account.
  3. Share your digital badges and certificates on social media platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook.

Your digital credentials will always be accessible through your account (even after your coursework is complete). You can login and download, or share it again and again — at no cost to you.

Your digital badge will be sent to:

1) your TOROMAIL email address if you've taken that course in Canvas, and/or 

2) your PERSONAL email address if you submitted a certificate application request form for courses prior to Spring 2023

Be sure to check your campus and personal email addresses (including spam/junk folders)  frequently! (You can associate multiple personal email addresses to your Canvas Credentials account to continue using your digital backpack if you no longer have access to your Toromail email.) 


 What You Can Do with It:

Share Your Digital Badge/CertificateShare your Achievements...

  • Easily share your digital certificate with employers with a secure and verified link
  • Share with family and friends on Facebook and LinkedIn

View or Download...

  • View your digital certificate online at any time with permanent access
  • Download your digital certificate and save as a PDF

Serve as an Alternative to the Apostille...

  • Many countries recognize digital certificates. Award certificates are supporting the needs of international credentials.


Questions about digital certificates? Email for assistance!

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Receiving Your Digital Certificate

What is a badge?

Generic sample digital badgeBadges are “micro-credentials” that provide a digital award as proof of an accomplishment or completion of specific content or tasks.

Digital badges are clickable icons and can contain information about the issuing institution or entity, the date earned, the criteria required to earn the badge, and evidence of meeting the required criteria. 

Badges can be shared on social media sites, added as a link in an email, embedded in an e-portfolio, and elsewhere.

In the CSUDH Canvas LMS (learning management system), a badge is awarded for successfully meeting the requirements to complete a specific course. Completion of all required courses in a pathway will result in the awarding of a digital and print Certificate of Completion.