The micro-credential curriculum offered at Fairfax University of America offers skill-based certifications of great value to students and employers. By earning digital badges for micro-certifications, students can showcase and share these specialized achievements with employers and educational institutions. They also can be included with the student’s resume or CV. Digital badges registered with the global platform, Credly, verify the identity of the individual student and note the successfully completed micro-credential learning unit.
In Virginia, students enrolled in both graduate and undergraduate degree programs at Fairfax University of America will find micro-credentialing opportunities within the curriculum.
For students enrolled in degree programs within the School of Computer and Information Systems or School of Business, these technical certifications and competencies are available at no extra cost. They are included as part of the normal tuition for each program. Micro-credentials signify the achievement of specialized knowledge and skills.
For non-degree students, micro-credentials are a flexible, affordable way to:
Regardless of university enrollment status, micro-credentials can assist in making career changes, as well as helping employees who want to advance their positions and opportunities.
The benefits of the micro-credentialing program at Fairfax University of America include accessibility. Since they are available to students in degree programs, as well as non-degree learners, it’s possible to gain these skills and show competencies for a variety of purposes. Additional benefits include:
The micro-credentialing program at Fairfax University of America assists both professionals and students in gaining important, valuable skills. The following is organized by academic categories, and each contains a variety of micro-credential learning units and individual badges:
To see all the individual micro-credentials and badges currently offered, visit our page on Credly for Fairfax University of America.
For more information regarding each of our micro-credential collections,
browse through the following sections:
To earn a micro-credential at Fairfax University of America, follow these steps:
If you have questions about the Credly global platform, check out the answers to our FAQs.
Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.
We have partnered with Credly’s digital badge platform to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.
Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities 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 earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Credly platform.
Credly is a digital badge platform that works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.
You will receive an email notification from Credly () with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.
While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Credly platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.
You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.
Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.
Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.
Not at this time.
You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.credly.com
The Office of Micro-Credentials at Fairfax University of America falls under the Department of Curriculum Development and Instructional Design. The micro-credential learning units are specially designed to blend well with Fairfax University of America’s degree programs. The subject and organization of the micro-credential units are structured with a view to business and computer science trends, and the skills desired by employers. Through full offerings of focused micro-credential units, people have an opportunity to develop and advance their careers, academic pursuits, and lifelong learning goals.
Please contact us at with any questions or concerns about the micro-credentials offered by Fairfax University of America, or about the issuance of the certifying badges via the global platform, Credly.
At Fairfax University of America in Virginia, students can sharpen their business, computer, and leadership skills in our micro-credential learning units. Available to all students, micro-credentialing is a way to show faculty and employers that students are learning new skills and showing initiative. In addition, these flexible learning units are helpful for those students and professionals who want to change their career paths or start a new endeavor. Request information today.