Certified Financial Aid Administrator® Digital Badge

A digital badge is an electronic image linked to important information about your certification. It serves as both recognition and validation of your achievement.

Your badge allows you to easily show your colleagues, friends, or potential employers:

  • when you earned the certification and when it expires;
  • what it takes to be eligible for the certification;
  • what content areas are covered on the exam;
  • the purpose of the certification; and
  • how the CFAA Program is governed.

You can share your badge on social media, in an email signature, or embed it within a website.

CFAA Digital Badge

Jane Smith, Certified Financial Aid Administrator®

ABC University
Office: (888) 555-1234


Please note: Use the full phrase "Certified Financial Aid Administrator®" in your signature. 

How do I receive my digital badge?

Shortly after you are certified, you will be sent an email with instructions for how to claim your digital badge. NASFAA utilizes the Badgr platform to house and maintain the digital badges.

You will receive an email from noreply@badgr.io to access your badge. Especially if you are newly certified, we recommend adding this email address to your "approved senders" list to facilitate delivery.

The instructions you receive will help you to create an account with Badgr to easily access your badge. Badgr will store this badge and any other badges you've earned in their "Backpack" feature.

How do I share my digital badge?

You can share your badge by selecting the "Share" button at the top right corner of your badge Web page. 

Badgr Sample


Copy the link to your badge, and then use it to link the acronym after your name in your email signature.

You also can save the badge image and link the image within your email signature, as in the example shown above.


Share your badge directly on your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Pinterest accounts.

You also can add the badge to your LinkedIn page in the Licenses & Certifications section. You'll need to have the link available, as mentioned in the "Link" section above.


You can copy an embedded code to include the badge on your own web page.

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