FAES Microcredentials


If you have already earned the credits, complete the Badge Request Form to obtain your badge(s) and take credit for your achievement!

A microcredential demonstrates a commitment to ongoing learning. Microcredentials supplement traditional academic credentials by recognizing achievement and skill in new topics that professionals may earn at any point in their careers. FAES issues microcredentials for successfully completing a specific series of courses and/or workshops.

Frequently Asked Questions

As professionals in every field continue learning and growing throughout their careers, pursuing alternate credentials fulfills an important need to signify this learning. Like a credential, a microcredential is an educational achievement. According to University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), hiring managers view microcredentials on a resume as an indication that the candidate is highly motivated to learn.i


A digital badge is a visual representation of knowledge and skills gained by a professional who has successfully completed the courses and project work to earn a microcredential. FAES awards digital badges that can be shared on social media platforms, through websites, or added to digital business cards and email signature lines.ii


Microcredentials enable professionals to document learning in a way that empowers them to plan, track, and share their accomplishments in multiple ways. For more than 60 years, FAES has offered relevant continuing education in evolving aspects of biomedical science. Digital badges provide tokens of academic achievement that help our scholars advance their expertise, experiences, and careers.

Most FAES courses earn credits toward microcredentials and are listed as part of the digital badge series. Development of new courses is ongoing and new courses may be counted towards the badges listed below. Each microcredential requires 5-6 credits.

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