About Digital Badge Academy and its Instructors.

This program is everything you need to create a world-class digital credential program, from building your business case to creating the right organization to ensure ongoing success

"I've learned so much from you!
You're both absolutely remarkable trailblazers!"


Darren Surch

CEO, Interskill Learning

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Our Vision

To provide the most comprehensive and trusted program in the industry

We spent years developing the most influential digital badge program in the industry. We have a passion for helping people, and we believe digital badges are a way to elevate people, guide and motivate students and democratize the labor market. We decided to put everything we know into this master class, everything we learned from successes and mistakes, to help you develop a world-class digital badge program in record time. We designed this program knowing you are stretched for time, so each module is short and can be completed at your own pace. You can complete this course in a weekend or over an extended period of time. It’s your choice. Private, live virtual coaching hours will allow you to ask any question you would like and get instant feedback. Downloadable worksheets and references will help you build your program quickly — no need to create your own.

Expert Instructors

Together, we have the expertise to provide you with everything you need to know, from business design to marketing, operations and measuring your success

Jim Daniels has more than 20 years in education and credential program development. He is broadly recognized for his work and expertise in digital credentialing and badge program development and operations, backed by an an extensive background in technology and education services strategy and execution. In 2014 Jim partnered with colleague David Leaser to develop and operationalize the go-to-market strategy for an award-winning digital badging and credentialing program, which he grew into one of the largest and most successful digital credentialing programs in existence today. At Digital Badge Academy, Jim specializes in bringing the voice of experience to help other organizations realize business value provided by thoughtfully designed and managed digital credentialing programs across a broad range of industries. Jim holds a A.A.S in Electronics Engineering from Nashville State Community College and a BS in Business Administration from Purdue University Global. Jim also serves as an advisor panel member for USF’s Muma College of Business and is an active member of The Learning Guild™️ and the Online Learning Consortium™️.

David Leaser is the founder of one of the world’s leading digital badge programs, certificate program and technologies, including cloud-based embedded learning solutions. He is a member of the IMS Global Consortium Board advisory group for digital credentials, the national Credential As You Go Advisory Board and he provides guidance to the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Education as an employer subject matter expert. David was appointed as an Industry Fellow in the Center for the Future of Higher Education & Talent Strategy in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University, an American Tier 1 university. David holds a B.A. in Communications from Pepperdine University and an M.A. in Communications Management from USC’s Annenberg School.

Digital Credentialing is Part of Our DNA

Digital Badge Academy offers 622 Minutes of Course Time, 20 Plus Lessons, and 20 Plus Downloadable Worksheets to help you launch the best Digital Badge System for your organization.

Join the Digital Badge Revolution

These companies have added Digital Badge Credentialing to their DNA, and we all invite you to join the Digital Badge Revolution!

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