Paper/pencil exams are scanned and scored using a Scantron (REMARK software) scoring machine. Online exams provide immediate scoring feedback & results to the candidate through web-based software. Unsuccessful candidates who took an online exam receive an email indicating their grade, areas of deficiency (score report) and directions how to register for a re- take. Examination content area scores are not used to determine pass/fail status, but are provided to offer a general indication of your performance and may be used to assist you in evaluating your relative areas of strengths and weakness in each content area. Each examination is designed to measure your overall performance only. All grades for online and paper/pencil exams will be added under the “History” tab of the Candidate Portal. Candidates will receive an email notifying them when their grade has been added to the Candidate Portal.
Certification cards will be processed and mailed back to the test site within 10 business days after the completion of grading. Certification ID Cards are used as another form of validation of the credential earned.
What is a digital badge?
The AMCA Certification Badge is a digital representation of one’s skills, high level of standards, achievements, and ability to perform specific job tasks attached to passing the AMCA Certification Exam. Because digital badges are issued and verified online, unlike paper certificates, they make it easy for you to demonstrate your competencies to employers and peers. Each digital badge has a unique URL that can be shared electronically via social media, in your email signature, or on a job application. From that URL, an employer can tell:
These badges are verified; they’re much more valuable because AMCA stands behind your certification and attests to your achievement. And did you know, according to a recent LinkedIn study, profiles with certifications and badges receive six times the number of profile views? That’s powerful currency in a job search. That is why we have partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.
How a Digital Badge Works
Digital Badge FAQs
Q: How does my certification get displayed as a badge?
A: We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company’s Acclaim Platform. The technology Credly uses on its Acclaim Platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.
Q: What are the benefits of a badge?
A: 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’s Acclaim Platform also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim Platform.
Q: Where and how can I share my badge through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
A: You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.
Q: What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
A: 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 the Acclaim Platform. 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.