You’ve worked hard to earn and maintain your AMT certification; you’re justifiably proud of your credential. Learn how you can help protect your credential from being falsified with these simple suggestions.
You’ve worked hard to earn and maintain your AMT certification. You’re justifiably proud of yourself and want to display your credential. There are many ways to show the world that you are AMT certified, but it is also important to do it in a way that protects the integrity of your hard-earned credential.
In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of falsified AMT credentials by individuals who have never been certified by AMT. We call these credential thieves! Often, the counterfeit document has been Photoshopped from an image posted on the internet or social media. Help prevent this by following the simple suggestions below.
AMT now offers digital badges, a virtual emblem you can proudly, and securely, display in digital resumes and social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook or other online tools. Digital badges also are a quick link that allows employers and colleagues to easily verify your credentials. While your badge is issued by Credly, AMT maintains and monitors the verified information behind each individual certification.
Here’s how digital badges can help you protect your credentials:
- You can safely share your achievement through online channels of your choice.
- Unlike your paper certificate, the digital badge does not display your AMT member number, which should be kept confidential.
- By sharing your digital badge, those who click on it can verify the authenticity of your certification,confirm that it’s current, and learn more about the skills you have mastered.
- While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted by Credly. This link to verified data makes a badge more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.
If you have questions about digital badges, visit our badging FAQ page.
It is still worth taking advantage of sites like LinkedIn to promote yourself and other social media sites to celebrate your accomplishments. Learn about the Benefits of LinkedIn for Allied Health Professionals.