ASMC offers digital badges as a way for certificants to share and validate their CDFM and CDFM-A designation across social platforms and email signatures. A digital badge is essentially an electronic representation of an accomplishment. It enjoys all the benefits of being digital, such as being sharable, verifiable, trackable, and having embedded metadata. With a digital badge, certificants can celebrate that they earned the sign of distinction in defense financial management while employers and potential employes can quickly validate credentials. All active and certified retired CDFM and CDFM-A certificants will receive online access to their badge through the Accredible platform.

Your Certificate Without the Wait

If you opted to receive a wall certificate, you will receive your official hardcopy certificate in the mail. But you don’t have to wait to share your digital certificate! Whether you’ve just met all the certification requirements or you are already certified, an email with a unique link will be sent to you. The digital badge is a verifiable representation of your certification. Celebrate your achievement by sharing your badge across your social platforms. When someone clicks on the badge, they can see what the certification represents and that it belongs to you.

Secured with Blockchain

Every credential issued is blockchain registered. That means CDFM and CDFM-A badges and certificates are much harder to fake. Badges and certificates are encoded with metadata showing who issued the certificate or badge, who it was issued to, and details about the certification, including when it will expire. This system makes sure those who have put in the time and effort to meet all the certification requirements are the only ones benefiting from the CDFM certification.

How to Use Your Digital Credentials

When you become certified, you will receive an email with a unique link to a page that displays your digital badge. From here you can manage how your credentials are seen and shared–post to your social media accounts, add to your LinkedIn profile, or embed on your website, directly from your credential view page.

Here are just a few ways to share your digital credentials online:

Is there a fee to use my digital badge?

No, this is a benefit we provide to highlight your continued professional development as a CDFM or CDFM-A.

Is it a requirement for me to use a digital badge?

No, the use of a digital badge is optional, but it is great way to highlight your accomplishment. If you decide not to utilize this service, simply disregard the email from

How do I change my name on my credential?

If you need to change your name, submit a name change request to Certificants who have had a legal name change must submit a copy of the original documentation (e.g., marriage license, name change decree).


Get help in how to use your digital badge and more. View the full list of frequently asked questions.