ASMC is proud to offer digital badges as a way for certificants to share and validate their CDFM and CDFM-A designation. 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. All active and certified retired CDFM and CDFM-A certificants will receive online access to their badge through the Accredible platform.

How Digital Credentials Work

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.

Badge of Achievement

The digital badge is a verifiable representation of your certification. Celebrate your achievement by sharing your badge across your social platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. 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.

Sharing a Badge

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

Use Your CDFM or CDFM-A Digital Badge to:

  • Showcase your certification and skillset to your professional network
  • Enable employers and potential employers to quickly validate your credentials
  • Share your digital credentials on any online platform including social media, email signatures, websites and more

Questions on Digital Badging?

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 here.

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