Established at the request of IMS members, the Digital Credentials and Badging Alliance supports the creation, maintenance and adoption of standards related to badges and digital credentials. These standards help to avoid the need for every organization to reinvest in the tools, processes, and interactions to integrate with every platform. In particular, IMS maintains the industry leading Open Badges standard.

Accredible has been following the work of IMS for some time and the Accredible platform has been Open Badges compliant for many years. Joining the alliance provides the opportunity to be certified and to participate in the work that shapes future versions of the standard.

“The mission of the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a whole is to advance technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. We’re very excited to be working with IMS and to help with the adoption of standards that help learners above all.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.


Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.


IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS members are leading suppliers, institutions and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS sponsors the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, a global program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the people and ideas that are going to help shape the future of educational technology. For more information visit