Digital Badges and Certificates

CCAHM has partnered with BadgeCert to offer digital badges and certificates (BadgeCerts) to all Clean Needle Technique (CNT) candidates. BadgeCerts are digital credentials that give candidates the ability to share their CNT status with peers, educational institutions, employers, and other entities electronically. Each BadgeCert is embedded with information about CCAHM, the CNT course, and when and how the credential was earned. All BadgeCerts are stored in a secure, universal, cloud-based portfolio that helps earners maintain a digital record if their achievements. 

Upon successful completion of the CNT course and exams, candidates will receive an email with a link to their unique, verifiable, BadgeCert. The BadgeCert can then be shared on social networks, resumes, email signatures, and websites. We have provided additional information about BadgeCerts, their uses, and how to share them below. 


Claiming Your BadgeCert

When will I receive my BadgeCert?

You will be notified via email of your successful completion of the CNT course within 10 business days of your practical exam. In that email, you will receive a link and information about how to view and claim your BadgeCert. It is important to make sure that the email address in your CCAHM profile is accurate and up-to-date to ensure you receive this notification. Additionally, please be sure to add to your email contacts to prevent this email from being sent to your spam or junk folders. 

How do I claim my BadgeCert?

In your notification email, you will be given a username and temporary password to access your BadgeCert profile. 

What happens if I do not claim my BadgeCert right away?

If you do not claim your BadgeCert right away, you will receive reminder emails every 30 days until 120 days have passed. 

What if I do not receive my email notification?

First, check your spam and junk folders. The email notification will come from  If you do not find the notification email there, please contact for assistance. 


Sharing Your BadgeCert

How do I share my BadgeCert on my social media platforms, website, email signature, etc.?

CLICK HERE to access a guide with more information about how to digitally share your BadgeCert.

What if I would like a paper certificate?

A PDF of your CNT certificate can be downloaded from your BadgeCert profile.

Step 1: Log in to BadgeCert and click on "My Badge Portfolio."



Step 2: Click on the CNT badge in your portfolio, and then click on "Certificate" to download a copy (see image below). 



Once downloaded, you can print a paper copy of your certificate. If you are unable to print your certificate and would like to request a paper copy be sent to you, can can submit a request for one by CLICKING HERE. 


Editing and Managing Your BadgeCert Profile 

How do I change my BadgeCert password?

From, click on "Log In" at the top of the page. Enter your email address as your username (this should be the same email address you use to log in to CCAHM), leave the password field blank, and click on "Request new password?" A temporary password will be emailed to you. Once logged in, you can click on your name to visit your profile and change your password. 

NOTE: You can only log in to BadgeCert if you have already been issued a digital badge by CCAHM. Candidates who have not yet been issued a badge will not be able to log in. 

How do I update my email address, name, or other information in my BadgeCert profile?

Visit and log in. Once logged in, click on your name to visit your profile. To edit your information, click on the pencil icon . Once you have finished making changes, click on the disk icon  to save. 

NOTE: Changing your name on your BadgeCert profile will not update your name on your digital badge/certificate. To have your name change reflected on your badge/certificate, please submit a name change request using this form: