Open Badges are the world's leading format for digital badges. Open Badges are verifiable and shareable, and they contain detailed information about the achievement and what the recipient did to earn the badge. Open Badges provide a flexible and portable way to recognize learning and can sit alongside traditional qualifications and professional accreditation.

Open Badges include information on; the organization or individual who issued the badge, the criteria that the badge has been assessed against, the date that the badge was issued, a verifiable reference to the recipient and a number of other required or optional properties. Some badges contain links to detailed evidence, expiration dates, searchable tags, and alignments to educational standards or frameworks.