Digital Academic Credentials will soon be an essential part of a Digital Identity
Results season for academic institutions around the world, involves sending millions of traditional certificates to successful students by post and courier. Those certificates are sent on to other institutions or potential employers, to secure the next stage of a career. Over time, certificates will be lost, damaged or destroyed, and need to be replaced. Physical certificates can also be falsified or altered.
The use of digital certificates offers a more secure, convenient, cost effective and sustainable alternative.
Institutions that issue digital certificates can remove the high costs of printing and posting. Students with cloud-based certificates can share their credentials with future universities or employers instantly, without the risk, cost or delay involved in couriering them around the world. And digital credentials issued by a university are already verified, removing the need to check their authenticity.
As personal documents from visas to train tickets have become digital, so academic credentials and transcripts will follow. A digital wallet holding an individual’s academic and professional credentials will soon be an essential part of a digital identity.
Qualification Check’s I’m Verified digital wallet stores verified academic and professional credentials, securely in the cloud. Applicants can share their digital credentials remotely and in real time with institutions, recruiters and potential employers at no further cost.