NACTEL recognizes the completion of a series of courses by issuing a badge. A NACTEL badge is a digital representation of a learned skill, and contains digital content that can be shared on social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Badges will serve as prerequisites to hands-on training you receive through Pace University’s online communications program. NACTEL badges are recognized by our advisory council members, AT&T, Verizon, Lumen Technologies, Frontier Communications, IBEW and CWA, as well as NACTEL’s managing partner CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning).

How Will I Receive a Badge?

Upon completing required courses through Pace University, NACTEL will issue you your badge in your name and you will be sent an email through NACTEL via Credly containing your new badge. You will then be able to view and showcase your achievement. Credly is the company that NACTEL and Pace University uses to share these intelligent badges that are specifically connected to each individual’s achievements. Credly is universal way for people to earn and share their achievements and badges. If you have any issues receiving your badge, please email [email protected].

What Types of Badges are Available?

The following NACTEL badges are available through Pace University:

  • Telecom Essentials
  • IT Core
  • IT Skills
  • Telecom Core
  • Data Analytics
  • Networking Technologies
  • Telecom Technologies

What are the Benefits of a NACTEL Badge?

Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly’s Acclaim Platform also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim Platform.