Digital credential badges for PACFA members and registrants

We're thrilled by the enthusiastic response to our recent article announcing PACFA's upcoming rollout of digital credential badges. Through this initiative, we aim to highlight the dedication and commitment of our members to the fields of counselling and psychotherapy, while also providing you with valuable tools to enhance your professional profiles and opportunities. To help members and registrants better understand the advantages of these badges, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).



9 May 2024

What are the key advantages of digital credential badges?
  • Verifiable and validated skills, providing concrete evidence for prospective employers and peers.
  • Digital credential badges offer a secure and reliable way to showcase your credentials, to help in eliminating risk of fraud or misrepresentation.
  • Shareability on LinkedIn, Facebook, email signatures, websites, and promotional materials, enhancing your professional profile.
  • Access to labour market insights through badges connected to live job requisitions, aiding in job searches and applications.
  • Easy-to-use platform for accepting and displaying badges, ensuring a seamless experience for users.
  • Complete control over the information about yourself that is made public.
How do digital credential badges benefit my professional profile?
  • They provide verifiable evidence of your skills and capabilities, enhancing your credibility and competitiveness in the job market.
  • They offer a secure and reliable way to showcase your credentials, eliminating the risk of fraud or misrepresentation.
  • They enable you to connect with potential employers and peers, expanding your professional network and opportunities.
When will registration badges be available for Certified Practising Counsellor and Registered Clinical Counsellor members?
  • Registration badges for these categories are anticipated to be rolled out from 1 July 2024.
  • Further badges will be rolled out throughout the next 12 months.
What will happen to my old badges?
  • The new digital credential badges will replace the old badges

What do I need to do to ensure I receive my registration badge?
  • Completion of your renewal for the 24/25 membership year is required to receive your registration badge.

We hope this information clarifies the benefits of Credly badges and how they can enhance your professional profile. If you have any further questions, please contact [email protected] for assistance.