Digital Credentials

What is a Digital Credential?

A digital credential is an electronic representation of the different types of learning acquired by an individual. Digital credentials are typically issued as a clickable graphic that contains an online record of 1) an achievement, 2) the work required for the achievement, 3) evidence of such work, and 4) information about the issuing organization.
A digital credential comes from a credible source, is encrypted and can be verified by employers with one click. It differs from a traditional credential that is a paper-based representation and more easy to counterfeit. Digital credentials contain meta-data that document how an individual is competent to perform the skills reflected in a specific credential.
Your digital credentials can be hosted on the eCampus Ontario passport or any hosting platform of your choice, and added to your other online pages such as:

  • Digital C.V., personal webpage or blog
  • Social media such as LinkedIn, FaceBook, or share the link directly to your passport profile page.
  • Email signature


Our Digital Credentials

Digital credentials are stackable. This mean that a credential can be part of a sequence of credentials that can be accumulated over time to build up an individual’s qualifications and help that individual move along a career pathway to further education, different responsibilities and potentially new roles. Digital credentials you earn at HLLN can be "stacked" towards a professional certificate representing a milestone achievement. You can earn three types of digital credentials: fundamental and advanced skills credentials that highlight a workplace applied or clinical skill, or a professional certificate digital credential that highlights a thematic set of skills needed to perform a specific role.

You may receive 1-2 digital credentials upon completion of a course and a post-course assessment. These digital credentials can be stacked based on a learning pathway towards a professional certificate.

Digital Credentials issued by the Health Leadership and Learning Network:

Course Digital Credentials
Lifestyle and Wellness Health Coach Certificate Health Coaching Therapeutic Intervention - Fundamental Skills
Motivational Interviewing - Fundamental Skills
Chronic Disease Management Health Coach Certificate Health Coaching Therapeutic Intervention - Advanced Skills
Care Planning - Fundamental Skills
Patient Navigation Certificate Care Coordination - Fundamental Skills
Patient Needs Assessment - Fundamental Skills
Advanced Patient Navigation Certificate Care Coordination - Advanced Skills
Patient Needs Assessment - Advanced Skills
Motivational Interviewing Certificate Motivational Interviewing - Fundamental Skills

*There will be a $20+HST administrative fee charged for issuing each digital credentials. You will receive your digital credentials (s) via email upon course completion, with instructions on how to collect and display them.

**If you would like to stack your digital credentials towards a professional certificate, please contact us for more information at We offer bundle discounts for the full suite of courses and digital credentials towards a professional certificate.


          For applicants:

  • Differentiates you from other candidates
  • Demonstrates evidence of your credentials, achievements
  • Provide one-click verification of your training
  • Increase your marketability within your organization, and among clients and employers
  • Networking opportunities (connecting people and organizations with similar skills) in Canada and across the globe
  • Provides one place to collect and manage all your credentials
          For employers:

  • Reduce the skills gap by helping you hire candidates with proven and identified competencies
  • Encrypted technology allows you to verify a candidate’s credentials with one click
  • Reduce the HR administrative burden
  • Avoid the cost, inconvenience and risk of unqualified hires