Top 15 Certif-ID alternatives 2022

So, you're want to start digital credentialing, but not sure if Certif-ID is the platform for you. We understand, with the popularity of digital certificates and badges increasing rapidly year-on-year, there are now lots of software options available to get your organisation credentialing. That's why, as digital credentialing experts, we've devised a list of the top 15 alternatives to Certif-ID this year.

With that said, let's get straight into it.

#1 VerifyEd: The best alternative

Naturally, we put VerifyEd as the number one Certif-ID alternative. The platform provides you with all the tools that you need to utilise digital certificates, including their design, issuance, management, and performance analysis.

VerifyEd UI
The VerifyEd platform: Institutional View

The reason we put ourselves at the top, however, is because you get access to more than just a digital credentialing platform. At no additional cost, we also provide many other digital credentialing tools, such as our advanced certificate designer, badge creation tool, and our 'Lifelong Learning Ledgers' where credential recipients can store their certificates for a lifetime: why not see for yourself?

VerifyEd's open badging platform.
An example Lifelong Learning Ledger.

We also have a strong focus on the data security our users; by using industry-leading blockchain technology, all issued credentials (both certificates and badges) can be verified instantly by any third-parties your learners give permission to, such as employers. Say goodbye to certificate fraud and data breaches!


VerifyEd's transparent pricing structure - offering a per-credential pricing option, alongside a free tier - is shown below.

The open badging platform's pricing structure.
VerifyEd's pricing structure. See more here.

What’s great is that all of the features discussed, and more, are included at any price tier - even our free users get complete access to the platform!

Interested? Try out the platform for free today.

#2 Credly: The (alternative) alternative

If VerifyEd isn’t for you, Credly is a great alternative, providing all of the tools that you need to start digital badging; from creating badge templates, to analysing issued badge performance with in-depth data analytics.

Credly's open badging platform.
Credly's digital badging platform.

There are also some additional perks to the platform that we really like. Their ‘labour market insights’, for example, shows live job postings to their users to help connect them with relevant job opportunities.

Credly's labour market insights.


As Credly does not make their pricing structure public, you will need to contact them to get a quote.

Credly's pricing for access to their open badges.

#3 Badgr: The best alternative for badges

As you might guess from the name, Badgr has a sole focus on digital badges. Because of this, you can rest assured that their platform provides all of the necessary tools that you need to start issuing digital badges to your learners; the only reason we put them third is due to a lack of features beyond this. However, if your only focus is creating and issuing badges, then Badgr is a good alternative.

Badgr's open badging platform.
Badgr's digital badging platform.


Badgr is also not transparent about their pricing so, if you would like to learn about the cost of using their platform, you will need to contact them directly for more information.

Top 15 Certif-ID Alternatives

Still not found the right digital credentialing platform for you? Here is the complete list of the 15 Certif-ID competitors:

  1. VerifyEd
  2. Credly
  3. Badgr
  4. Accredible
  5. Sertifier
  6. CertifyMe
  8. Certifer
  9. TrueCred
  10. BadgeCert
  11. CredBadge
  12. Open Badge Factory
  13. Blockcerts
  14. Canvas
  15. Give My Certificate

We hope that we have been able to give you some insight into the different digital credentialing platforms that are currently available on the market. Still unsure? Talk to a digital credentialing expert today - they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Examples of credentials on VerifyEd.