Yes, starting April 5th, 2022 Offensive Security digital certificates and badges have a new look. Besides the change in look we are also bringing improvements which will make this new certificate version easier to share, easier to verify and more secure.
We also retired the traditional physical paper version of our certificates for all certifications except for OSCE3 which will include both physical paper and access to our digital offering.
You can read the full announcement here.
If you have passed an exam after April 5th, 2022, your “Exam Results” email contains a URL which enables you to claim your badge. Within minutes of submitting your details via the URL, you will receive a separate email from Accredible, containing a link to your new digital badge and certificate.
In order to receive the Accredible email, make sure to check the box saying: Yes, I agree to receive digital certifications and badges from Accredible.
If you do not receive an email within the allotted time, please submit a request here and our support team will be happy to assist you.
Creating an account with Accredible is not necessary in order for you to be able to view, download and share your credentials.
All of our alumni are able to claim their digital badge and certificate for any exam they've passed with OffSec. If you haven’t already received an email notification from Offensive Security with information about your Accredible digital credentials, then please submit a request here.
Digital badges and certificates issued through Credly will be disabled soon, as such we recommend all our students to transition to the Accredible. Once the Credly badges are disabled, any links shared via social networks (i.e. LinkedIn) will also be disabled.
If you have claimed a badge with Credly in the past, be on the lookout for an email with further instructions on how to complete your transition to the new vendor within the coming weeks.
To share your certification on social media, access your digital credential with Accredible and use the buttons in the “Share your achievement!” section.
We have transitioned to a new version for our certificates as of April 2022. All digital certificates, present and past, are being issued in the new format, while all physical certificates that had been printed by Offensive Security until now were being issued using the old format.
If you no longer wish to showcase your badge and certificate, you can switch the privacy of your credential from Public to Private. Note, in order to use this functionality, you will need to create an account with Accredible.
In order to modify the name appearing on your badge and certification, please submit a request here and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Note that Offensive Security issues certificates only under the legal name appearing on your official, Government-issued IDs.
Final eligibility to receive a physical paper certificate, other than the OSCE3, requires starting an exam by April 4, 2022 (23:00 GMT).
All exams started by that date, that subsequently have the exam documentation submitted and accepted will then be graded, and if passed, the students may elect to receive a physical paper certificate and wallet card. The physical paper certificate will be printed in the old format.
Our grading process may take up to 10 days to complete, however, this period will not impact your eligibility in any way. As long as you have attempted your exam before April 4, 2022 (23:00 GMT) and receive a passing grade, you will have the option to receive a paper certificate. Exams taken starting April 5, 2022 will only be accompanied by the digital certification and badge.
Note, should you fail your current exam attempt, subsequent exams will only come with the digital certificate version. You will be able to print your certificate on your own home printer or at a local shop.
No, outside of the OSCE3, we have stopped the printing for all of our certificates.
While ordering a reprint is no longer available, you are highly encouraged to claim your digital certificate and badge. The new digital certificates available after April 5th, 2022 are built to allow our students to print them if they wish to do so.
A guide containing our recommended printing specifications can be found here.
Yes, students who pass an exam receive access to a high quality digital version of their certificate which can be printed on demand from home or at a local print shop.
No. Our certifications do not expire and do not need to be renewed. Therefore, the associated digital certificate and badges will also not expire.
Yes, the digital certificate carries the same weight as a paper certificate.
If I pass an exam after April 4, 2022, will I still receive a wallet card?
No, with the exception of OSCE3, students will no longer receive a wallet card after successfully passing one of our exams.
The traditional printed wallet cards have also been modernised. With Accredible, you can now add your credentials to your mobile wallet by selecting Add to Mobile Wallet in the More drop-down menu.
To add your wallet card, you will have to open the page on your mobile, while being logged in to your Accredible account, and press the Add to Wallet button.