Digital Credentials and Badging Alliance

Join the Digital Credentials and Badging Alliance

IMS Alliances are for the purpose of ensuring interoperability in practice and keeping implementing organizations current on the evolution of a specific set of IMS standards. IMS Alliances provide organizations who want access to development resources, testing suites and conformance certification for a specific set of IMS standards to ensure reliable integrations with platforms. IMS provides Alliance members this support at a fraction of the cost of custom integrations and, most importantly, steps in on an ongoing basis to resolve issues that arise.

Under the Alliances, IMS provides self-service online support to implement conformant products. When testing is completed, IMS issues a conformance certification mark that IMS stands behind. What this means is that IMS will get involved directly in any issues that arise and work across organizations to resolve. 

Joining in the Digital Credentials and Badging Alliance provides access to the development resources and certification for the Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) and Open Badges specifications. Becoming an IMS member is the only way to achieve official IMS conformance for these certifications. Conformance seals are only issued to and maintained with current IMS Alliance, Affiliate, and Contributing Members. IMS does this in order to deliver on interoperability in practice on an ongoing basis. This benefits large and small organizations alike in creating and maintaining a vital, innovative, and open marketplace for educational technology products!  The certification program is managed and evolved by current IMS Members. This creates the community ownership needed to achieve high levels of interoperability and earn the trust of buyers in interoperable products.  See all of the Alliance Benefits.

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Annual Dues by Organization Type and Size $USD (see All Membership Levels)

Organization Type Organization Size Digital Credentials and Badging Alliance
Suppliers by Annual Revenue >$1 billion $18,500
>$500 million $15,500
>$100 million $12,500
+$50 million $9,500
+$10 million $6,000
-$10 million $4,000
-$1 million $2,000
Higher Education Institutions by Annual Operating Budget State System N/A
+$500 million $3,500
+$250 million $2,500
-$250 million $1,500
School Organizations by Number of Students Served State Dept of Education N/A
+15,000 students N/A
-15,000 students N/A
-2500 students N/A

*Note: There are infinite types and sizes of organizations around the world - many of whom do not fall into the defined categories above. Please contact us if you are wondering how your organization fits.