How to import a credential on the mobile app

Use the LifeJourney mobile app to add all of your digital credentials in one place.

LifeJourney allows you to manage all of your digital credentials in one easy-to-use mobile application right on your phone. To import other verified credentials, digital certificates, or even photos of paper-based certificates you may have, follow the steps below.

Select the Add Credential button on the Wallet to add a credential you have earned elsewhere to your Wallet.

Select either the File or JSON tab depending on which type of document you are uploading.


Uploading a File

Importing your own credentials to the platform will label your credential as “self-asserted.”

When uploading, you need to add the title, also known as the name, of your badge and then a description. These pieces of information help describe the credential if you share it from the wallet.

You can upload any PDF or image file that might contain the image of your completed certificate or credential. Allowed file types include Word, Excel, PDF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, SVG. If you want to upload documents of the type Word, Excel, or PDF, click the Select file button to navigate to the files on your mobile device. If you want to upload a PNG, JPG, JPEG, or SVG click the Select image button and navigate to the photo library on your mobile device.


Select the required item. Then select Save.

Upload an existing badge

In addition, if you have received an open badge from another digital wallet, you can copy and paste the JSON code from their platform. You might find this code under a button called “View JSON” or “View Code” and the other wallet provider may give you the option to download it to a file or copy it to your clipboard. Paste the code into the “text code” box and click Save.

Adding a skill

Before saving an uploaded credential, you should also make sure to look up and apply at least one skill to the credential. Adding the skills associated to the credential will help update your opportunity fit score in the CareerBit application so you can track your fit for career pathways and specific job opportunities.

To apply a skill, select the drop-down box labeled Skills. Use the free text search box to type in a related skill and then select the best result from the drop-down list. Select as many skills as you think apply to the topic of your credential.

Click Save when you are done.

How to access your uploaded credentials

Any credentials that you upload to the wallet will appear in a section near the bottom of the wallet called “Self Asserted.” A search box is available for you to search through all of the items that you have uploaded to find the one you want.

The details of the credential will show the information you added and the related skills and show that the origin was “external” to the LifeJourney wallet.


If you are importing credentials from Credly, check out this article on how to upload your baked images.