Reston, VA—The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has partnered with Credly to offer digital credentials to student members of the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society. Providing a verified, shareable digital credential ensures that students are recognized for their membership and affiliation in a way that aligns with modern technology and maximizes the distinction for years to come.

“For nearly 100 years, the National Honor Societies have recognized a student’s accomplishments and school involvement. The Credly digital badge technology will showcase these efforts and maximize lifelong benefits for members,” stated JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director of NASSP, which founded and administers the National Honor Societies. “As we approach the centennial anniversary of the National Honor Society in 2021, these digital badges will distinguish and connect students who have demonstrated the pillars of membership through scholarship, service, leadership, and character. We could not be more pleased to have forged this partnership with Credly to provide this tool for members of the National Honor Societies.”

Student members can share their achievement online through email signatures, on social media platforms, and embedded within a portfolio. The digital credential will connect members of National Honor Societies, fostering a valuable community now and in the future.

Every student member will carry their own verified record through Credly, which tells a complete, accurate story of what they know and can do. Members can share their profiles with educators and employers to provide verifiable details of their achievements. The NASSP digital credential for members of the National Honor Societies is uniquely identified with the recipient in a way that increases accessibility and reduces the risk of fraud.

“A record of lifelong learning can not only increase employment opportunities, but also open new avenues of learning and development that will ultimately enhance an individual’s professional life, wherever it may lead,” said Jonathan Finkelstein, CEO of Credly. “NASSP’s digital credentials are the first touchpoint for many students in developing the kind of career currency that will serve them well in the future of work.”

The National Honor Societies are the nation’s premier organizations recognizing outstanding high school and middle level students. Today, it is estimated that more than 1 million students participate in official Honor Society activities. Membership both recognizes students for their accomplishments and challenges them to develop their leadership further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

The digital badge for Honor Society members will be available in January. For more information, visit


The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor SocietyNational Junior Honor SocietyNational Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.

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