Those who achieve their CMCO and/or CMCP certifications will receive proof of their achievement(s) by print-ready certificates uploaded to their account at mc-gsx.learningbuilder.com and by digital badge(s) issued through our partner, BadgeCert.  Both are issued once the CMCO | CMCP Program Management Office is notified by Pearson VUE of a candidate’s successful completion of the exam.

Digital badges are tokens that appear as icons or logos on a web page or other online platforms signifying a certification or mastery of a skill.  Candidates will receive access to their CMCO and/or CMCP digital badge(s) 3-5 business days after meeting the CMCO and/or CMCP requirements.  Information on how to access and use the digital badge will emailed to certificants.  MCGA will maintain a record of all digital badges with certificant metadata.  This metadata includes:

  • The issuer’s name (i.e., CMCO, CMCP);
  • The certificant’s name and e-mail address;
  • A short description of the badge;
  • Other details, such as the certification issue date and the expiration date.


Digital Badges

Digital badges are viewable to the certificant and those to whom the certificant provides his/her unique badge URL.  The badges serve as proof that the certificant met all of the CMCO and/or CMCP program requirements.

MCGA will maintain a record of all certificants who have met the CMCO and/or CMCP requirements.  Confirmation of an individual’s CMCO or CMCP status (as Active or Inactive) will be provided to interested parties upon request, but an individual’s score will remain confidential.

Correct Use of Your Credential

Certificants are authorized to use the designations “CMCO” or “Certified Mission Critical Operator” and “CMCP” or “Certified Mission Critical Professional” once they have received their CMCO or CMCP digital badges.  Certificants may use this credential on business cards, resumes, and signature lines.

Certificants can use the designation and/or the URL to their BadgeCert page as long as their certification is active.  “CMCO” and “Certified Mission Critical Operator” and “CMCP” or “Certified Mission Critical Professional” are the only designations approved for use and should appear after a comma following the certificant’s name. No other designator and no other usage is approved by MCGA.

If the certification expires, the certificant will no longer be authorized to use the designation until he/she has been re-certified.  Use of these credentials beyond the authorized period (without complying with recertification requirements) constitutes unauthorized use of the credentials.  MCGA may also revoke the use of this designation if an individual exhibits signs of misconduct, violation of its policies, or for any reason at any time.

Credential Examples


Jill A. Smith, CMCO

Jill A. Smith, Certified Mission Critical Operator

Jill A. Smith, CMCP

Jill A. Smith, Certified Mission Critical Professional