USI Launches New Digital Credentialing Initiative with Credly

Training provider builds upon its workforce development and aviation safety-based certifications to drive standardization of knowledge and skills into evolving workforce needs.

Orlando, FL -- Unmanned Safety Institute, the leading aviation-based safety training provider for unmanned operations, today launched a new digital badging program for its certification holders.  Individuals who complete coursework/training and earn a passing score on one of the proctored exams or operational evaluations will earn an Unmanned Safety Institute digital credential.

”By providing a secure, digital representation of Unmanned Safety Institute safety and operational certifications, our over ten thousand credentialed pilots can more easily manage, share and make use of their credentials within their networks, across social media platforms and on their resumes,” said Josh Olds, President of USI.  “For employers, our digital badges make it easy to standardize current remote pilot teams, identify individuals with the knowledge and skills commensurate to the size and complexity of their operations, and to verify that those skillsets are relevant and up-to-date.”

USI is working with Credly, the digital credentialing leader, to provide digital badges. Credly collaborates with top global training providers, credential issuers, associations and academic institutions that are similarly focused on the power of verified skills and achievements.  Credly’s Acclaim platform transforms knowledge, skills and achievements into digital credentials that empower individuals to connect with learning and career opportunities. 

"Employers are building entire talent strategies backed by digital credentials to make more informed, efficient decisions around new hires, talent allocation, and team building, "said Jonathan Finkelstein, CEO of Credly. "Unmanned Safety Institute is preparing a uniquely qualified and skilled workforce for the future of aviation technology, and their digital credentials serve as valuable decision-making tools for employers in this emerging field."

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About the Unmanned Safety Institute

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) is the industry’s most widely recognized leader in flight safety solutions for individuals, academia, and organizations focused on integrating and operating UAS for civil or commercial purposes. The Unmanned Safety Institute provides UAS flight safety training and certification to operational standards based on the adoption and modification of time-honored aviation safety practices.  With more than 170 instructors and over 10,000 customers around the world, including several Fortune 500 enterprises, USI is the global leader in UAS training and certification delivering the most highly-regarded training program of its kind. Programs include the Small UAS & Advanced Safety Certifications, Visual Line of Sight Systems Operations™ (VSO) and Professional Remote Operator™ (PRO) certifications and Unmanned Connect™ workforce development initiative. USI’s training and certification programs are endorsed by major aviation insurance providers, incorporated into aviation association professional development programs, and have been evaluated and recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education. Discover more at

About Credly

Credly is helping the world speak a common language about people’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thousands of employers, training organizations, associations, certification programs, and workforce development initiatives use Credly to help individuals translate their learning experiences into professional opportunities using trusted, portable, digital credentials. Credly empowers organizations to attract, engage, develop, and retain talent with enterprise-class tools that generate data-driven insights to address skills gaps and highlight opportunities through an unmatched global network of credential issuers. Visit to learn more. 

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