Introducing Badges for Climb-Verified Schools

It’s a process many of us know well — you decide you want to advance your education, or get a certification that boosts your career, so you look into potential schools and programs. But no matter if you’re looking for a coding bootcamp, cosmetology school, or education Master’s program, you find that Google turns up several options that you’ll then have to sift through and compare. Even if you spend hours reading reviews and comparing schools, how are you supposed to know which program will really give you the benefits they claim?

Introducing Climb’s verification badge

At Climb, we’ve spent over 5 years evaluating career training programs, and we strive to partner only with programs that benefit students and help them reach their career goals. When students find and compare schools on our website, they can see which schools have passed our return-on-investment evaluation. And now, they can also easily see which programs have received this verification from the school website!

Once we evaluate and partner with a school, they’ll have the option to add this badge to their site, so prospective students will know their outcomes have met our criteria. We’re so excited to introduce this new feature, and we’ll be rolling it out over the next few months.

 Watermarked badge for illustrative purposes. Official badges will not have watermark.

 Watermarked badge for illustrative purposes. Official badges will not have watermark.

How do schools earn the badge?

Schools earn the badge by becoming Climb Partners and passing our quality verification. Through our quality verification process, we make sure schools have:

strong graduation rates,

strong job placement rates,

and consistent salary increases for their graduates.

Schools also pass an affordability check and must offer options including affordable monthly payments for their students to attend. 

We believe in our partner schools, and we want students to be able to find high-quality programs that will give them a positive return on their investment. That’s why we work to partner only with the best programs and to increase access to these programs.

If you’d like more information about our new badge feature and how it can help both schools and students during the school search, feel free to reach out! You can chat live with a team member at, email us at, or give us a call at 888-510-0533. We’re available 9am-9pm EST.

Want to find and compare our verified schools? Click the link below to review our partner schools and find the right program for you!

Interested in partnering with Climb and receiving this verification? Click the link below to learn more about our partnerships!

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