Open Badges are immediately verifiable by the earner or consumer.
You can Verify a badge from your Badgr backpack a number of ways.
From the Badge share URL.
From an embedded card or badge view.
Anywhere else you see the Verify Badge button.
Badge consumers are people who have an interest in your achievement and with whom you may choose to share your badge (e.g. college admissions, human resources, program educators, etc.).
When the Verify Badge button is selected, a URL containing a link to the badge information and verification engine will open in a new window with some of the information pre-populated.
There is a lot of information available to you on the results screen.
Generally, if all the data, including recipient information, is verified, you'll get a report containing a green checkmark, stating the information is True.