Were you the kind of kid who loved nothing more than getting a piece of homework back covered in neat blue ticks of approval?
We bet you had loads of mates, didn't you?
Anyway, you'll be thrilled to hear that now you can show off the most prized tick of all to your friends (well, followers), as Twitter has launched an online application process that will allow any Twitter account to request verified status.
"Our goal with this update is to help more people find great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for creators and influencers," explains Twitter's Tina Bhatnagar, "no matter where they are in the world - to easily connect with a broader audience."
Here's how to apply to get verified.
How to submit a request
To stand a better chance of getting a blue tick...
This doesn't mean everyone will be verified
Twitter will ask for several pieces of supporting information, which some might struggle to provide:
We’ll ask you to tell us why we should verify an account. If the account represents a person, we want to understand their impact in their field. If it represents a corporation or company, let us know their mission.
When providing URLs to support your request, choose sites that help express the account holder’s newsworthiness or relevancy in their field.
We may request that you scan and upload a legible copy of your government-issued ID (such as a passport or driver’s license) to confirm your identity.
Do you think reaching level 20 on Pokémon GO would count as having "impact in their field"? We're keeping our fingers crossed...