Hey Chad, although this is a solution and similiar to the one I mentioned in my post, it's not as aethetically pleasing at first glance on a resume nor carries the same credible branding as the LinuxAcademy.com address. The standard link has way too many parts to it. A simple "LinuxAcademy.com/u/DevinJDawson" would look much more professional than "bitl.ly/asj@*jsl9".
Once again a great suggestion, however I believe it's just a bandaid on a fairly easy issue to tackle. The program is still in beta, so I would not be suprised if permalinks on the development plan.