Key Partners

  • New England Board of Higher Education (Lead)
  • Maine Community College System
  • University of Maine System

Est: 2018 


Maine was the first of four states to join the High Value Credentials for New England Initiative led by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) in partnership with Credential Engine. Having comparable, transparent credential information in the region will help stakeholders identify education and employment pipelines, improve credential portability across state lines, and discern gaps in educational offerings.

The University of Maine System (UMS) and the Maine Community College System (MCCS) are working to publish to the Credential Registry. Thus far, six out of the seven UMS institutions have published over 800 credentials to the Registry. And in 2019, MCCS began publishing community college credentials to the Registry. Maine’s priority use case is to create badging and micro-credential opportunities for learners and demonstrate related skills and competencies to employers via badging, microcredentials, and degree programs. Additionally, the state aims to increase visibility and comparability of credential programs in key fields.