The members of the Credential Engine board of directors are:

  • Joe Bhatia, president and CEO, American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Chris Bustamante, President, Rio Salado College
  • Anthony Carnevale, Research Professor and Director, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
  • Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University
  • Barbara Gellman-Danley, President, Higher Learning Commission
  • Jim Gibbons, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries International
  • Eleni Papadakis, Executive Director, Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
  • Chris Roy, Senior Director of Learning Services, Microsoft Corporation
  • Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

Credential Engine is leading a groundbreaking technology initiative to expand and maintain a new online system for creating, aggregating, and communicating information about credentials. Specifically, Credential Engine is working to:

  • Scale a web-based credential registry that enables job seekers, students, workers, and employers to easily search for and compare credentials, just as travel apps are used to compare flights, rental cars, and hotels
  • Maintain WorkitTM, an open-source credential search application to demonstrate the power of the registry
  • Promote an open applications marketplace to foster the development of additional apps that serve the needs of job seekers, students, workers, employers, and other stakeholders
  • Guide the future development and use of the registry through stakeholder advisory groups and the technical advisory committee
  • Maintain the open-licensed Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), which provides the common language for the metadata on the registry

In pursuit of this work, Credential Engine and its board of directors is supported by advisory groups representing the higher education, business, certification and licensure, and quality assurance communities. These groups provide guidance and expertise on innovation in credentialing and serve as champions for responsible credential innovation and transparency. [Learn more]

For more information about Credential Engine, a current list of organizations currently posting information to the registry, and opportunities to become involved, visit

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