Washington, D.C. —; Credential Engine publicly released its Minimum Required Data Policy today, setting the organization up for success as it heads towards its December launch. The Minimum Required Data Policy will act as the guidelines going forward for what credentialing information Registry participants will need to include to publish to the Registry, as well as the formatting requirements of that information so that it will be compatible with Credential Engine’s common credentialing language, the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL).

This critical development will ensure data consistency and reliability within the Registry, thus enhancing credential comparability. Furthermore, the Minimum Required Data Policy establishes not only what credentialing information is required, but also what information is required if available, or recommended—thereby providing a common and consistent playbook for all Credential Registry participants to use in order to provide as much comprehensive information about a credential as possible.

With these guidelines now public, Credential Engine invites interested credential-granting bodies to publish all of their credentials, competencies, and quality assurance information to the Credential Registry in order to contribute to credential transparency, gain visibility for their programs, and provide users with the information needed to make better credentialing decisions.

To view the Minimum Required Data Policy, please visit: http://credreg.net/registry/policy

To join the Credential Registry, please email Emilie Rafal at erafal@credentialengine.org


Credential Engine Communications Contact: Carrie Samson csamson@credentialengine.org

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