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2019 Request for Proposals – State Partnerships for Credential Transparency

Through an increasing array of credentials — such as degrees, certificates, licenses, certifications, badges, and apprenticeships — job seekers, students, and workers have more options than ever. Yet, there has never been an efficient system to collect, search, and compare credentials in a way that keeps pace with the speed of change in the 21st century and is universally understood. With well over 500,000 unique credentials in the U.S. alone, this lack of information contributes to confusion and uninformed decision making. Credential Engine is demystifying the credential marketplace by bringing both transparency and common understanding to credentials for the first time to provide information needed to make better credentialing decisions and reveal credentialing and labor trends.

Credential Engine is working to scale the publishing of credential information to the Credential Registry. Currently, the following states are formally working with Credential Engine to make credentials in their state transparent: Indiana, New Jersey, Ohio, Kansas, Michigan, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine (these four New England states through a partnership with the New England Board of Higher Education), and the Los Angeles Region. Washington State will soon join this list. Each of these states/regions has approached their projects in different ways; you can learn more about them at www.credentialengine.org/partner.

We anticipate that at least two to three states will be selected for a partnership through this RFP, though additional states may be selected if more funding becomes available.

To learn more about this RFP, or to submit a proposal by March 15, 2019,  please see the document below.

Final State RFP 2019_190204

 

To download this document, click here.