Credential Engine is excited to announce that we have partnered with the American Council on Education (ACE) to integrate ACE’s extensive database of college credit recommendations with the Credential Registry. This partnership provides linked open data empowering people seeking higher education opportunities to get the most value out of their prior learning achievements. Read the full announcement here.

How you can enable transfer value:

  1. If your organization has ACE credit recommendations, click here.
  2. If your organization accepts ACE credit recommendations, click here.
  3. If your organization accepts, offers, or recommends transfer values or credit recommendations, click here.

Millions of people have completed valuable courses, training, and assessments but do not have a degree. These learning achievements can be directly related to the requirements for degrees, and clear, transparent data about the transfer value of these courses, training, and assessments can help people attain credentials with reduced time and cost investments.

ACE’s National Guide is an online compilation of college credit recommendations for courses, assessments, and apprenticeships that have been reviewed by ACE faculty experts. More than 10,000 ACE credit recommendations are now also published and available as Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) linked open data in the Credential Registry. Anyone can use the Credential Finder, a tool for seeing all of the data in the Registry, to explore the ACE transfer value recommendations, as well as data published by other organizations, including credentials, competencies, learning opportunities, assessments, employment outcomes, and connections with learning and career pathways.

See the CTDL transfer values in action via the Credential Finder:

We invite you to contribute to the rich, connected data in the Registry that empowers people with transfer value for their learning achievements.

  • If your organization offers the courses, assessments, or apprenticeships that have transfer value recommendations published by ACE to the Registry, publish your own additional information about those courses, assessments, or apprenticeships to the Registry and link to the corresponding ACE transfer value recommendations. To get started, click here.
  • If your organization accepts ACE credit recommendations towards your course, program, and credential requirements, publish your own additional information to the Registry and link to the corresponding ACE transfer value recommendations.  To get started, click here
  • If your organization accepts credits and other types of transfer values, recommends transfer values, or supports transfer articulation agreements, publish this information to the Registry. To get started, click here

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Download this announcement here.

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