Michigan Credential Registry Account Creation

Join the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Initiative

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity – Workforce Development (LEO-WD) has partnered with Credential Engine to change the way Michigan finds education and training opportunities. There has been no efficient system to collect, search, and compare credentials in a universally-understood way that keeps pace with the current speed of change in the workplace. Credential Engine is looking to solve this problem.

Credential Engine is a nonprofit organization that uses a common language to collect and make available data relating to all credentials – including degrees, certificates, certifications, licenses, apprenticeships, and badges - as well as competency frameworks and quality assurance data relating to credentials.

The Michigan Initiative

Credential Engine’s Credential Registry is an important and unique tool that can serve as the vehicle to a transparent approach to education and training through a single, national platform. It builds upon the collective partnership between LEO, Michigan Department of Education, and education institutions in expanding the Michigan Career and Education Pathfinder tool, www.mitalent.org/pathfinder, the state’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) at www.mitalent.org/mitc, and detailing the credentials obtained through U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Registered Apprenticeships.

Michigan residents will be provided with valuable information on career opportunities and potential return on investment afforded by post-secondary credentials in our state.  Providing clear, easily navigable information through the Credential Registry will help residents choose credentials valued in the marketplace and desired by employers. In turn, our businesses can position themselves for success by having access to a talented workforce.

LEO Can Upload Your Data

Many institutions already provide a robust array of data elements, including the credentials offered, to the State of Michigan through partners such as the Department of Education, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, and the USDOL. LEO is prepared to provide program inventory data on your behalf.  No new data collection is required, and institutional partners will still have control of their data entered on their behalf.

LEO may be able to publish your data; however, an institution account must be created which authorizes LEO to share data about the credentials your institution offers. Once authorized, you will be able to review any data submitted on your behalf, and more information will be forthcoming throughout the initiative. We have worked to make this process a seamless as possible for your institution and encourage you to grant us this authorization.

How to Create an Account

To create an account, follow the steps under “To Get Started.”

If you have questions about this initiative, please contact Marcia Black-Watson, Director of Industry Engagement for LEO, at black-watsonm@michigan.gov or Jeni Spaulding, WLDS Specialist, at spauldingj@michigan.gov.

Additional Resources:

Blog Post by Marcia Black-Watson

LEO's Press Release

Higher Education Fact Sheet

??To Get Started
  1. Start the account creation process by using the form below.
  2. Follow the directions laid out in the emails you receive when creating your account (you can also reference the Getting Started Guide).
  3. Have your account confirmed by Credential Engine.
  4. Accept the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity's request to publish on your behalf.

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