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One of the primary challenges that certification and state licensure organizations face is finding successful marketing strategies to not only effectively demonstrate the quality and market value of their program but also to keep their program highly visible to their stakeholders, potential applicants and the public.
This brief helps states see the benefits of a connected, open-access data network, and understand how we can all work to better align our data to aid in decision making.
IMS Global and Credential Engine have released a report detailing findings on the remarkable growth in the use of Open Badges—the world's leading format for digital badges.
UNITE-LA and Credential Engine began a partnership in 2018 to bring greater transparency to the credential marketplace in the L.A. region by harnessing technology to make information about credentials publicly available.
Credential Engine’s Statement of Capabilities Regarding USDOL’s “Strengthening Community Colleges” Grant
Provisions are now requiring the publishing of data related to credentials and competencies in linked open data schema makes the specific reference “credential transparency description language”—the specification hosted by Credential Engine. Learn how working with CTDL will ensure compliance with USDOL's grant.
We want to empower everyone to contribute to open, transparent credentialing ecosystems. In support of our mission, we publish free resources and technologies, such as CTDL, publishing tools, an open-source Credential Registry. Our support includes guides and documentation, communities of practice, and basic technical assistance for publishing and consuming CTDL data. We encourage everyone to use and build upon our openly licensed resources and technologies.
The Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) family of specifications, our account management system, publishing tools, and Credential Registry are and will always be available at no cost. To enable a broader community of practitioners and providers to leverage these, we offer related fee-based technical design and development services.
State Roadmap & Action Guide
Your State or Region’s credential transparency journey starts here.
Meet the partners that are bringing credential transparency to their states and regions.