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Why is Credential Transparency Valuable?

Whether you are building an app to aid with college search, or building the next generation of AI to create customized career pathways, credential data is at the core of your application. This is why credential transparency is critically important to developers—it provides a single, open map of the credential marketplace that anyone can use to build their application. Moreover, incorporating the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) into your products positions your team to deliver unique features, improve workflow integrations, and grow your business in new ways to help solve the challenges we face today and better prepare for the ones of tomorrow.

Through Credential Engine, technologies are now available to:


credential data in a common language across all types of credentials from all types of providers


credential data across systems and to other credentials


credential data in real-time


credential data in new ways to meet educational and economic needs

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A transparent credential marketplace helps developers

Integrate comprehensive credential data into their existing tools and resources

Utilize credential data in new ways to solve real-world problems

Answer key questions facing education and workforce by giving everyone access to clear credential information

Explore and discover emerging credentialing trends

How Can I be a Part of the Transparent Credential Marketplace?


Parchment and Credential Engine Partner to Help Learners and Employees Better Understand the Value of Academic and Professional Credentials

Parchment Award Offers Data from Credential Engine’s Open Standard Credential Registry to Show What Credentials Represent

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