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Advocacy Partners

Credential Engine works alongside various organizations, associations, agencies, companies, employers, and education and training providers to deliver value and thought leadership to the credential landscape. We don’t do anything alone. Instead, we take a collaborative approach to our work.

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Credential Transparency Toolkit

There are many ways to get involved with credential transparency. Regardless of which stage of the process you find yourself in, Credential Engine has various resources you can use to learn about, plan for, and work to create a transparent credential marketplace. The resources in this Toolkit are designed to help inform and guide your work.

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Federal, State, and Regional

In order to make credentials transparent, there needs to be consistent information across all regions at the state and federal levels. Once states understand the value of credential transparency, they can make the case for its usefulness and push for adoption.

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Global Partnerships

The Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) is a global, de facto standard for describing credentials, providers, competencies, programs, assessments, indicators of quality, outcomes, pathways, and links to job skills such as linked, open, interoperable data.

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Product & Service Providers

Our product and service providers verify that their products and services have repeatable models. This allows us to continuously advance credential transparency through the use of CTDL and the Credential Registry.

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State Partnership Toolkit

Working towards a better-connected learning and work ecosystem requires collaboration and planning. Credential Engine has developed the following resources for state leaders to use to learn about, plan for, and implement policies and practices to create a transparent credential marketplace.

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State Policy Briefs

Seven state leadership organizations and five workforce, education, and data advocacy/technical assistance experts have come together to coauthor a series of Policy Briefs that build awareness, understanding, and guidance on how state policy can integrate credential transparency into education and workforce development strategies.

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State Roadmap & Action Guide

This resource is built by experts to build awareness, understanding, and demand for how policies can integrate credential transparency into education and workforce development state strategies.

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Business Partners

Our Business Partners offer verified products and services, have repeatable models to continuously advance credential transparency through effective use of CTDL and Registry data, and have standards of quality and maximal use/optimization of CTDL data and definitions. As organizations become approved Business Partners, they will be highlighted in this section.

Education Design Lab

Education Design Lab

The Lab's mission is to accelerate economic mobility for New Majority (L)earners at the intersection of learning and work.

Learning and Employment Record Services

Empower learners to share their verifiable credentials and skills as currency for opportunities, based on human-centered design and data transparency.
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Learning Economy

Learning Economy Foundation

LEF translates leading-edge technologies into transformative learning and economic systems that promote equity, mobility, privacy, and individual agency.

Scaling LER Ecosystems with Linked Open Data and LearnCard

Working together to give learners sovereignty, mobility, and agency through privacy-preserving digital wallets powered by verifiable Learning and Employment Records.
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Product & Service Providers

We work with different product and service providers to align technologies and build capabilities to advance the mission and value of credential transparency. As these organizations have Credential Engine verify that their products and services have repeatable models to continuously advance credential transparency through effective use of CTDL and Registry data — including standards of quality and maximal use/optimization of CTDL data and definitions — they will be listed under “Business Partners.”

State, Regional, and Federal Partners

We work with various organizations on national, regional, state, and federal initiatives to advocate and advance credential transparency to meet attainment, workforce, economic, pathways, and data alignment goals. Along with the organizations listed below, we also work with many states and regions specifically. More information on those partnerships can be found in our Federal, State, and Regional Partnerships page

Advocacy Partners

We work with a wide array of organizations that broadly support our mission and credential transparency to offer policy and practical guidance to stakeholders.

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