Credential Engine Services

Credential Engine offers a wide range of freely available resources as well as fee-based services that meet the needs of organizations managing credential and competency data. Our fee-based services are tailored to your goals, whether you’re a government agency, credentialing organization, military body, employer, technology provider, or other stakeholder working toward credential and competency transparency. 

Credential Engine is a non-profit whose mission is to map the credential landscape with clear and consistent information, fueling the creation of resources that empower people to find the pathways that are best for them.

Read this succinct overview of our services, or explore the sections below for detailed information about: 

Please contact us at info@credentialengine.org for any questions and/or additional information! 

Open, Freely Available Resources

Credential Engine is committed to empowering everyone to contribute to open, transparent credentialing ecosystems. In support of our mission, we develop and disseminate freely available resources and technologies. These technologies include the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), credential and competency publishing tools, an open-source Credential Registry, and methods for using CTDL linked open data in the Registry and in an organization’s own systems and web tools. 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.

To learn more, please read our Open, Freely Available Technology Fact Sheet

Services for States and Regions

Credential Engine has targeted expertise for helping states and regions benefit from credential and competency transparency. In addition to our open, freely available resources, we offer fee-based services for strategy, project management, and implementation support for using CTDL data effectively to achieve statewide and regional goals. 

Credential Publishing Services

Now more than ever, it’s important to make rich data about credentials publicly available, communicating the credentials’ value to all stakeholders. Technical and non-technical teams at your organization can use the Credential Registry to publish linked open data about the programs and credentials you offer, including their value, transferability, alignments to occupations, job skills, and other relevant information. 

To learn more, please read our fact sheets for Getting Started and Scaling Up Publishing Credentials.

Competencies and Skills Publishing Services

Increase the relevance of credentials, programs, courses, and pathways by using the Credential Registry to publish competencies and skills and create linked open data alignments to occupational and industry frameworks (such as O*NET and NICE), job skills, and other competencies. Credential Engine provides easy to understand services packages for publishing competencies and skills, from getting started to scaling up credential and competency transparency. These packages can also be customized to meet specific needs.

To learn more, please read our fact sheets for Getting Started and Scaling Up Publishing Competencies and Skills.

Pathways Publishing Services

Education and career pathways provide information that connects people to their goals so that they don’t get lost and lose out on opportunities. Transparency about the components in pathways– credentials, skills, jobs, and more– empowers people to get to their desired destinations more easily, efficiently, and equitably. Publishing pathways and their components to the Credential Registry provides linked open data for representing starting points, destinations, alignments to occupational and industry frameworks (such as O*NET and NICE), and optional routes within and across organizations for a person to achieve their education and career goals.  

To learn more, please read our fact sheets for Getting Started and Scaling Up Publishing Pathways.

Transfer Value Services

People need to combine education and training from multiple sources in order to continuously re-skill and upskill in rapidly changing careers. Unfortunately, most people do not get the full benefit of transferring their learning achievements to apply to education and career advancement. Transparency about the transfer value organizations accept or provide can help people to get to their desired education and career destinations more quickly and equitably. Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) Transfer Values can be used to describe course credit transfer among institutions, credit recommendations by third party evaluators, credit for prior learning, transfer value among different types of credentials (such as certifications mapped to college degree credit), and transfer value among different types of organizations, such as military and work experience equivalencies or transfer value applied to employment training requirements.

To learn more, please read our fact sheets for Getting Started and Scaling Up Publishing Transfer Values

Learning and Employment Records Services

Today, we can empower people with control over their own learning and employment records by issuing digital credentials that enable flexible curation of equitable learning and career pathways. To achieve these benefits, it is important to implement digital credentials in ways that enhance the information they communicate to all stakeholders. A new technology wrapper does not by itself ensure that credentials are machine actionable, linked, open, and meaningfully connected to useful data. The Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) can be embedded as linked open data within digital credentials, connecting each credential to a global knowledge graph of information that makes the credentials more transparent and valuables.  

To learn more, please read our fact sheets for Getting Started and Scaling Up Learning and Employment Records.

Technical Services

Credential Engine provides a suite of open, freely available technologies, including the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), credential and competency publishing tools, an open-source Credential Registry, and structured data that can be used in the Registry and in an organization’s own systems and web tools. To enable a broader community of providers to leverage these technologies more effectively, Credential Engine offers fee-based technical design and development services. We specialize in open data strategies and implementation for credentials, skills and competencies, education and career pathways, transfer value, and quality assurance.

Our services team has deep expertise in all phases of project design through implementation, including technical project management, data modeling and design, schema development and mapping, data publishing, datastore infrastructure, and integrations.  

Project Management and Implementation Services

Credential Engine’s suite of unique technologies and services help many different types of organizations, agencies, and companies achieve their goals for credential and competency transparency. In addition to our open, freely available resources, we offer fee-based services for strategy, project management, and implementation support focused on using CTDL data effectively. 

To learn more, please read our Services Details Fact Sheet.  

 

Please contact us at info@credentialengine.org for any questions and/or additional information!