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.

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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. 

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.

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!