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 nonprofit organization whose mission is to create credential transparency, reveal the credential marketplace, increase credential literacy, and empower everyone to make more informed decisions about credentials and their value. We provide these resources and services in support of this mission.

See below for more information about our freely available resources, project management and implementation services, services for states and regions, and technical services.

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.

More information about publishing credentials and competencies

More information about consuming data and building applications and tools

In-depth technical resources

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

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.  

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. 

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

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.  

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

Learn more on the Credential Engine Technical Site

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