Indiana is the oldest state partner for Credential Engine. The initial focus was on healthcare credentials and military credit, but the scope quickly expanded. Since the start of the project, all certificate and degree programs offered at public institutions in Indiana have been published to the Registry – totaling over 3,000 programs. The state is currently undergoing efforts to scale private institution publishing. Indiana plans to continue to expand its work, including publishing information about credentials approved to be on their Eligible Training Provider List, licenses and licensure pass rates, credentials offered at private, non-profit institutions, and secondary school information and credentials.
To demonstrate the value of the Registry, the Commission for Higher Education (CHE) houses a widget that searches Registry information for all Indiana credentials so Hoosiers can access information specific to their needs. Additionally, CHE collaborates with partners across the state and country to ensure Registry data is even more accessible through opportunities like South Bend’s City of Lifelong Learning BENDABLE tool. CHE and Credential Engine were also awarded a National Science Foundation Phase 1 Convergence Accelerator grant aimed at identifying and developing linkages across data systems in the state related to the learn and work ecosystem.