State Toolkit

Working towards a better connected learn and work ecosystem requires collaboration and planning. Credential Engine has developed the following resources to use as state leaders learn about, plan for, and implement policies and practices to create a transparent credential marketplace. The first set of resources, “Understanding Value and Vision” are designed to help stakeholders understand the aim of a this work. The second set of resources, “Developing Goals and Strategies,” are designed to help determine broad goals and roles. The last set of resources, “Planning and Implementation,” are designed to aid in the execution of this work — from planning to publishing to utilizing data to meet state priorities.


Understanding Value and Vision

Fact Sheets

Learn about how Credential Engine is bringing transparency and credential literacy to the marketplace for different audiences.

News and Media

This selection of press clips and other media are notable examples of how Credential Engine's work is being highlighted and gaining traction at a national level.

Slide Decks

PowerPoint presentations that describe who Credential Engine is, what we do, and how transparency leads to transformation.

The Learn-and-Work Ecosystem

More than 700,000 credentials, ranging from college degrees and certificates to industry certifications and others, exist in the United States. It’s difficult to find relevant information about many of them, but The Learn-and-Work Ecosystem Guide can help make sense of a confusing marketplace.

Developing Goals and Strategies

Roadmap to Credential Transparency

Supporting credential transparency efforts is key to building an education and workforce marketplace ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century economy. This roadmap outlines how policymakers and regulators can lead on these issues.

Planning and Implementation