Instructions for Publishing Your Organization to the Credential Registry

June 29, 2022

Download step-by-step instructions to create your organization’s account and publish to the Credential Registry via manual entry, bulk upload, or the Credential Registry Assistant Publishing API.

States across the U.S. are working with Credential Engine to publish information about credentials that are offered, approved, or funded by the state to our Credential Registry. It is essential that the information about your organization, learning opportunities, and the credentials you issue or help individuals prepare for are current and accurate. By creating and maintaining your own account, you can ensure that information about your organization is reflected accurately on the Registry and can be updated, by you, when changes occur.

The benefit to creating an account and sharing information in the Credential Registry is simple, has great value, and yields numerous benefits to you:

  1. Inclusion in the largest Registry of linked, open and interoperable data about providers, credentials, competencies, and related essential data anywhere.
  2. By publishing once, your information will be available to all states, countries, and providers so more people will find the education, training, and credentials you offer.
  3. Credential Engine does not harvest information about credentials, so you’d have “ownership” of the publicly available and essential data about the credentials you offer in the marketplace.
  4. More tools are being developed that will consume and utilize these data, including which in-demand credentials meet the current workforce needs of employers, and your information needs to be accurate and well reflected in those tools.
  5. With your credentials in the Registry, you’ll have the ability to publish your own pathways across the credentials you offer, as well as with credentials from other providers and credentials that precede and succeed yours.
  6. Your credentials will also be more easily included in the emerging number of “Learning and Employment Records” (LERs) around the country, and around the world.
  7. The technology behind the Registry ensures that you can publish and preserve each version of your credentials as they evolve and change.
  8. The technology also supports durable historic records of your credentials over time so that they are always available for inclusion in and association with learning and employment records.
  9. Your use of APIs to publish to the Registry will ensure that your data always remain updated, complete, and current.
  10. In sum, including your–and all-credentials as public, linked, open data empowers everyone looking for education and training options with the data they need to make well-informed decisions.