Making Certification Data Transparent to Advance State Goals

June 30, 2021

State leaders are now ensuring that information about the credentials offered or approved in their state is transparent and made available in order to better inform and support their education and workforce strategies. As states make progress towards their goals, a critical objective is to demonstrate the connections and pathways among credentials. In particular, states are looking to illustrate how education and training opportunities provided by high schools, career and technical education (CTE) programs, private training providers, and postsecondary institutions prepare individuals to successfully obtain industry certifications.

In order to ensure that all certifications are found and connected, credential information needs to be made transparent through Credential Engine’s open source Registry. Credential Engine, its Certification & Licensure Advisory Group (CLAG), and its state partners ask that key information about certifications be made open and available through the Credential Registry.