A new scan from WDQC, Measuring Non-Degree Credential Attainment, finds that no state has comprehensive data on non-degree credentials which can make it difficult for states to ensure that they are training workers to meet their state's workforce needs. However, states can use some of the lessons learned in this scan to collect more useful data.

The scan contains examples of states who have succeeded in collecting certain types of non-degree credentials data. For example, Missouri has created a process to gather data about certificates awarded after the completion of a non-credit program, Tennessee has gathered data about students who take industry certification exams, and Washington state has a law which requires for-profit institutions to submit data to the state.