An inventory of the available credentials in the U.S.
There are many types of credentials—from high school diplomas, to degrees from accredited postsecondary educational institutions, to a wide range of non-degree credentials. Some of these are widely recognized and accepted, such as licenses, certifications, and registered apprenticeships; and some are newer to the scene, such as badges, Nanodegrees and MicroMasters. Every day the options within this highly complex landscape of credentials changes as new credentials are created, some are removed, occupational requirements shift with employer needs, and the economy continues its perpetual evolution.
Through this inventory and future reports, Credential Engine anticipates working their partners to improve the transparency of the credential marketplace, provide reliable credential data, and raise credential literacy.