Use Cases

Below are some key use cases that CTDL and the Credential Engine Registry aim to solve:

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Discover credentials by name or by owning organization
11/15/2015
Description
Search and find one or more types of credentials by the name of the credential and/or name of the credentialing organization.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
  • Employer
  • Government
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
Applications
  • Credential Search
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  • Search
JSON Query
{ "ceterms:name": { "en": "nursing degree" }, "ceterms:ownedBy": [ { "ceterms:name": { "en": "Medical School Name" } } ] }
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Discover credentials that prepare for specific occupations, for a given location/area
11/15/2015
Description
As credentials are updated, they need to include information about their related occupations (via SOC codes) and about their related educational programs (via CIP codes). This will enable them to be found by their ties to that information, and for the user to discover that information upon finding the credential.
User Problem
No data
Current State
It is challenging to see the relationship between an educational program, an occupation, and a credential.
Actors
  • Government
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
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  • Credential Search
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  • Employment
  • Search
JSON Query
{ "@type": [ "ceterms:Certificate" ], "ceterms:jurisdiction": [ { "ceterms:mainJurisdiction": { "ceterms:addressRegion": { "en": "Indiana" } } } ] }
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Discover credentials by location based on program of study, with information about labor market value.
11/15/2015
Description
As credentials are updated, they need to include related labor market information. This will enable the user to discover that information upon finding the credential, and allow credentials to be compared by their labor market value.
User Problem
No data
Current State
It is challenging to see the relationships between credentials and their labor market value.
Actors
  • Government
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
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  • Credential Search
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  • Employment
  • Search
JSON Query
{ "@type": [ "ceterms:Certificate" ], "ceterms:jurisdiction": [ { "ceterms:mainJurisdiction": { "ceterms:addressRegion": { "en": "Indiana" } } } ], "ceterms:industry": [ { "ceterms:targetNodeName": { "en": "healthcare" } } ] }
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Discover organizations based on location and programs of study offered
11/15/2015
Description
Provide comparable information about organizations and the credentials (and programs of study that lead to those credentials) that those organizations offer.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
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  • Government
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
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  • Credential Search
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  • Employment
  • Search
JSON Query
{ "@type": [ "ceterms:Certificate" ], "ceterms:jurisdiction": [ { "ceterms:mainJurisdiction": { "ceterms:addressRegion": { "en": "Indiana" } } } ], "ceterms:industry": [ { "ceterms:targetNodeName": { "en": "healthcare" } } ] }
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Discover and plan for career pathways
11/15/2015
Description
Help the user search for and plan for career pathways, including multiple pathway options and stackable credentials and career clusters. Provide more detailed information about the credential, including information from employers and the relationship between credentials.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Government
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
  • Student
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Employment
  • Search
Discover and plan for career profiles with labor market information based on location and the organizations that offer credentials
11/15/2015
Description
Develop college and career plans based on labor market information, related credentials, and the organizations that offer those credentials.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
  • Student
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Employment
  • Search
Discover credentials based on location and career/education goals
12/9/2015
Description
Discover credentials that best meet career and/or education goals and are offered by a credentialing organization within a geographic area.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Search
Search for credentials based on quality assurance
12/11/2015
Description
Search for credentials that have received quality assurance (e.g., accreditation, approval, or recognition) from quality assurance organizations, including those that are necessary for public financing (e.g., military benefits, student grants and loans, WIOA funding).
User Problem
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No data
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  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Search
Search on credentialing requirements
12/11/2015
Description
Search for credentials based on the requirements of those credentials (e.g., experience, other required credentials, required assessments, etc.).
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Search
Search on transfer value and career and education connections
12/11/2015
Description
Search for credentials that provide the best transfer value for credentials the user already has (e.g., high school and college course credits, degrees, certificates) along career and education pathways.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
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  • Credential Search
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  • Search
Discover credentials based on required, assessed, and/or taught competencies
12/11/2015
Description
Discover credentials that reflect:
  1. competencies the user wishes to attain through earning a credential
  2. competencies the user wishes to be recognized for through the analysis of competency-based resumes, transcripts, and portfolios and other types of prior learning assessment.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
Applications
  • Competency Authoring
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Competencies
  • Search
Compare credentials
12/11/2015
Description
Review and compare two or more credentials based on some combination of:
  1. geographic area
  2. credentialing and credentialing renewal/maintenance requirements
  3. who gets them
  4. education and training options to get them
  5. cost of attaining them
  6. recognition by quality assurance organizations
  7. availability and cost of providing authentication services
  8. value of attaining these credentials including transfer, career and education pathways/connections, and labor market value
  9. competencies required to attain the credential
  10. assessments required to attain the credential
  11. how they develop, validate and continually update their competencies and assessments
  12. what quality assurance organizations recognize them
  13. credentialing and credentialing renewal/maintenance requirements
  14. the number and types of individual who have attained these credentials
  15. availability and cost of authenticating credential holders who apply for jobs with employers
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Compare
  • Search
Align resources to competencies that are required for a credential
12/14/2015
Description
Prepare students to meet the requirements for credentials by aligning related learning resources. The learning resources will provide the knowledge and skills that lead to a degree.
User Problem
The user/organization publishing credentials should find learning resources and create these alignments. This firsthand information will be of the most value.
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Instructor or Curriculum Developer
  • Learner
  • Learning Resource Provider
Applications
  • Competency Authoring
  • Credential Publisher
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Competencies
  • Publish
  • Search
Crosswalk competencies to other competencies within/across competency frameworks
12/14/2015
Description
Enable the user to align competencies from different frameworks to each other.
User Problem
Being able to crosswalk competencies to other competencies can theoretically lead to being able to crosswalk credentials to other credentials, and to allowing users to earn credentials using competencies that aren't necessarily directly listed as required competencies for that credential (but rather ones that crosswalk to said competencies). It would expand the range of credentials to which specific competencies apply.
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Competency Framework Provider
  • Controlled Vocabulary Provider
  • Credentialing Organization
  • Learning Resource Provider
Applications
  • Competency Authoring
Tags
  • Competencies
Discover credentials in a geographic area based on related industries and occupations
12/15/2015
Description
Discover credentials in a geographic area based on information about industries and careers related to those credentials.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Employer
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Employment
  • Search
Search for credentials based on competencies and quality assurance
12/15/2015
Description
Search for credentials that have received quality assurance (e.g., accreditation, approval, recognition), based on required, assessed, and/or taught competencies.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Employer
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Competencies
  • Employment
  • Search
Communicate Competency and Credentialing Requirements
12/15/2015
Description
Discover credential and competency connections or links to job profiles from employers.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Employer
Applications
  • Competency Authoring
  • Employer Signaling
Tags
  • Competencies
  • Employment
Validate competencies for credentials based on job profiles in a geographic area
12/15/2015
Description
Validate or look up the credentials and competencies preferred or required by employers.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Employer
Applications
  • Employer Signaling
Tags
  • Competencies
  • Employment
Compile employer-preferred credential directories in a geographic area
12/15/2015
Description
Customize directories of industry-recognized credentials that are employer-preferred or required.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Employer
Applications
  • Credential Search
  • Employer Signaling
Tags
  • Employment
  • Search
Discover credentials based on location, career/education goals, and quality assurance
12/15/2015
Description
Discover credentials that address similar career and educational goals in a geographic area, and which have received quality assurance (e.g., accreditation, recognition, approval, etc.) from quality assurance organizations.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
  • Government
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Quality Assurance
  • Search
Search for credentials based on related careers and labor market value
12/15/2015
Description
Search for credentials that apply to specific industries and/or occupations, based on labor market value and employer/industry recognition, within a geographic area.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Employment
  • Search
Evaluate and Determine Credential Transfer Value
12/15/2015
Description
Compare credentials to determine appropriate transfer value.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
Applications
  • Credential Search
  • Credential Value Transfer
Tags
  • Compare
  • Search
Compare competency frameworks
12/15/2015
Description
Compare competencies and competency frameworks based on some combination of related:
  1. credentials
  2. job profiles
  3. learning resources
  4. other competency frameworks
  5. quality assurance
  6. military competencies
  7. labor market information
Use this information to help develop more transparent, assessable, and consistently-written competency statements, augmented by feedback systems (e.g., rating "power of competency" statements).
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
Applications
  • Competency Authoring
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Compare
  • Competencies
  • Search
Monitor and Analyze Credentialing Marketplace
12/15/2015
Description
Use data analytic tools to monitor and analyze changes in the credentialing marketplace including changes in competency and quality assurance requirements and changes in labor market value.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
  • Government
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
No data
Search for credentials based on location, industry/occupation, and labor market information
12/15/2015
Description
Discover credentials in a geographic area that apply to similar industries and/or occupations, based on labor market value and/or employer recognition.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Government
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Employment
  • Search
Build Customized Directories
12/15/2015
Description
State Occupational and Professional Licensing Agencies. Compile a directory of state licenses that can be searched by major industries and occupations showing credentialing requirements, licensing renewal and removal, licensing costs and recognized credentials and education and training programs for each state license and related quality assurance organizations that are involved in state recognition. Search results would create license profiles containing name, scope of application (e.g., scope of practice), competency and assessment requirements, credential costs, other credentialing requirements, licensing renewal and removal, and authentication services.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Government
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Search
Analyze the gap between credentials based on competencies
12/22/2015
Description
Determine the gap between two different credentials based on their competency requirements, employer signaling, and how that relates to credentials the user already has.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Employer
  • Instructor or Curriculum Developer
  • Job Seeker
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Compare
  • Search
Identify credential connections
12/22/2015
Description
Identify education and career paths or progressions between:
  1. credentials and the degree of transfer value
  2. potential to stack and build on other credentials
  3. how to progress in learning sequences (e.g. learning maps)
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
Applications
  • Credential Publisher
Tags
  • Publish
Assess credential and competency transfer value
12/22/2015
Description
Analyze credential and competency information to determine applicability or credit transfer value.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Competency Framework Provider
  • Credentialing Organization
  • Employer
Applications
  • Competency Authoring
Tags
  • Competencies
Credential Data Analytics
12/22/2015
Description
Analyze and measure the degree of transparency, portability, and value in the credentialing marketplace and provide useful data on the access and use of the credential data.
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • System
Applications
  • Credential Value Transfer
Tags
No data
Search for military credentials based on competencies and related civilian occupations
8/29/2018
Description
Search for military credentials based on:
  1. required, assessed, and/or taught competencies
  2. civilian occupations those credentials can help prepare the user for
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Government
  • Instructor or Curriculum Developer
  • Job Seeker
  • Service Member
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Learn and Build
  • Military
Compare military and non-military credentials based on career/education goals
8/29/2018
Description
Compare military and non-military credentials based on:
  1. related education/career goals
  2. occupations the credentials help prepare the user for
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Government
  • Instructor or Curriculum Developer
  • Job Seeker
  • Service Member
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Learn and Build
  • Military
  • Search
Search for credentials for veterans looking to gain additional skills and/or change careers
8/29/2018
Description
Search for military and non-military credentials based on:
  1. connection to military credentials
  2. labor market value
  3. cost
  4. geographic location
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Government
  • Instructor or Curriculum Developer
  • Job Seeker
  • Service Member
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Learn and Build
  • Military
Look up specific credentials
8/29/2018
Description
Enable the user to look up specific credentials and discover information about:
  1. the credential's requirements
  2. its required, assessed, and/or taught competencies
  3. how long the credential is valid
  4. who issues the credential
User Problem
Employer is comparing resumes of multiple candidates and wants to understand the comparative value of the credentials earned by each candidate (so competencies associated with two different credentials can be compared).
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Employer
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Learn and Build
  • Search
Search for credentials based on their required, assessed, and/or taught competencies, and related learning opportunities
8/29/2018
Description
Search for credentials based on:
  1. required, assessed, and/or taught competencies
  2. related learning opportunities
  3. related industries
  4. related occupations
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Employer
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Learn and Build
  • Search
Discover credentials related to careers within a specific organization
8/29/2018
Description
Search for credentials based on employer preference.
User Problem
User is an employee of a company and wants to move to a different position within that company, but needs to know what credentials will best prepare them to pursue the new position.
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Employer
  • Job Seeker
Applications
  • Credential Search
  • Employer Signaling
Tags
  • Learn and Build
  • Search
Search for credentials that can be earned with minimal cost, time, and/or travel
8/29/2018
Description
Search for credentials by:
  1. who owns/offers the credential
  2. geographic location
  3. online availability
  4. related learning opportunities
  5. requirements
  6. cost
  7. estimated time to complete
  8. required, assessed, and/or taught competencies
  9. related occupations
User Problem
A high school student wants to find out what credentials are available to them, given their limited budget, free time, and travel distance.
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
  • Instructor or Curriculum Developer
  • Learner
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Learn and Build
  • Search
Compare credentials based on local career viability
8/29/2018
Description
Compare credentials based on:
  1. geographic location
  2. online availability
  3. requirements
  4. related learning opportunities
  5. related occupations
  6. cost
  7. estimated time to complete
User Problem
Youth entering the workforce without a high school diploma or GED want to find credentials that can be obtained quickly and will lead to employment
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Instructor or Curriculum Developer
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Learn and Build
  • Search
Search for and compare credentials based on required learning opportunities
8/29/2018
Description
Search for and compare credentials based on:
  1. credential type
  2. geographic location
  3. requirements
User Problem
User wants to find and compare apprenticeships based on their requirements
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Instructor or Curriculum Developer
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Learn and Build
  • Search
Search and Discover Competency Frameworks
12/3/2018
Description
Enable the user to search for and discover competency frameworks based on the frameworks' related:
  • Industries
  • Occupations
  • Subjects
  • Credentials
User Problem
No data
Current State
No data
Actors
  • Competency Framework Provider
  • Employer
  • Job Seeker
  • Learner
  • Student
Applications
  • Credential Search
Tags
  • Competencies
  • Search