Current Use Cases

The information below is based on live, in-progress draft documentation of credentials and related properties and classes.

The information is intended solely for discussion and may change at any time.

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Name Search (1.1 )
Date Created11/15/2015
DescriptionSearch and find one or more types of credentials by the name of the credential and/or name of the credentialing organization.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
  • Government
  • Learner
  • Job Seeker
  • Employer
  • Student
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
SourceBob Sheets
PriorityMedium
A credential will include a list of competencies
Date Created11/15/2015
Applications
  • CRA
Actors
  • System
PriorityMedium
Credentail authoring also need to include ability to search for existing organizations of all types
Date Created11/15/2015
DescriptionAssuming an organization (of any type) will be stored in the credential registry, the app needs to allow the author to search for and select existing organizations
Applications
  • CRA
PriorityHigh
Need to provide ability to update the concrete URL associated with a virtual organization URI
Date Created11/15/2015
DescriptionThe system needs to provide a process to create a unique URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) for a credential (#59) or organization (#52) to name two. This url will likely be virtual, in that it will result in a redirect to the actual url. The system will need to allow an authorized user to update the target url associated with a virtual url. See www.purl.com as an example (used by ASN)
Applications
  • CRA
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
PriorityMedium
Job Seekers/Students Exploring Careers - Search and find credentials by location, with focus on crosswalk between occupations and credentials.
Date Created11/15/2015
DescriptionState Workforce Development Agency - Job Seekers/Students Exploring Careers With CTI: Registry & Directory App will provide more detailed information about the credential, including information from employers. It will provide opportunity to build SOC and CIP crosswalk into system. It will also provide better version control.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
SourceEmilie Rafal (GWU)
Current StateInformation about credentials are updated yearly. Has limited information about credentials. Have not settled on a SOC to CIP crosswalk.
Job Seekers/Students Exploring Educational Opportunities - Search and find credentials by location based on program of study, with information about labor market value.
Date Created11/15/2015
DescriptionState Workforce Development Agency - Job Seekers/Students Exploring Educational Opportunities. With CTI: Registry & Directory App will provide more detailed information about the credential, including information from employers and information about labor market value. It will also provide better version control.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
SourceEmilie Rafal (GWU)
Current StateIn MN, it is currently being built but has many of the same limitations as the Job Seekers/Students Exploring Careers use case.
Job Seekers/Students Exploring Educational Opportunities - Search and find institutions by location based on program of study offered
Date Created11/15/2015
DescriptionState Workforce Development Agency - Job Seekers/Students Exploring Educational Opportunities. With CTI: Registry & Directory App will provide more detailed information about the credential and institutions that provide credentials. It will also provide better version control.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
SourceEmilie Rafal (GWU)
Current StateIn MN, it is currently being built but has many of the same limitations as the Job Seekers/Students Exploring Careers use case.
Students Develop College & Career Plans - Help students search for and plan for career pathways, including multiple pathway options
Date Created11/15/2015
DescriptionState Workforce Development Agency -Students Develop College & Career Plans. Help students search for and plan for career pathways, including multiple pathway options and stackable credentials and career clusters; allow students to build a personal learning plan. With CTI: Registry & Directory App will provide more detailed information about the credential, including information from employers and the relationship between credentials. It will also provide better version control.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
SourceEmilie Rafal (GWU)
Current StateIn MN, not currently built but would build upon MnSCU’s career cluster definitions and CIP crosswalks. Also has many of the same limitations as the Job Seekers/Students Exploring Careers use case.
Students Develop College & Career Plans - Search and find career profiles with labor market information by location, with information about institutions that provide relevant credentials.
Date Created11/15/2015
DescriptionState Workforce Development Agency -Students Develop College & Career Plans. With CTI: Registry & Directory App will provide more detailed information about the credential and credentialing institutions, including information from employers. It will provide opportunity to build SOC and CIP crosswalk into system. It will also provide better version control.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
SourceEmilie Rafal (GWU)
Current StateIn MN, not currently built but would build upon MnSCU’s career cluster definitions and CIP crosswalks. Also has many of the same limitations as the Job Seekers/Students Exploring Careers use cases.
Need to provide a widget to allow an organization to display a fully formatted credential on their web site
Date Created11/15/2015
DescriptionThe CD app will provide a detail page for credentials. This page will display all the relevant information about the credential that may be spread across several pages on the source organization site. A widget should be made available to allow an organization to display this detail on their site. Also of importance will be to have a process to ensure anyone using a widget has the authority to display it on their site.
Applications
  • CRA
  • CD
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
The system needs to have an approvals process for entering organizations.
Date Created11/15/2015
DescriptionWhile anyone can create an organization, the system needs to minimize attempts at fraud, or attempts to create organizations where the current user is not an authorized agent of the organization.
Applications
  • CRA
Actors
  • credentialing Organization
Search on Career/Education Goal and Geographic Area (1.2 )
Date Created12/9/2015
DescriptionSearch and find one or more types of credentials that best meet their career and/or education goals and are offered by a credentialing organization within a geographic area.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Learner
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
PriorityHigh
Search on Credentials Recognized by Quality Assurance Organizations (1.3 )
Date Created12/11/2015
DescriptionSearch and find one or more types of credentials that best meet their career and/or education goals and are offered by a credentialing organization within a geographic area and are recognized (accredited, endorsed, or approved) by quality assurance (QA) organizations including those that are necessary for public financing (e.g., military benefits, student grants and loans, WIOA funding)
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Learner
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Public Finance Eligibility (Note: This is tied to QA Body Properties—May Need Changing)
PriorityMedium
Search on Credentialing Requirements. (1.4 )
Date Created12/11/2015
DescriptionSearch for and find one or more types of credentials that best meet their career and/or education goals and are offered by a credentialing organization within a geographic area and have credential eligibility requirements that they can meet.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Learner
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Credentialing Requirements (includes eligibility)
PriorityMedium
Search on Transfer Value and Career and Education Connections (1.5 )
Date Created12/11/2015
DescriptionSearch for and find one or more types of credentials that best meet their career and/or education goals and are offered by a credentialing organization within a geographic area and provide the best transfer value for credentials they have(e.g., high school and college course credits, degrees, certificates) along career and education pathways.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Learner
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Credential Transfer Value
  • Education and Career Pathway Connections
PriorityMedium
Search Using Competencies. (1.6 )
Date Created12/11/2015
DescriptionSearch for and find one or more types of credentials that best meet their career/education goals and are offered by a credentialing organization within a geographic area that best address: (1) competencies they wish to attain through a credential and/or (2) competencies that they wish to be recognized through the analysis of competency-based resumes, transcripts, and portfolios and other types of prior learning assessment.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Learner
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
  • Credentialing Requirements
  • Transfer Value
  • Education and Career Pathway Connections
PriorityMedium
Search for Career Goals and Labor Market Value. (1.7 )
Date Created12/11/2015
DescriptionSearch and find one or more types of credentials that meet career goals and have employer and industry recognition and/or established labor market value within a geographic area.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Learner
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Labor Market Value: Employer/Industry Recognition and Employment and Earnings
PriorityMedium
Credential Profiling and Comparison. (1.8 )
Date Created12/11/2015
DescriptionReview and compare two or more credentials that meet their career and/or education goals and are offered within a geographic area. Compare on one or more of the following: (1) credentialing and credentialing renewal/maintenance requirements, (2) who gets them, (3) education and training options to get them, (3) cost of attaining them, (4) recognition by quality assurance organizations (5) availability and cost of providing authentication services, and (6) value of attaining these credentials including transfer, career and education pathways/connections, and labor market value.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Learner
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Labor Market Value: Employer/Industry Recognition and Employment and Earnings
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
  • Assessments Required to Attain the Credential
  • Credentialing Requirements
  • Credential Holder Profile
  • Credentialing Costs
  • Credential Renewal and Removal
  • Labor Market Value
  • Transfer Value
  • Education and Career Pathway Connections
  • Credential Holder Authentication
PriorityMedium
Develop process to improve verification and reduce fraud
Date Created12/14/2015
DescriptionSaw this example of hash verified credentials using bitcoin's blockchain and thought it might be consistent with this group's thinking. It seems a little clumsy right now to require manual hash verification.If improved, I'd like to see the how the credential registry could work with the credentials issued to students in this manner to improve both trust and findability. Http://digitalcurrency.unic.ac.cy/certificates
Applications
  • CA
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
  • Competency Framework Provider
  • Government
  • Learner
  • Employer
  • Quality Assurance Provider
SourceJeff Grann , Capella University, jgrann@capella.edu
PriorityMedium
I need to be able to align the resources to competencies that are required for the credential
Date Created12/14/2015
DescriptionI am developing a curriculum with an ultimate goal of preparing students to meet all requirements for credentials. The learning resources will provide the knowledge and skills needed to earn micro credentials that lead to a degree. I need to be able to align the resources to competencies that are required for the credential."
Applications
  • CA
  • CD
Actors
  • Instructor or Curriculum Developer
  • Learning Resource Provider
  • Learner
SourceLauri Dodge
User ProblemThe user/organization publishing credentials should find learning resources and create these alignments. This firsthand information will be of the most value.
PriorityMedium
I need to be able to crosswalk any competency to other competency frameworks
Date Created12/14/2015
DescriptionI am developing a curriculum with an ultimate goal of preparing students to meet all requirements for credentials. The learning resources will provide the knowledge and skills needed to earn micro credentials that lead to a degree. I need to be able to crosswalk any competency to other competency frameworks.
Applications
  • CA
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
  • Competency Framework Provider
  • Learning Resource Provider
  • Controlled Vocabulary Provider
SourceLauri Dodge, brandman university. ldodge@brandman.edu
User ProblemBeing 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.
PriorityMedium
Credentialing organization needs to be able to create a new version of a credential that will replace a current version
Date Created12/14/2015
DescriptionAn organization with an existing credential needs to be able to create a new version of the credential. The system needs to be able to retrieve the current version, and validate that the current person/organization has the authority to update the credential. The current version will be archived, updated in the CR, and the new version published to the CR. The publish process must "understand" that this is a new version of an existing credential, and create a new document. A potential issue is the unique URI for the credential
Applications
  • CRA
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
PriorityMedium
Search on Industries and Occupations and Geographic Area. (2.2 )
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionSearch and find one or more types of credentials that address their critical jobs; are offered by a credentialing organization within a geographic area; and are recognized (accredited, endorsed, or approved) by quality assurance organizations (e.g., business and industry association).
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Employer
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
PriorityMedium
Search Using Competencies and Related Quality Assurance Requirements. (2.3)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionSearch for and find one or more types of credentials that address their critical jobs; are offered by a credentialing organization within a geographic area; and best address: (1) their most important competency requirements, and (2) their quality assurance requirements involving assessment, continuous updating and validating of competencies and assessment to address changing employer needs and whether they are recognized by a trusted quality assurance organization.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Employer
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Assessments Required to Attain the Credential
  • Competency/Learning Outcome and Assessment Development
  • Quality Assurance (Quality Assurance organizations recognizing the credential or credentialing organization.)
PriorityMedium
Compare Credentials by Geographic Area. (2.4)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionReview and compare two or more credentials that address their chosen jobs and are offered within a geographic area. Compare them on: (1) competencies required to attain the credential; (2) assessments required to attain the credentials; (3) how they develop, validate and continually update their competencies and assessments; (4) what quality assurance organizations recognize them; (5) credentialing and credentialing renewal/maintenance requirements; (6) the number and types of individual who have attained these credentials, and (7) availability and cost of authenticating credential holders who apply for jobs with employers.
Applications
  • CD
  • ES
Actors
  • Employer
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
  • Assessments Required to Attain the Credential
  • Competency/Learning Outcome and Assessment Development
  • Credentialing Requirements
  • Credential Holder Profile
  • Credential Holder Authentication
PriorityMedium
Communicate Competency and Credentialing Requirements. (2.5)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionDevelop a job profile containing competencies required as well as credentials that are required or preferred for hiring for the job with the option to use one or more competency frameworks and industry/occupational classification systems and send selected elements of the job profile to a designated business and industry organization, credentialing organization or government agency along with a terms of use conditions. Note: Requires tool to guide writing of competency statements not derived from frameworks.
Applications
  • ES
Actors
  • Employer
Properties
  • Type and Scope of Primary Application Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation (links to industry and occupation classification systems.
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential (Links to Competency Frameworks)
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
PriorityMedium
Validate Competencies and Credentials. (2.6)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionValidate the competency requirements for one or more types of credentials within a geographic area based on job profiles and whether these credentials are preferred or required for hiring. Communicate this information to one or more designated business and industry organization, credentialing organization or government agency along with a terms of use conditions.
Applications
  • ES
Actors
  • Employer
Properties
  • Type and Scope of Primary Application Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation (links to industry and occupation classification systems.
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential (Links to Competency Frameworks)
PriorityMedium
Compile Employer Partnership Directories. (2.7 )
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionWork with business and industry associations and employer-led collaboratives to build customized directories of industry-recognized credentials within a geographic area.
Applications
  • ES
Actors
  • Employer
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
PriorityMedium
Monitor Talent Pipelines. (2.8)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionBuild talent pipeline dashboards for tracking changes in selected preferred credentials and credentialing within a geographic area. The dashboard would address changes in scopes of application, competencies, assessments, credentialing requirements, and the number and characteristics of individuals attaining the credentials.
Applications
  • ES
Actors
  • Employer
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
  • Assessments Required to Attain the Credential
  • Competency/Learning Outcome and Assessment Development
  • Credentialing Requirements
  • Credential Holder Profile
  • Credential Holder Authentication
PriorityMedium
Search on Scopes of Application and Recognition. (3.2)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionSearch and find one or more types of credentials that address similar career and educational areas and geographic and are recognized by one or more quality assurance organizations.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
  • Government
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
PriorityMedium
Search on Transfer Value and Career and Education Connections. (3.3)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionSearch for and find one or more types of credentials that declare transfer value and career and education connections with their credential or credentials with similar scopes of application and quality assurance.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
  • Government
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Credential Transfer Value
  • Education and Career Pathway Connections
PriorityMedium
Search Using Competencies and Assessments. (3.4)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionSearch for and find one or more types of credentials with similar scopes of application and geographic coverage that best match their competency and related quality assurance requirements including assessment required to attain the credential.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
  • Assessments Required to Attain the Credential
PriorityMedium
Search for Career Applications and Labor Market Value. (3.5)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionSearch and find one or more types of credentials that have similar scopes of application (e.g., industries and occupations) related to labor markets and have employer and industry recognition and/or established labor market value within a geographic area.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Type and Scope of Primary Application Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Type and Scope of Primary Application Geographic Areas
  • Quality Assurance (Quality Assurance organizations recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Labor Market Value: Employer/Industry Recognition and Employment and Earnings
PriorityMedium
Credential Profiling and Comparison. (3.6)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionReview and compare two or more credentials with similar scopes of application and compare on one or more of the following: (1) credentialing and credentialing renewal/maintenance requirements, (2) who gets them, (3) education and training options to get them, (3) cost of attaining them, (4) recognition by quality assurance organizations (5) availability and cost of providing authentication services, and (6) value of attaining these credentials including transfer, career and education pathways/connections, and labor market value.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
  • Government
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Labor Market Value: Employer/Industry Recognition and Employment and Earnings
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
  • Assessments Required to Attain the Credential
  • Credentialing Requirements
  • Credential Holder Profile
  • Credentialing Costs
  • Credential Renewal and Removal
  • Labor Market Value
  • Transfer Value
  • Education and Career Pathway Connections
  • Credential Holder Authentication
PriorityMedium
Evaluate and Determine Credential Transfer Value. (3.7)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionProfile and compare credentials and use existing credit recommendation resources and comparisons with similar credentials to determine the appropriate transfer value to be awarded to incoming students with credentials, military training, and other types of prior learning.
Applications
  • CD
  • CV
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Credential Transfer Value
  • Education and Career Pathway Connections
PriorityMedium
Develop Competency Statements. (3.8)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionProfile and compare competency statements from credentials with related scopes and develop more transparent and assessable competency statements consistent with chosen vocabulary and grammar guide using feedback systems (e.g., rating “power of competency” statements), and competency frameworks and libraries.
Applications
  • CA
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Labor Market Value: Employer/Industry Recognition and Employment and Earnings
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
PriorityMedium
Validate Competency Statements. (3.9)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionValidate competency statements with major stakeholders based on scope of application and competency development process.
Applications
  • CA
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
Properties
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
PriorityMedium
Monitor and Analyze Credentialing Marketplace. (3.10)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionUse 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.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Labor Market Value: Employer/Industry Recognition and Employment and Earnings
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
  • Assessments Required to Attain the Credential
  • Credentialing Requirements
  • Credential Holder Profile
  • Credentialing Costs
  • Credential Renewal and Removal
  • Labor Market Value
  • Transfer Value
  • Education and Career Pathway Connections
PriorityMedium
Search on Scopes of Application and Recognition. (4.2)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionSearch and find one or more types of credentials that address similar career and educational areas and geographic and are recognized by one or more quality assurance organizations.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Government
PriorityMedium
Search for Career Applications and Labor Market Value. (4.4)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionSearch and find one or more types of credentials that have similar scopes of application (e.g., industries and occupations) related to labor markets and have employer and industry recognition and/or established labor market value within a geographic area.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Government
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope Geographic Areas
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Labor Market Value: Employer/Industry Recognition and Employment and Earnings
PriorityMedium
Credential Profiling and Comparison. (4.5)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionReview and compare two or more credentials with similar scopes of application and compare on one or more of the following: (1) credentialing and credentialing renewal/maintenance requirements, (2) who gets them, (3) education and training options to get them, (3) cost of attaining them, (4) recognition by quality assurance organizations (5) availability and cost of providing authentication services, and (6) value of attaining these credentials including transfer, career and education pathways/connections, and labor market value.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Government
PriorityMedium
Build Customized Directories. (4.6)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionState 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.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Government
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Labor Market Value: Employer/Industry Recognition and Employment and Earnings
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
  • Assessments Required to Attain the Credential
  • Credentialing Requirements
  • Credential Holder Profile
  • Credentialing Costs
  • Credential Renewal and Removal
  • Role in Occupational Regulation and Licensing
  • Credential Holder Authentication
PriorityMedium
Build Customized Directories: State Higher Education Agencies. (4.7)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionCompile a directory of approved postsecondary education programs that award degrees or education certificates and that state higher education agencies and boards (statewide governing, policy, and coordinating boards of postsecondary education) have approved for operating within a state along with their accreditation by national, regional and specialized accreditors and their relationship to state licensing requirements.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Government
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Labor Market Value: Employer/Industry Recognition and Employment and Earnings
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
  • Assessments Required to Attain the Credential
  • Credentialing Requirements
  • Credential Holder Profile
  • Credentialing Costs
  • Credential Renewal and Removal
  • Occupational Regulation and Licensing Role
  • Credential Holder Authentication
PriorityMedium
Compile Directories: State and Local Workforce Boards and Agencies. (4.8)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionCompile a directory of industry-recognized credentials including approved education training programs providing credentials for funding under one or more federal and state workforce programs including “eligible training providers” under WIOA and related programs. This directory also could provide the basis for improved state and local demand and supply reports based on the scope of application for each credential.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Government
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Labor Market Value: Employer/Industry Recognition and Employment and Earnings
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
  • Assessments Required to Attain the Credential
  • Credentialing Requirements
  • Credential Holder Profile
  • Credentialing Costs
  • Labor Market Value
  • Credential Renewal and Removal
  • Role in Occupational Regulation and Licensing
  • Credential Holder Authentication
PriorityMedium
Compile Directories: Federal and State Military and Veterans Agencies. (4.9)
Date Created12/15/2015
DescriptionCompile a directory of high-quality credentials that can be searched by active military and veterans that provide the best transfer and labor market value in transitioning to the civilian labor force with military and related credentials.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Government
Properties
  • Name of Credential
  • Type of Credential
  • Version of Credential (if credential has changed properties under same name)
  • Name of Credentialing Organization
  • Primary Application Type Education: Subject/Discipline
  • Primary Application Type Employment/Career Advancement Industry and Occupation
  • Primary Application Scope: Geographic Area
  • Quality Assurance Organization (Recognizing the credential or credentialing organization)
  • Labor Market Value: Employer/Industry Recognition and Employment and Earnings
  • Competencies/Learning Outcomes Required to Attain the Credential
  • Assessments Required to Attain the Credential
  • Credentialing Requirements
  • Credential Holder Profile
  • Credentialing Costs
  • Labor Market Value
  • Role in Occupational Regulation and Licensing
PriorityMedium
Implement user authentication using claims
Date Created12/16/2015
DescriptionThe app needs to easily enable SSO with external sites like google, Facebook, etc. The user authentication process needs to be implemented using a claims based process
Applications
  • CA
  • CD
  • ES
  • CV
  • CRA
Actors
  • System
SourceMichael Parsons
PriorityMedium
Enable determining competency equivalence
Date Created12/22/2015
DescriptionDetermine the equivalence between competency requirements among credentials or some other comparison source (e.g., job profile, learning resource, competency framework, quality assurance requirement, military training record, work history portfolio).
Applications
  • CRA
Actors
  • Learner
PriorityMedium
Gap Analysis
Date Created12/22/2015
DescriptionDetermine the gap between two different competency requirements such as an employer competency requirement and the credential requirement or the credential holder portfolio of one or more credentials
PriorityMedium
Translation/Map competency requirements between languages
Date Created12/22/2015
DescriptionTranslate equivalent or similar competency requirements written in one language (e.g., format, types of information, grammar, vocabulary) into another language
Applications
  • CA
Actors
  • Competency Framework Provider
PriorityMedium
Credentials connections
Date Created12/22/2015
DescriptionConnection - Identify education and career paths or progressions between: a) credentials and the degree of transfer value; b) potential to stack and build on other credentials; and c) how to progress in learning sequences (e.g. learning maps).
Applications
  • CRA
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
PriorityMedium
Enable ability to assess competency requirements
Date Created12/22/2015
DescriptionAccessibility - Improve the ability of competency requirements to be assessed through assessment approaches that are widely accepted by major stakeholders in the credentialing marketplace.
Applications
  • CA
Actors
  • Competency Framework Provider
PriorityMedium
Credential Data Analytics
Date Created12/22/2015
DescriptionAnalyze and measure the degree of transparency, portability, and value in the credentialing marketplace and provide useful paradata on the access and use of the credential data and the original and derived claims of credential registry users.
Applications
  • CV
Actors
  • System
PriorityMedium
Need to establish a unique immuable URI for an organization
Date Created12/22/2015
DescriptionThe system needs to provide a process to create a unique URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) for an organization. This URI will be part of the document published to the Credentials registry, and will be key for uniquely referencing an organization in all apps. This url will likely be virtual, in that it will result in a redirect to the actual url. See www.purl.com as an example (used by ASN) A Global Location Number is indentified in the schema.org defintion. This may be used if appropriate.
Applications
  • CRA
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
  • System
PriorityHigh
Need to be able to extract documents from the Credential Registry by document type of credential
Date Created1/5/2016
DescriptionThe current credential registry extract tools do not allow to specifically target specific document types. Tools must be available to extract by: - credential document type - organization document type
Applications
  • CRA
PriorityMedium
Credentail authoring also need to include ability to add and publish new organizations of any type
Date Created1/5/2016
DescriptionAssuming an organization (of any type) will be stored in the credential registry, the app needs to allow the author to create a new organization of any type, publish to the CR, and then include as needed with a credential
Applications
  • CRA
PriorityMedium
The CR publish process needs to handle credential versioning
Date Created1/5/2016
DescriptionA credential can have multiple versions. As new versions are created, the old version is essentially archived, but must still be available. The process to publish to the CR, must distinguish between a simple update, and a new version. This may be mostly the responsibility of a credentially authoring app (see #14 for details), but need to ensure the CR structure enables this scenario, or at least doesn't impeed it.
Applications
  • CRA
PriorityMedium
Bad link checking must be implemented for all target urls
Date Created1/5/2016
DescriptionAt the very least, the credential and organization URIs must be permanently accurate. For this reason a process will be identified to create URIs independent of the actual url. These latter urls can change as web sites are reorganized. A credentialing body should take the initiative to update the virtual URI for the new url. Regardless the system should regularly check for bad links.
Applications
  • CRA
PriorityMedium
The system needs to prevent entry of duplicate organizations
Date Created1/5/2016
DescriptionAny user can create an organization. The system should prevent duplicates, by: encouraging a user to first search for the organization. The system should check before doing a save regardless.
Applications
  • CRA
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
PriorityMedium
Need to provide ability to update the concrete URL associated with a virtual credential URI
Date Created1/5/2016
DescriptionThe system needs to provide a process to create a unique URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) for a credential (#59) or organization (#52) to name two. This url will likely be virtual, in that it will result in a redirect to the actual url. The system will need to allow an authorized user to update the target url associated with a virtual url. See www.purl.com as an example (used by ASN)
Applications
  • CRA
Actors
  • Credentialing Organization
PriorityMedium
Job Seekers/Students Exploring Careers - Search and find credentials by location, including those on state ETPL’s, based on career search.
Date Created4/21/2016
DescriptionState Workforce Development Agency - Job Seekers/Students Exploring Careers. With CTI: Registry & Directory App will provide more detailed information about the credential, including information from employers, and streamline source of information. It will also provide better version control.
Applications
  • CD
Actors
  • Job Seeker
  • Student
SourceEmilie Rafal (GWU)
Current StateCurrently pulling data from multiple sources and does not yet include state WIOA Eligible Training Providers List. NJ Currently working on list of industry recognized credentials. Updated yearly. Has limited information about credentials.
PriorityMedium