Credential Engine Technical Site
Technical Advisory Group
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) promotes collaboration across, and harmonization of, standardization initiatives that are developing data models, vocabularies, and schemas for credentials and competency frameworks, and related competency information such as criticality ratings and assessment data typically captured with a wide variety of systems.
The goal is to identify, document and openly share solutions that support comparability of credentials and competencies across industries/sectors, human resource systems, education, and government systems.
The Application Work Group (AWG) is a standing subgroup of the TAG and supports members who are using Credential Engine data to design and/or develop applications. Credential Engine will provide technical team support, and online tools (e.g., GitHub repository, Slack Channel, Google Docs) and host meetings to bring members together to foster support. Anyone interested in sharing technical challenges and solutions is welcome to join the Applications Work Group.
Developers are able to leverage the the Credential Registry API to build applications that can read or publish as much or as little information about credentials as they need to.
The Credential Engine project's developers are using Dublin Core Application Profiles process to create systems that communicate all virtually all aspects of credentials.
Credential Engine offers the following options for publishing to the Credential Registry:
- Registry Assistant Publishing API
- Manual Entry
- Bulk Upload
For more information on setting up your account and getting started with any of the publishing methods, click here.
Credential Engine offers a robust search API to enable developers to leverage the wealth of data contained in the registry, using the CTDL and CTDL-ASN schemas.
Credential Engine offers a way for non-technical participants to enable a credential search on their own website. The Credential Finder Widget can be customized to match your site's theme and your preferences for automatic filtering, so that the results it shows can be more closely tailored to your site's purposes.
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- Learn more about Credential Engine
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The August 2019 CTDL Release is now in pending!
There are several small updates in this release, but one of them is an important change to note:
The range of ceterms:submissionOf is changing from rdf:langString to xsd:anyURI. To take its place, we are introducing a new property, ceterms:submissionOfDescription. This will align ceterms:submissionOf with other properties in CTDL that come in URI/text pairs.
We welcome feedback, especially during the two-week comment period before the official release on Friday, August 30th, 2019.
Thank you to all who were able to participate with the July 26, 2019 TAG meeting. The first part of this meeting was a combined TAG and Employment and Earnings: CTDL Data Model and Terms Task Group meeting. The second part of the meeting provided more information on consuming data from the Credential Registry as part of a series that is aimed at going deeper into the benefits of consuming data from the Registry.
As a follow up to the meeting, Please review and provide feedback on the Employment and Earnings proposals below by August 15, 2019:
Below is additional information from the July 2019 TAG Meeting;
Reminder: The next Credential Engine Technical Advisory Group (TAG) webinar is scheduled for this Friday, July 26th at 11:00 am EST / 10:00 am CST / 9:00 am MT / 8:00 am PST.
- Employment and Earnings Domain Model and Terms Proposal for TAG Review
- Consuming Data from the Registry
- Next Steps
If you're coming to the Indy App-Athon Learn and Build May 14-15, join Stuart Sutton for the CTDL 101 Round Robin.
This Round Robin and the reference below will help you quickly gain an understanding of the Credential Transparency Description Language.