Credential Transparency Description Language

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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.

Status of this Document

This document is published by the Credential Engine Technical Team as an Editor's Draft for consideration and comment by the Credential Engine Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and any other interested stakeholders. All comments are welcome.

At any time, this Editor's Draft may be updated, replaced, or declared obsolete by other documents. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress.

About This Schema

This is the primary schema of the Credential Engine.

2/26/2021 Release

This is the February 2021 CTDL Release

How to Read These Tables

This page displays the Credential Transparency Description Language schema in an RDF-centric format. Below you will find every class, property, concept scheme, and concept for this schema, each with a thorough description and connections to other terms. For an object-oriented view of this schema, use the Mapping Guidance page.

The following tables use a common set of attributes to describe each Term. Not all terms will have all attributes.

AttributeDescription
URIUnique Resource Identifier used to identify the term. It consists of a full namespace (such as https://purl.org/ceterms/terms) followed by the term itself. This URI can uniquely identify the term in various contexts, including those where multiple namespaces are used.
Shorthand URIEquivalent to the URI, but using a shorter namespace prefix (such as ceterms) followed by : and then by the term itself. Use the References table to determine which prefix is associated with which full URI namespace.
LabelA human-readable label assigned to the term. In applications, this may be substituted for any label that is suitable for that application. May be represented in multiple languages.
DefinitionThe normative definition for the term. The definition field controls the true meaning of the term regardless of its URI or its Label. May be represented in multiple languages.
CommentAdditional non-normative descriptive text to aid in understanding the intended meaning and/or purpose of the term. May be represented in multiple languages.
Usage NoteAdditional non-normative descriptive text to aid in understanding the intended usage of the term. May be represented in multiple languages.
Type of TermIndicates the type of term: Class, Property, Concept Scheme, or Concept.
StatusIndicates the current status of the term: Stable, Unstable, Pending, or Deprecated.
Subclass OfIndicates that this class is a more narrowly-focused variant of the referenced class.
Subproperty OfIndicates that this property is a more narrowly-focused variant of the referenced property.
Subconcept OfIndicates that this concept is a more narrowly-focused variant of the referenced concept.
Equivalent ToLists the terms, often from other namespaces, that have the same (or nearly the same) semantic meaning as this term.
PropertiesLists the properties that belong to this class (as defined by the properties' "Domain Includes" data).
In Range OfLists the properties whose value may be an instance of this class (as defined by the properties' "Range Includes" data).
Domain IncludesLists the classes to which this property belongs.
Range IncludesLists the classes or value types that may be used as a value for this property.
CER Target SchemeLists the concept schemes that are intended to ultimately be used as values for this term, either directly or indirectly.
ConceptsLists the terms that may be considered concepts for this concept scheme.
CER Scheme ForLists the terms that are intended to reference terms from this scheme, either directly or indirectly.
In SchemeLists the concept schemes in which this concept appears.
SerializationProvides links to serializations (in JSON-LD and Turtle) for this term.
HistoryProvides links to the schema update history for this term.

References

In the tables below, the following prefixes refer to the following schema sources:

General References
PrefixVocabulary NameVocabulary Title
asnhttp://purl.org/ASN/schema/core/Achievement Standards Network
casehttps://purl.imsglobal.org/spec/case/IMS Global CASE
ceasnhttps://purl.org/ctdlasn/terms/CTDL Profile of Achievement Standards Network Description Language
cedshttps://ceds.ed.gov/element/Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Schema Elements
cetermshttps://purl.org/ctdl/terms/Credential Transparency Description Language
cshttp://vocab.org/changeset/schema#Change Set
dchttp://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1
dcthttp://purl.org/dc/terms/DCMI Metadata Terms
foafhttp://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Friend of a Friend
gemqhttp://purl.org/gem/qualifiers/GEM Qualified Terms
lrmihttp://purl.org/dcx/lrmi-terms/Learning Resource Metadata Initiative
metahttp://credreg.net/meta/terms/Credential Engine Meta Terms
obihttps://w3id.org/openbadges#Open Badges Technical Specification (Schema)
owlhttp://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#Ontology Web Language
qdatahttps://credreg.net/qdata/terms/Quantitative Data Schema
rdfhttp://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#Resource Description Framework
rdfshttp://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#RDF Schema 1.1
schemahttp://schema.org/Schema.org
skoshttp://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#Simple Knowledge Organization System
vannhttp://purl.org/vocab/vann/Web Annotation Vocabulary
vshttps://www.w3.org/2003/06/sw-vocab-status/ns#Term-centric Semantic Web Vocabulary Annotations
xsdhttp://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#XML Schema Definition
Controlled Vocabulary Concepts References (SKOS)
PrefixVocabulary NameVocabulary Title
actionStathttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/actionStat/Action Status Type Concept Scheme
agentSectorhttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/agentSector/Agent Sector Type Concept Scheme
assessMethodhttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/assessMethod/Assessment Method Type Concept Vocabulary
assessUsehttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/assessUse/Assessment Use Type Concept Scheme
audiencehttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/audience/Audience Type Concept Scheme
audLevelhttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/audLevel/Audience Level Type Concept Scheme
claimTypehttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/claimType/Claim Type Concept Scheme
costTypehttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/costType/Cost Type Concept Scheme
credentialStathttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/credentialStat/Credential Status Type Concept Scheme
creditUnithttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/creditUnit/Credit Unit Type Concept Scheme
deliveryTypehttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/deliveryType/Delivery Type Concept Scheme
Financial Aid Concept Schemehttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/financialAid/Financial Aid Concept Scheme
inputTypehttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/inputType/External Input Type Concept Scheme
learnMethodhttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/learnMethod/Learning Method Type Concept Scheme
orgTypehttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/orgType/Organization Type Concept Scheme
Intended Purpose Concept Schemehttps://purl.org/ctld/vocabs/purpose/Intended Purpose Concept Scheme
residencyhttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/residency/Residency Type Concept Scheme
scorehttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/score/Scoring Method Type Concept Scheme
serviceTypehttps://purl.org/ctdl/vocabs/serviceType/Agent Service Type Concept Scheme

Classes

AccreditAction AdvancedStandingAction Agent AlignmentMap ApprenticeshipCertificate ApproveAction Assessment AssessmentComponent AssessmentProfile AssociateDegree BachelorDegree Badge BasicComponent Certificate CertificateOfCompletion Certification CocurricularComponent Competency CompetencyComponent CompetencyFramework ComponentCondition ConditionManifest ConditionProfile ContactPoint CostManifest CostProfile Course CourseComponent Credential CredentialAlignmentObject CredentialAssertion CredentialComponent CredentialFramework CredentialingAction CredentialOrganization CredentialPerson Degree DigitalBadge Diploma DoctoralDegree DurationProfile EarningsProfile EmploymentOutcomeProfile ExtracurricularComponent FinancialAssistanceProfile GeneralEducationDevelopment GeoCoordinates HoldersProfile IdentifierValue IndustryClassification InstructionalProgramClassification Job JobComponent JourneymanCertificate JurisdictionProfile LearningOpportunity LearningOpportunityProfile LearningResource License MasterCertificate MasterDegree MicroCredential Occupation OccupationClassification OfferAction OpenBadge Pathway PathwayComponent PathwaySet Place PostalAddress ProcessProfile ProfessionalDoctorate QACredentialOrganization QualityAssuranceCredential QuantitativeValue RecognizeAction RegulateAction RenewAction ResearchDoctorate RevocationProfile RevokeAction RightsAction RuleSet RuleSetProfile SecondarySchoolDiploma SelectionComponent Task TransferValueProfile ValueProfile VerificationServiceProfile WorkExperienceComponent WorkRole FinancialAlignmentObject IdentifierValueSet