Credential Engine Registry Policies

Minimum Data Policy

Approved by the Credential Engine Board of Directors and effective on September 15, 2017

The Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) is the common language by which credentials and credentialing organizations are described. We don’t expect organizations to include information about each term in the language; however, some terms will be required, while others are recommended.

The CTDL is a living language; as such, new terms and new profiles (e.g. labor market value, career pathways, holder profiles, etc.) are still being developed. These additions to the CTDL will be reviewed and categorized into "required, required if available, recommended, and optional" classifications. Accordingly, policies will be updated as necessary to reflect any changes in our Minimum Required Data policies.

Entities seeking to publish credential, competency framework, or quality assurance information as data to the Registry will be reviewed for the purpose of authentication.

Credential, competency framework and quality assurance information as data will be reviewed prior to being included in the Registry to ensure, to the extent possible, it is provided with the "required" and "required if available" data elements per Credential Engine’s terms of use and policies.

All entities should review Credential Engine’s "Terms of Use".

Policy Changes

10/15/2018

In order to properly convey the language of the material described by data in the Registry, the ceterms:inLangauge property was made required for the Credential (and subclasses), Assessment Profile, and Learning Opportunity Profile classes.

3/9/2018

Due to exigent circumstances (detection of an error), we have changed "ceterms:targetNodeName" from Required to Required if Available in the Credential Alignment Object class.

11/16/2017

In order for a user or downstream application looking at an assessment or learning opportunity to be able to find the organization that owns or offers it, we moved the "ceterms:ownedBy" and "ceterms:offeredBy" properties from Recommended to Required for Assessments and Learning Opportunities. Publishers must now provide at least one of these pieces of data. These circumstances were deemed exigent and the changes made immediately.

Definitions

Required
These terms must be included to publish to the registry. If you do not include information for these descriptors, you will get an error.
Required if Available
These terms will be required if the data exists.
Recommended
These terms are not required, but is best practice to include to improve transparency and connections.

Each section below lists the type of property, the CTDL property or properties represented by that type, and a brief description of the purpose served by that property or set of properties.

Credential Organization Information

Required

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Current Policy
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a credential, learning opportunity competency, or assessment recognizes the entity in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving a credential).
Current Policy
Subject Webpage
The webpage that describes this entity.
Current Policy
Agent Sector Type
Type of sociological, economic, or political subdivision served by an organization; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Agent Type
Type of organization such as educational institution, credentialing organization or quality assurance body; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Contact Information
A means of contacting the organization.

Required if Available

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
External Quality Assurance
Organizations can identify the external quality assurance (e.g., accreditation, approval, or recognition) that are issued.
Current Policy
Parent Organization
Larger organization exercising authority over the organization being described.
Current Policy
Agent Purpose
A description of the organization's primary purpose.
Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Image
Image, icon or logo that represents the entity including registered trade or service marks.
Current Policy
Keyword
Keyword or key phrase describing relevant aspects of an entity.
Current Policy
Service Type
Type of service offered by the agent being described; select from an existing enumeration of such terms.
Current Policy
Social Media
Social media access point for an agent or an agent's contact point.

Optional

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Accredited In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning opportunity or assessment is accredited.
Current Policy
Administration Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, assessment, organization, or aspects of it, are administered.
Current Policy
Alternate Name
Alias for the entity including acronyms, alpha-numeric notations, and other forms of name abbreviations in common use such as PhD, MA, and BA.
Current Policy
Alternative Identifier
Alternative, publicly available and globally unique identifier for an organization issued by an authoritative entity.
Current Policy
Appeal Process
Formal process for objecting to decisions of the organization regarding credentials, assessments or processes.
Current Policy
Approved In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which an organization pronounces favorable judgment for this credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization.
Current Policy
Approves
Credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization for which this organization pronounces favorable judgment.
Current Policy
Availability Listing
Listing of online and/or physical locations where a credential can be pursued.
Current Policy
Complaint Process
Process for handling complaints about a credential, or aspects of it including related learning opportunities and assessments.
Current Policy
Credentialing Action
Indicates a past or potential credentialing action in which the resource being described plays an 'object' role.
Current Policy
Department
Department of the organization.
Current Policy
Development Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, or aspects of it, were created.
Current Policy
DUNS
Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number for identifying an organization or business person.
Current Policy
FEIN
Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) identifying organizations, persons, states, government agencies, corporations, and companies.
Current Policy
Founding Date
Date the organization was founded.
Current Policy
Alignment Map
Alignment map owned by the agent.
Current Policy
Has Condition Manifest
Entity that describes a set of constraints, prerequisites, entry conditions, or requirements applicable across the organization, sub-organization or sets of credentials or acitivites.
Current Policy
Has Cost Manifest
Entity that describes a set of cost data applicable across the organization, sub-organization or sets of credentials or acitivites.
Current Policy
Has Verification Service
Entity describing available systems provided by the agent to verify credential holders.
Current Policy
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Current Policy
iPEDS ID
Unique six digit identifier assigned to all U.S. institutions that have submitted data to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Current Policy
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Legal Entity Identifier Code
A 20-digit, alpha-numeric code, based on the ISO 17442 standard, for identifying legal entities participating in financial transactions.
Current Policy
Maintenance Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is maintained including review and updating.
Current Policy
Mission and Goals Statement
Webpage or online document that defines or explains the mission and goals of the organization.
Current Policy
Mission and Goals Statement Description
Textual statement of the mission and goals of the organization.
Current Policy
NAICS
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code of an organization or business person.
Current Policy
Offers
Resource offered or conferred by the organization or person.
Current Policy
OPE ID
OPE ID number (U.S. Office of Postsecondary Education Identification), sometimes referred to as the Federal School Code.
Current Policy
Owns
Resource over which the organization or person claims legal title.
Current Policy
Recognized In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning resource, or assessment has been publicly recommended, acknowledged or endorsed.
Current Policy
Recognizes
Credential, learning opportunity or assessment that the agent recommends, endorses, indicates preference for, or otherwise provides a positive judgment.
Current Policy
Regulated In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning opportunity or resource is regulated.
Current Policy
Renews
Credential type that has its validity extended by the organization or person.
Current Policy
Review Process
Entity that describes the process by which the credential, or aspects of it, are reviewed.
Current Policy
Revocation Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is revoked.
Current Policy
Revokes
Credential type that can be invalidated or retracted by the awarding agent.
Current Policy
Same As
Another entity that unambiguously indicates the identity of the entity being described.
Current Policy
Sub-Organization
Organization in a subordinate or lower position than a parent organization.

QA Credential Organization Information

Required

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Current Policy
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a credential, learning opportunity competency, or assessment recognizes the entity in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving a credential).
Current Policy
Subject Webpage
The webpage that describes this entity.
Current Policy
Agent Sector Type
Type of sociological, economic, or political subdivision served by an organization; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Agent Type
Type of organization such as educational institution, credentialing organization or quality assurance body; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Contact Information
A means of contacting the organization.

Required if Available

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
External Quality Assurance
Organizations can identify the external quality assurance (e.g., accreditation, approval, or recognition) that are issued.
Current Policy
Parent Organization
Larger organization exercising authority over the organization being described.
Current Policy
Agent Purpose
A description of the organization's primary purpose.
Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Image
Image, icon or logo that represents the entity including registered trade or service marks.
Current Policy
Keyword
Keyword or key phrase describing relevant aspects of an entity.
Current Policy
Service Type
Type of service offered by the agent being described; select from an existing enumeration of such terms.
Current Policy
Social Media
Social media access point for an agent or an agent's contact point.

Optional

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Accredited In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning opportunity or assessment is accredited.
Current Policy
Accredits
Credential, assessment, organization, or learning opportunity for which this organization provides official authorization or approval based on prescribed standards or criteria.
Current Policy
Administration Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, assessment, organization, or aspects of it, are administered.
Current Policy
Alternate Name
Alias for the entity including acronyms, alpha-numeric notations, and other forms of name abbreviations in common use such as PhD, MA, and BA.
Current Policy
Alternative Identifier
Alternative, publicly available and globally unique identifier for an organization issued by an authoritative entity.
Current Policy
Appeal Process
Formal process for objecting to decisions of the organization regarding credentials, assessments or processes.
Current Policy
Approved In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which an organization pronounces favorable judgment for this credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization.
Current Policy
Approves
Credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization for which this organization pronounces favorable judgment.
Current Policy
Availability Listing
Listing of online and/or physical locations where a credential can be pursued.
Current Policy
Complaint Process
Process for handling complaints about a credential, or aspects of it including related learning opportunities and assessments.
Current Policy
Credentialing Action
Indicates a past or potential credentialing action in which the resource being described plays an 'object' role.
Current Policy
Department
Department of the organization.
Current Policy
Development Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, or aspects of it, were created.
Current Policy
DUNS
Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number for identifying an organization or business person.
Current Policy
FEIN
Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) identifying organizations, persons, states, government agencies, corporations, and companies.
Current Policy
Founding Date
Date the organization was founded.
Current Policy
Alignment Map
Alignment map owned by the agent.
Current Policy
Has Condition Manifest
Entity that describes a set of constraints, prerequisites, entry conditions, or requirements applicable across the organization, sub-organization or sets of credentials or acitivites.
Current Policy
Has Cost Manifest
Entity that describes a set of cost data applicable across the organization, sub-organization or sets of credentials or acitivites.
Current Policy
Has Verification Service
Entity describing available systems provided by the agent to verify credential holders.
Current Policy
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Current Policy
iPEDS ID
Unique six digit identifier assigned to all U.S. institutions that have submitted data to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Current Policy
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Legal Entity Identifier Code
A 20-digit, alpha-numeric code, based on the ISO 17442 standard, for identifying legal entities participating in financial transactions.
Current Policy
Maintenance Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is maintained including review and updating.
Current Policy
Mission and Goals Statement
Webpage or online document that defines or explains the mission and goals of the organization.
Current Policy
Mission and Goals Statement Description
Textual statement of the mission and goals of the organization.
Current Policy
NAICS
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code of an organization or business person.
Current Policy
Offers
Resource offered or conferred by the organization or person.
Current Policy
OPE ID
OPE ID number (U.S. Office of Postsecondary Education Identification), sometimes referred to as the Federal School Code.
Current Policy
Owns
Resource over which the organization or person claims legal title.
Current Policy
Quality Assurance Target Type
Types of entities that the agent accredits, endorses, approves, or recognizes; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Recognized In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning resource, or assessment has been publicly recommended, acknowledged or endorsed.
Current Policy
Recognizes
Credential, learning opportunity or assessment that the agent recommends, endorses, indicates preference for, or otherwise provides a positive judgment.
Current Policy
Regulated In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning opportunity or resource is regulated.
Current Policy
Regulates
Credential, learning opportunity, assessment or organization that this quality assurance organization monitors, including enforcement of applicable legal requirements or standards.
Current Policy
Renews
Credential type that has its validity extended by the organization or person.
Current Policy
Review Process
Entity that describes the process by which the credential, or aspects of it, are reviewed.
Current Policy
Revocation Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is revoked.
Current Policy
Revokes
Credential type that can be invalidated or retracted by the awarding agent.
Current Policy
Same As
Another entity that unambiguously indicates the identity of the entity being described.
Current Policy
Sub-Organization
Organization in a subordinate or lower position than a parent organization.

Credential Information

Required

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Current Policy
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a credential, learning opportunity competency, or assessment recognizes the entity in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving a credential).
Current Policy
Subject Webpage
The webpage that describes this entity.
Current Policy
Credential Status Type
Type of official status of the credential; select from an enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
In Language
The primary language or languages of the entity, even if it makes use of other languages; e.g., a course offered in English to teach Spanish would have an inLanguage of English, while a credential in Quebec could have an inLanguage of both French and English.
Current Policy
Credential Type
The type of credential being described, including, but not limited to, certificate, certification, degree, and badge.
Note: Credential Type is expressed as the class of credential (in JSON-LD, the @type), rather than via the ceterms:credentialType property/concept scheme.
Current Policy
Owned or Offered By
The organization that owns and/or offers the credential.

Required if Available

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
External Quality Assurance
Organizations can identify the external quality assurance (e.g., accreditation, approval, or recognition) that are issued to this Credential.
Current Policy
Renewal
Entity describing the constraints, prerequisites, entry conditions, or requirements necessary to maintenance and renewal of an awarded credential.
Current Policy
Requires
Requirement or set of requirements for this credential, learning opportunity, or assessment.
Current Policy
Revocation
Entity that describes the processes and criteria for ending (revoking) the validity or operation of an awarded credential.
Current Policy
Revoked By
Organization or person that handles revocation of an awarded credential due to violations or failure to renew.
Current Policy
Online or Physical Location
Link to and/or description of where the credential can be obtained.
Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Pending Change
Assessment Delivery Type
Delivery type for the assessment for the credential.
Current Policy
Audience Level Type
Type of level indicating a point in a progression through an educational or training context, for which the credential is intended; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Date Effective
Effective date of the content of a credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Estimated Cost
Estimated cost of a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Estimated Duration
Estimated time it will take to complete a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Pending Change
Instructional Program Type
Type of instructional program; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Keyword
Keyword or key phrase describing relevant aspects of an entity.
Pending Change
Learning Delivery Type
Delivery type for the learning opportunity for the credential.
Current Policy
Occupation Type
Type of occupation; select from an existing enumeration of such types.

Optional

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Accredited In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning opportunity or assessment is accredited.
Current Policy
Administration Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, assessment, organization, or aspects of it, are administered.
Current Policy
Advanced Standing From
Credential that has its time or cost reduced by another credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Alternate Name
Alias for the entity including acronyms, alpha-numeric notations, and other forms of name abbreviations in common use such as PhD, MA, and BA.
Current Policy
Appeal Process
Formal process for objecting to decisions of the organization regarding credentials, assessments or processes.
Current Policy
Approved In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which an organization pronounces favorable judgment for this credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization.
Current Policy
Audience Type
The type of credential seeker for whom the entity is applicable; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Broad Alignment
Item that covers all of the relevant concepts in the item being described as well as additional relevant concepts.
Current Policy
Coded Notation
Set of alpha-numeric symbols that uniquely identifies an item and supports its discovery and use.
Current Policy
Common Conditions
Set constraints, prerequisites, entry conditions, or requirements that are shared across an organization, organizational subdivision, set of credentials, or category of entities and activities.
Current Policy
Common Costs
Set of costs maintained at an organizational or sub-organizational level, which apply to this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Complaint Process
Process for handling complaints about a credential, or aspects of it including related learning opportunities and assessments.
Current Policy
Copyright Holder
Person or organization holding the rights in copyright to entities such as credentials, learning opportunities, assessments, competencies or concept schemes.
Current Policy
Corequisite
Credentials that must be pursued concurrently.
Current Policy
Credential Identifier
Globally unique identifier by which the creator, owner or provider of a credential recognizes that credential in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving the credential).
Current Policy
Development Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, or aspects of it, were created.
Current Policy
Earnings
Entity describing aggregate credential holder earnings data.
Current Policy
Employment Outcome
Entity describing aggregate data on jobs obtained with the credential by occupation and industry for a given period of time in a specific region.
Current Policy
Exact Alignment
Relevant concepts in two entities being compared are coextensive.
Current Policy
Financial Assistance
Entity that describes financial assistance for which this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity qualifies.
Current Policy
Has Part
Indicates a separately identifiable and independently useful component of the entity.
Current Policy
Holders
Entity describing the number and characteristics of credentialed individuals and their geographic location.
Current Policy
Image
Image, icon or logo that represents the entity including registered trade or service marks.
Current Policy
Is Advanced Standing For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity reduces the time or cost required to earn or complete the referenced credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Is Part Of
Indicates another entity of which this entity is a component.
Current Policy
Is Preparation For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity provides preparation for the credential, assessment, or learning opportunity being referenced.
Current Policy
Is Recommended For
It is recommended to earn or complete this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity before attempting to earn or complete the referenced credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Is Required For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity must be earned or completed prior to attempting to earn or complete the referenced credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Latest Version
Latest version of the credential.
Current Policy
Maintenance Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is maintained including review and updating.
Current Policy
Major Alignment
Major overlap of relevant concepts between the two resources being compared.
Current Policy
Minor Alignment
Minor overlap of relevant concepts between the two credentials being compared.
Current Policy
NAICS
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code of an organization or business person.
Current Policy
Narrow Alignment
Credential covers all of the relevant concepts in another credential as well as relevant concepts not found in the other credential.
Current Policy
Offered In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale where the credential, learning resource or assessment is offered.
Current Policy
Preparation From
Another credential, learning opportunity or assessment that provides preparation for this credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Previous Version
Version of the credential that immediately precedes this credential.
Current Policy
Process Standards
Webpage or online document that describes the criteria, standards, and/or requirements used with a process.
Current Policy
Process Standards Description
Textual description of the criteria, standards, and/or requirements used with a process.
Current Policy
Recognized In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning resource, or assessment has been publicly recommended, acknowledged or endorsed.
Current Policy
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Region
Entity that describes the longitude, latitude and other location details of an area.
Current Policy
Regulated In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning opportunity or resource is regulated.
Current Policy
Related Action
Action related to the credential.
Current Policy
Renewal Frequency
Frequency with which the credential needs to be renewed.
Current Policy
Renewed By
Organization or person that handles the renewal of the credential.
Current Policy
Renewed In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential is renewable.
Current Policy
Review Process
Entity that describes the process by which the credential, or aspects of it, are reviewed.
Current Policy
Revocation Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is revoked.
Current Policy
Revoked In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential can be revoked.
Current Policy
Subject
Words or brief phrases describing the topicality of the entity; select subject terms from an existing enumeration of such terms.
Current Policy
Version Identifier
Alphanumeric identifier of the version of the credential that is unique within the organizational context of its owner.

Assessment Profile Information

Required

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Current Policy
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a credential, learning opportunity competency, or assessment recognizes the entity in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving a credential).
Current Policy
Subject Webpage
The webpage that describes this entity.
Current Policy
In Language
The primary language or languages of the entity, even if it makes use of other languages; e.g., a course offered in English to teach Spanish would have an inLanguage of English, while a credential in Quebec could have an inLanguage of both French and English.
Current Policy
Online or Physical Location
Link to and/or description of where the assessment can be taken.
Current Policy
Owned or Offered By
The organization that owns and/or offers the assessment.

Required if Available

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Assesses
Competency evaluated through the assessment.
Current Policy
Assessment Method Type
Type of method used to conduct an assessment; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Delivery Type
Type of means by which a learning opportunity or assessment is delivered to credential seekers and by which they interact; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Delivery Type Description
Detailed description of the delivery type of an assessment or learning opportunity.
Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Assessment Example
Example assessment or assessment item.
Current Policy
Assessment Example Description
Text of an example assessment or assessment item.
Current Policy
Assessment Use Type
Type of intended use of the assessment; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Date Effective
Effective date of the content of a credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Estimated Duration
Estimated time it will take to complete a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
In Language
The primary language or languages of the entity, even if it makes use of other languages; e.g., a course offered in English to teach Spanish would have an inLanguage of English, while a credential in Quebec could have an inLanguage of both French and English.
Current Policy
Keyword
Keyword or key phrase describing relevant aspects of an entity.
Current Policy
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Requires
Requirement or set of requirements for this credential, learning opportunity, or assessment.
Current Policy
Subject
Words or brief phrases describing the topicality of the entity; select subject terms from an existing enumeration of such terms.
Current Policy
Credit Information
Information about the credit units or hours for this assessment.

Optional

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Accredited By
Quality assurance organization that provides official authorization to, or approval of, a credential, organization, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Accredited In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning opportunity or assessment is accredited.
Current Policy
Administration Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, assessment, organization, or aspects of it, are administered.
Current Policy
Advanced Standing From
Credential that has its time or cost reduced by another credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Approved By
Organization that pronounces favorable judgment for this credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization.
Current Policy
Approved In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which an organization pronounces favorable judgment for this credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization.
Current Policy
Assessment Output
Description of the assessment artifact, performance or examination.
Current Policy
Audience Type
The type of credential seeker for whom the entity is applicable; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Coded Notation
Set of alpha-numeric symbols that uniquely identifies an item and supports its discovery and use.
Current Policy
Common Conditions
Set constraints, prerequisites, entry conditions, or requirements that are shared across an organization, organizational subdivision, set of credentials, or category of entities and activities.
Current Policy
Common Costs
Set of costs maintained at an organizational or sub-organizational level, which apply to this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Corequisite
Credentials that must be pursued concurrently.
Current Policy
Development Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, or aspects of it, were created.
Current Policy
Entry Condition
Prerequisites for entry into a credentialing program, a learning opportunity or an assessment including transcripts, records of previous experience, and lower-level learning opportunities.
Current Policy
Estimated Cost
Estimated cost of a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
External Research
Research that supports or validates one or more aspects of the entity.
Current Policy
Financial Assistance
Entity that describes financial assistance for which this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity qualifies.
Current Policy
Has Group Evaluation
Whether or not the assessment activity is scored as a group.
Current Policy
Has Group Participation
Whether or not two or more participants are required to complete the assessment activity.
Current Policy
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Current Policy
Instructional Program Type
Type of instructional program; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Is Advanced Standing For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity reduces the time or cost required to earn or complete the referenced credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Is Preparation For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity provides preparation for the credential, assessment, or learning opportunity being referenced.
Current Policy
Is Proctored
Whether or not the assessment is supervised or monitored by an agent.
Current Policy
Is Recommended For
It is recommended to earn or complete this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity before attempting to earn or complete the referenced credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Is Required For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity must be earned or completed prior to attempting to earn or complete the referenced credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Maintenance Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is maintained including review and updating.
Current Policy
Occupation Type
Type of occupation; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Offered In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale where the credential, learning resource or assessment is offered.
Current Policy
Preparation From
Another credential, learning opportunity or assessment that provides preparation for this credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Process Standards
Webpage or online document that describes the criteria, standards, and/or requirements used with a process.
Current Policy
Process Standards Description
Textual description of the criteria, standards, and/or requirements used with a process.
Current Policy
Recognized By
Agent that acknowledges the validity of the credential, learning opportunity of assessment.
Current Policy
Recognized In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning resource, or assessment has been publicly recommended, acknowledged or endorsed.
Current Policy
Region
Entity that describes the longitude, latitude and other location details of an area.
Current Policy
Regulated By
Quality assurance organization that enforces the legal requirements of the credential, learning resource or assessment.
Current Policy
Regulated In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning opportunity or resource is regulated.
Current Policy
Scoring Method Description
Textual description of the method used to score the assessment.
Current Policy
Scoring Method Example
Webpage or online document providing an example of the method or tool used to score the assessment.
Current Policy
Scoring Method Example Description
Textual example of the method or tool used to score the assessment.
Current Policy
Scoring Method Type
Type of method used to score the assessment; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Target Assessment
Assessment that provides direct, indirect, formative or summative evaluation or estimation of the nature, ability, or quality for an entity.
Current Policy
Target Learning Resource
Learning object or resource that is used as part of an learning activity.
Current Policy
Verification Method Description
Textual description of the methods used to evaluate an assessment, learning opportunity, process or verificaiton service for validity or reliability.
Current Policy
Version Identifier
Alphanumeric identifier of the version of the credential that is unique within the organizational context of its owner.

Learning Opportunity Profile Information

This profile is required if information for it is available and if it is relevant to the Credential being described.

Required

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Current Policy
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a credential, learning opportunity competency, or assessment recognizes the entity in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving a credential).
Current Policy
Subject Webpage
The webpage that describes this entity.
Current Policy
In Language
The primary language or languages of the entity, even if it makes use of other languages; e.g., a course offered in English to teach Spanish would have an inLanguage of English, while a credential in Quebec could have an inLanguage of both French and English.
Current Policy
Online or Physical Location
Link to and/or description of where the learning opportunity can be participated in.
Current Policy
Owned or Offered By
The organization that owns and/or offers the learning opportunity.

Required if Available

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Delivery Type
Type of means by which a learning opportunity or assessment is delivered to credential seekers and by which they interact; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Delivery Type Description
Detailed description of the delivery type of an assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Learning Method Type
Types of methods used to conduct the learning opportunity; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Teaches
Competency that the learning opportunity is intended to teach.
Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Date Effective
Effective date of the content of a credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Estimated Duration
Estimated time it will take to complete a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
In Language
The primary language or languages of the entity, even if it makes use of other languages; e.g., a course offered in English to teach Spanish would have an inLanguage of English, while a credential in Quebec could have an inLanguage of both French and English.
Current Policy
Keyword
Keyword or key phrase describing relevant aspects of an entity.
Current Policy
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Requires
Requirement or set of requirements for this credential, learning opportunity, or assessment.
Current Policy
Subject
Words or brief phrases describing the topicality of the entity; select subject terms from an existing enumeration of such terms.
Current Policy
Credit Information
Information about the credit units or hours for this Learning Opportunity.

Optional

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Accredited By
Quality assurance organization that provides official authorization to, or approval of, a credential, organization, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Accredited In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning opportunity or assessment is accredited.
Current Policy
Advanced Standing From
Credential that has its time or cost reduced by another credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Approved By
Organization that pronounces favorable judgment for this credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization.
Current Policy
Approved In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which an organization pronounces favorable judgment for this credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization.
Current Policy
Audience Type
The type of credential seeker for whom the entity is applicable; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Coded Notation
Set of alpha-numeric symbols that uniquely identifies an item and supports its discovery and use.
Current Policy
Common Conditions
Set constraints, prerequisites, entry conditions, or requirements that are shared across an organization, organizational subdivision, set of credentials, or category of entities and activities.
Current Policy
Common Costs
Set of costs maintained at an organizational or sub-organizational level, which apply to this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Corequisite
Credentials that must be pursued concurrently.
Current Policy
Entry Condition
Prerequisites for entry into a credentialing program, a learning opportunity or an assessment including transcripts, records of previous experience, and lower-level learning opportunities.
Current Policy
Estimated Cost
Estimated cost of a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Financial Assistance
Entity that describes financial assistance for which this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity qualifies.
Current Policy
Has Part
Indicates a separately identifiable and independently useful component of the entity.
Current Policy
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Current Policy
Instructional Program Type
Type of instructional program; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Is Advanced Standing For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity reduces the time or cost required to earn or complete the referenced credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Is Part Of
Indicates another entity of which this entity is a component.
Current Policy
Is Preparation For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity provides preparation for the credential, assessment, or learning opportunity being referenced.
Current Policy
Is Recommended For
It is recommended to earn or complete this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity before attempting to earn or complete the referenced credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Is Required For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity must be earned or completed prior to attempting to earn or complete the referenced credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Occupation Type
Type of occupation; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Offered In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale where the credential, learning resource or assessment is offered.
Current Policy
Preparation From
Another credential, learning opportunity or assessment that provides preparation for this credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Recognized By
Agent that acknowledges the validity of the credential, learning opportunity of assessment.
Current Policy
Recognized In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning resource, or assessment has been publicly recommended, acknowledged or endorsed.
Current Policy
Region
Entity that describes the longitude, latitude and other location details of an area.
Current Policy
Regulated By
Quality assurance organization that enforces the legal requirements of the credential, learning resource or assessment.
Current Policy
Regulated In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential, learning opportunity or resource is regulated.
Current Policy
Target Assessment
Assessment that provides direct, indirect, formative or summative evaluation or estimation of the nature, ability, or quality for an entity.
Current Policy
Target Learning Opportunity
Learning opportunity that is the focus of a condition, process or another learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Target Learning Resource
Learning object or resource that is used as part of an learning activity.
Current Policy
Verification Method Description
Textual description of the methods used to evaluate an assessment, learning opportunity, process or verificaiton service for validity or reliability.
Current Policy
Version Identifier
Alphanumeric identifier of the version of the credential that is unique within the organizational context of its owner.

Condition Manifest Information

This profile enables an organization to publish a set of conditions (expressed via ConditionProfile) that are referenced by credentials, assessments, and/or learning opportunities. This allows an organization to publish and maintain these common conditions in one place rather than duplicating that information across the other things they publish.

Required

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Current Policy
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a credential, learning opportunity competency, or assessment recognizes the entity in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving a credential).
Current Policy
Subject Webpage
The webpage that describes this entity.
Current Policy
Condition Manifest Of
Organization maintaining the condition manifest.

Required if Available

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Corequisite
Credentials that must be pursued concurrently.
Current Policy
Entry Condition
Prerequisites for entry into a credentialing program, a learning opportunity or an assessment including transcripts, records of previous experience, and lower-level learning opportunities.
Current Policy
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Requires
Requirement or set of requirements for this credential, learning opportunity, or assessment.
Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.

Optional

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Renewal
Entity describing the constraints, prerequisites, entry conditions, or requirements necessary to maintenance and renewal of an awarded credential.

Condition Profile Information

This profile primarily enables defining the conditions for earning a credential, or for completing an assessment or learning opportunity. It is also used to convey information about recommendations and other connections between credentials and other entities.

Required

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.

Required if Available

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Subject Webpage
The webpage that describes this entity.
Current Policy
Target Entity
In the context of requirements, this points to the entity or entities that are required for the credential, assessment, or learning opportunity that is using this Condition Profile. In other contexts, these properties connect their target to the entity using this Condition Profile.
Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Condition
Single constraint, prerequisite, entry condition, requirement, or cost.
Current Policy
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Submission Of
Artifact to be submitted such as a transcript, portfolio, or an affidavit.

Optional

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Alternative Condition
Constraints, prerequisites, entry conditions, or requirementst in a context where more than one alternative condition or path has been defined and from which any one path fulfills the parent condition.
Current Policy
Asserted By
Agent making a statement based on fact or belief.
Current Policy
Audience Level Type
Type of level indicating a point in a progression through an educational or training context, for which the credential is intended; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Audience Type
The type of credential seeker for whom the entity is applicable; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Common Costs
Set of costs maintained at an organizational or sub-organizational level, which apply to this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Credit Hour Type
Type of unit of time corresponding to type of credit such as semester hours, quarter hours, clock hours, or hours of participation.
Current Policy
Credit Hour Value
Number of credit hours awarded for successful completion of a learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Credit Unit Type
Type of credit associated with both degree and non-degree learning opportunities; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Credit Unit Type Description
Detailed description of credit unit type.
Current Policy
Credit Unit Value
Number of either credit units awarded for college credit or continuing education units for successful completion of the learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Date Effective
Effective date of the content of a credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Estimated Cost
Estimated cost of a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Experience
Amount and nature of required work, experiential learning or other relevant experience.
Current Policy
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Minimum Age
Minimum allowed age at which a person is eligible for the credential.
Current Policy
Resident Of
Geographic or political region of which a person must be a legal resident or citizen in order to be eligible for the credential.
Current Policy
Weight
Measurement of the weight, degree, percent, or strength of a recommendation, requirement, or comparison.
Current Policy
Years of Experience
Years of relevant experience.

Cost Manifest Information

This profile enables an organization to publish a set of costs (expressed via CostProfile) that are referenced by credentials, assessments, and/or learning opportunities. This allows an organization to publish and maintain these common costs in one place rather than duplicating that information across the other things they publish.

Required

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Current Policy
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a credential, learning opportunity competency, or assessment recognizes the entity in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving a credential).
Current Policy
Cost Details
Webpage or online document containing human-readable, in-depth information about costs.
Current Policy
Cost Manifest Of
Organization maintaining the cost manifest.

Required if Available

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
End Date
Date some event or activity ends.
Current Policy
Estimated Cost
Estimated cost of a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Start Date
Date the validity or usefulness of the information in this resource begins.

Cost Profile Information

This profile enables a precise description of one or more related costs.

Required

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Current Policy
Cost Details
Webpage or online document containing human-readable, in-depth information about costs.

Required if Available

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Currency
Currency in which the monetary amount is expressed in 3-letter ISO 4217 format such as "USD".
Current Policy
Direct Cost Type
Types of direct costs associated with earning or completing a credential, assessment or learning opportunity; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Price
Offer price of a credential, learning resource, assessment, related activity or resource.
Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Audience Type
The type of credential seeker for whom the entity is applicable; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Payment Pattern
Applicable pattern for payments such as "per sementer" and "every three months".
Current Policy
Residency Type
Type of legal residency status of a person; select from an existing enumeration of such types.

Optional

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Condition
Single constraint, prerequisite, entry condition, requirement, or cost.
Current Policy
End Date
Date some event or activity ends.
Current Policy
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Region
Entity that describes the longitude, latitude and other location details of an area.
Current Policy
Start Date
Date the validity or usefulness of the information in this resource begins.

Credential Alignment Object Information

This profile enables connecting a property to a controlled vocabulary or to a competency in a competency framework. It facilitates cases where the information can be linked to directly, as well as cases where information is not linkable and must be described within the profile itself.

Required if Available

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Framework URL
Credential framework to which the entity is aligned.
Current Policy
Framework Name
Name of the framework.
Current Policy
Target Node
Individual entry in a formally defined framework such as a competency or an industry, instructional program, or occupation code.
Current Policy
Target Description
Textual description of an individual concept or competency in a formally defined framework.
Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Coded Notation
Set of alpha-numeric symbols that uniquely identifies an item and supports its discovery and use.

Optional

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Alignment Date
The date the alignment was made.
Current Policy
Alignment Type
Type of relationship between two entities.
Current Policy
Target Node Name
Name of an individual concept or competency in a formally defined framework.
Current Policy
Weight
Measurement of the weight, degree, percent, or strength of a recommendation, requirement, or comparison.

Competency Framework Information

A Competency Framework describes a structured hierarchy of competencies.

Required

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Pending Change
Name
The name or title of this competency framework.
Pending Change
Description
A short description of this competency framework.
Pending Change
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a credential, learning opportunity competency, or assessment recognizes the entity in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving a credential).
Pending Change
Date Created
Date of creation of this competency framework or competency.
Pending Change
In Language
The primary language used in or by this competency framework or competency.
Pending Change
Creator/Author
The organization responsible for creating this Competency Framework.

Required if Available

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Pending Change
Date Copyrighted
Date of a statement of copyright for this competency framework, such as ©2017.
Pending Change
Derived From
A third party version of the entity being reference that has been modified in meaning through editing, extension or refinement.
Pending Change
Has Top Child
Top-level child competency of a competency framework.
Pending Change
Is Version Of
A related competency of which this competency is a version, edition, or adaptation.
Pending Change
License
A legal document giving official permission to do something with this competency framework.
Pending Change
Publication Status Type
The publication status of the of this competency framework.
Pending Change
Repository Date
The date this competency framework was added to the repository.
Pending Change
Rights
Information about rights held in and over this competency framework.
Pending Change
Source
The original competency framework which this competency framework is based on or derived from.
Pending Change
Publisher
The entity responsible for making this competency framework available.
Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Pending Change
Concept Keyword
A word or phrase used by the promulgating agency to refine and differentiate individual competencies contextually.
Pending Change
Concept Term
A term drawn from a controlled vocabulary used by the promulgating agency to refine and differentiate individual competencies contextually.
Pending Change
Date Valid From
Beginning date of validity of this competency framework.
Pending Change
Date Valid Until
End date of validity of this competency framework.

Optional

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Align From
A competency framework or competency from which this competency framework or competency is aligned.
Current Policy
Align To
A competency framework or competency to which this competency framework or competency is aligned.
Current Policy
Date Modified
The date on which this framework or competency was most recently modified in some way.
Current Policy
Education Level Type
A general statement describing the education or training context. Alternatively, a more specific statement of the location of the audience in terms of its progression through an education or training context.
Current Policy
Identifier
An alternative URI by which this competency framework or competency is identified.
Current Policy
Local Subject
The text string denoting the subject of the competency framework or competency as designated by the promulgating agency.
Current Policy
Publisher
An agent responsible for making this entity available.
Current Policy
Publisher Name
Name of an agent responsible for making this entity available.
Current Policy
Rights Holder
An agent owning or managing rights over this competency framework.
Current Policy
Table of Contents
A list of sub-units of this competency framework.

Competency Statement Information

A competency describes describes a skill, knowledge, ability, standard, etc.

Required

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Pending Change
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a credential, learning opportunity competency, or assessment recognizes the entity in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving a credential).
Pending Change
Competency Text
The text of the competency.
Pending Change
Date Created
Date of creation of this competency framework or competency.
Pending Change
In Language
The primary language used in or by this competency framework or competency.
Pending Change
Is Part Of
Competency framework that this competency is a part of.
Pending Change
Creator
Entity primarily responsible for making this Competency.

Required if Available

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Pending Change
Coded Notation
An alphanumeric notation or ID code as defined by the promulgating body to identify this resource.
Pending Change
Competency Category
The textual label identifying the category of the competency as designated by the promulgating body.
Pending Change
Derived From
A third party version of the entity being reference that has been modified in meaning through editing, extension or refinement.
Pending Change
Education Level Type
A general statement describing the education or training context. Alternatively, a more specific statement of the location of the audience in terms of its progression through an education or training context.
Pending Change
Has Child
The referenced resource is lower in some arbitrary hierarchy than this resource.
Pending Change
Is Child Of
The referenced resource is higher in some arbitrary hierarchy than this resource.
Pending Change
Is Top Child Of
Indicates that this competency is at the top of some arbitrary hierarchy.
Pending Change
List ID
An alphanumeric string found in the source framework indicating the relative position of a competency in an ordered list of competencies such as "A", "B", or "a", "b", or "I", "II", or "1", "2".
Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Pending Change
Concept Keyword
A word or phrase used by the promulgating agency to refine and differentiate individual competencies contextually.
Pending Change
Concept Term
A term drawn from a controlled vocabulary used by the promulgating agency to refine and differentiate individual competencies contextually.
Pending Change
Weight
An asserted measurement of the weight, degree, percent, or strength of a recommendation, requirement, or comparison.

Optional

Status
Data
CTDL Term(s)
Description
Current Policy
Align From
A competency framework or competency from which this competency framework or competency is aligned.
Current Policy
Align To
A competency framework or competency to which this competency framework or competency is aligned.
Current Policy
Alternative Coded Notation
An alphanumeric notation or ID code identifying this competency in common use among end-users.
Current Policy
Broad Alignment
The referenced competency covers all of the relevant concepts in this competency as well as relevant concepts not found in this competency.
Current Policy
Comment
Supplemental text provided by the promulgating body that clarifies the nature, scope or use of this competency.
Current Policy
Complexity Level
The expected performance level of a learner or professional as defined by a competency.
Current Policy
Comprised Of
This competency includes, comprehends or encompasses, in whole or in part, the meaning, nature or importance of the referenced competency.
Current Policy
Cross-Subject Reference
A relationship between this competency and a competency in a separate competency framework.
Current Policy
Date Modified
The date on which this framework or competency was most recently modified in some way.
Current Policy
Exact Alignment
The relevant concepts in this competency and the referenced competency are coextensive.
Current Policy
Identifier
An alternative URI by which this competency framework or competency is identified.
Current Policy
Is Version Of
A related competency of which this competency is a version, edition, or adaptation.
Current Policy
Local Subject
The text string denoting the subject of the competency framework or competency as designated by the promulgating agency.
Current Policy
Major Alignment
Major overlap of relevant concepts between the this competency and the referenced competency.
Current Policy
Minor Alignment
Minor overlap of relevant concepts between this competency and the referenced competency.
Current Policy
Narrow Alignment
This competency covers all of the relevant concepts in the referenced competency as well as relevant concepts not found in the referenced competency.
Current Policy
Prerequisite Alignment
The referenced resource is a prerequisite to this resource.
Current Policy
Skill Embodied
Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills directly or indirectly embodied in this competency.

Currency Policy

It is essential that the information about credentials in the Registry is current and accurate.

For each credential published, the entity issuing that credential will be asked for an estimate of how frequently the information about that credential is likely to change.

If there have been no updates provided by the owner about the credential in that timeframe, Credential Engine will automatically follow-up with the owner to confirm that the existing information remains accurate.

If changes need to be made, the owner, working with Credential Engine, will determine if a new version is warranted or not.

If no changes are made, the currency clock on that credential is reset.

If there is no response from the owner Credential Engine will maintain the right to act in a manner that will both honor our mission of transparency and inform users that the data about the credential cannot be confirmed as being current. Credential Engine may do so through a number of actions, including but not limited to:

  • place a flag on and a notice over the credential stating that we are unable to continue to confirm the accuracy and currency of the information,
  • indicate that the credential may no longer be active,
  • informing vendors and application developing pulling data from the Registry that they may not want to show this credential on their resources or services, or
  • remove the credential from the Registry.

Entities seeking to publish credential, competency framework, or quality assurance information as data to the Registry will be reviewed for the purpose of authentication.

Credential, competency framework and quality assurance information as data will be reviewed prior to being included in the Registry to ensure, to the extent possible, it is provided with the "required" and "required if available" data elements per Credential Engine’s terms of use and policies.

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