Credential Engine Registry Policies

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

Minimum Data Policy

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

4/30/2019

In concert with the April 2019 CTDL/CTDL-ASN Release, the Credential Engine Registry policy has been updated with additional required and recommended benchmark terms for the Competency Framework, Competency, Concept Scheme, and Concept classes.

4/2/2019

The Credential Engine Registry policy has been updated to reflect the use of "Recommended Benchmark", which combines and replaces the former "Required if Available" and "Recommended" policies.

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

The following terms are used to classify properties for each of the classes below:

Required
These terms must be included to publish to the Registry.
Recommended Benchmark
These terms are best practices to publish information to the Registry. In part, they are based on the type of credential. Recommended Benchmarks are valuable to employers, students, application developers, state agencies, and others.
Optional
These terms are optional for publishing to the Registry, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

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.

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Credential Organization

Organization that plays one or more key roles in the lifecycle of a credential.

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.

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

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Social Media
Social media access point for an agent or an agent's contact point.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Keyword
Keyword or key phrase describing relevant aspects of an entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Image
Image, icon or logo that represents the entity including registered trade or service marks.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Service Type
Type of service offered by the agent being described; select from an existing enumeration of such terms.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Parent Organization
Larger organization exercising authority over the organization being described.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Development Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, or aspects of it, were created.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Founding Date
Date the organization was founded.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Maintenance Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is maintained including review and updating.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Agent Purpose
A description of the organization's primary purpose.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
External Quality Assurance
Organizations can identify the external quality assurance (e.g., accreditation, approval, or recognition) that are issued.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
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
Always Applicable
Administration Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, assessment, organization, or aspects of it, are administered.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Alternative Identifier
Alternative, publicly available and globally unique identifier for an organization issued by an authoritative entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Appeal Process
Formal process for objecting to decisions of the organization regarding credentials, assessments or processes.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Approves
Credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization for which this organization pronounces favorable judgment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Availability Listing
Listing of online and/or physical locations where a credential can be pursued.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Complaint Process
Process for handling complaints about a credential, or aspects of it including related learning opportunities and assessments.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Credentialing Action
Indicates a past or potential credentialing action in which the resource being described plays an 'object' role.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Department
Department of the organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
DUNS
Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number for identifying an organization or business person.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Employee
Person employed for wages or salary by the organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
FEIN
Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) identifying organizations, persons, states, government agencies, corporations, and companies.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Alignment Map
Alignment map owned by the agent.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Has Verification Service
Entity describing available systems provided by the agent to verify credential holders.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
ISIC Revision 4 Code
The International Standard of Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Revision 4 code for a particular organization, business person, or place.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Mission and Goals Statement
Webpage or online document that defines or explains the mission and goals of the organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Mission and Goals Statement Description
Textual statement of the mission and goals of the organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
NAICS
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code of an organization or business person.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Offers
Resource offered or conferred by the organization or person.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
OPE ID
OPE ID number (U.S. Office of Postsecondary Education Identification), sometimes referred to as the Federal School Code.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Owns
Resource over which the organization or person claims legal title.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Recognizes
Credential, learning opportunity or assessment that the agent recommends, endorses, indicates preference for, or otherwise provides a positive judgment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Renews
Credential type that has its validity extended by the organization or person.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Review Process
Entity that describes the process by which the credential, or aspects of it, are reviewed.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Revocation Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is revoked.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Revokes
Credential type that can be invalidated or retracted by the awarding agent.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Same As
Another entity that unambiguously indicates the identity of the entity being described.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Sub-Organization
Organization in a subordinate or lower position than a parent organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Quality Assurance Organization

Quality assurance organization that plays one or more key roles in the lifecycle of a credential, learning program, or assessment.

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.

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

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Social Media
Social media access point for an agent or an agent's contact point.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Keyword
Keyword or key phrase describing relevant aspects of an entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Image
Image, icon or logo that represents the entity including registered trade or service marks.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Service Type
Type of service offered by the agent being described; select from an existing enumeration of such terms.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Parent Organization
Larger organization exercising authority over the organization being described.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Development Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, or aspects of it, were created.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Founding Date
Date the organization was founded.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Maintenance Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is maintained including review and updating.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Agent Purpose
A description of the organization's primary purpose.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
External Quality Assurance
Organizations can identify the external quality assurance (e.g., accreditation, approval, or recognition) that are issued.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
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
Always Applicable
Accredits
Credential, assessment, organization, or learning opportunity for which this organization provides official authorization or approval based on prescribed standards or criteria.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Administration Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, assessment, organization, or aspects of it, are administered.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Alternative Identifier
Alternative, publicly available and globally unique identifier for an organization issued by an authoritative entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Appeal Process
Formal process for objecting to decisions of the organization regarding credentials, assessments or processes.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Approves
Credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization for which this organization pronounces favorable judgment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Availability Listing
Listing of online and/or physical locations where a credential can be pursued.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Complaint Process
Process for handling complaints about a credential, or aspects of it including related learning opportunities and assessments.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Credentialing Action
Indicates a past or potential credentialing action in which the resource being described plays an 'object' role.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Department
Department of the organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
DUNS
Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number for identifying an organization or business person.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Employee
Person employed for wages or salary by the organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
FEIN
Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) identifying organizations, persons, states, government agencies, corporations, and companies.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Alignment Map
Alignment map owned by the agent.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Has Verification Service
Entity describing available systems provided by the agent to verify credential holders.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
ISIC Revision 4 Code
The International Standard of Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Revision 4 code for a particular organization, business person, or place.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Mission and Goals Statement
Webpage or online document that defines or explains the mission and goals of the organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Mission and Goals Statement Description
Textual statement of the mission and goals of the organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
NAICS
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code of an organization or business person.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Offers
Resource offered or conferred by the organization or person.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
OPE ID
OPE ID number (U.S. Office of Postsecondary Education Identification), sometimes referred to as the Federal School Code.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Owns
Resource over which the organization or person claims legal title.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Recognizes
Credential, learning opportunity or assessment that the agent recommends, endorses, indicates preference for, or otherwise provides a positive judgment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Regulates
Credential, learning opportunity, assessment or organization that this quality assurance organization monitors, including enforcement of applicable legal requirements or standards.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Renews
Credential type that has its validity extended by the organization or person.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Review Process
Entity that describes the process by which the credential, or aspects of it, are reviewed.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Revocation Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is revoked.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Revokes
Credential type that can be invalidated or retracted by the awarding agent.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Same As
Another entity that unambiguously indicates the identity of the entity being described.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Sub-Organization
Organization in a subordinate or lower position than a parent organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Credential

Qualification, achievement, personal or organizational quality, or aspect of an identity typically used to indicate suitability.

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.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Credential Status Type
Type of official status of the credential; select from an enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Subject Webpage
The webpage that describes this entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a resource recognizes it in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving the resource).
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Owned or Offered By
The organization that owns and/or offers the credential.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Keyword
Keyword or key phrase describing relevant aspects of an entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Date Effective
Effective date of the content of a credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Estimated Cost
Estimated cost of a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Estimated Duration
Estimated time it will take to complete a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Occupation Type
Type of occupation; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Requires
Requirement or set of requirements for this credential, learning opportunity, or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
External Quality Assurance
Organizations can identify the external quality assurance (e.g., accreditation, approval, or recognition) that are issued to this Credential.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Online or Physical Location
Link to and/or description of where the credential can be obtained.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Advanced Standing From
Credential that has its time or cost reduced by another credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Preparation From
Another credential, learning opportunity or assessment that provides preparation for this credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
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
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 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
Has Part
Indicates a separately identifiable and independently useful component of the entity.
Current Policy
Is Part Of
Indicates another entity of which this entity is a component.
Current Policy
Corequisite
Credentials that must be pursued concurrently.
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
Broad Alignment
Item that covers all of the relevant concepts in the item being described as well as additional relevant concepts.
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
Renewal
Entity describing the constraints, prerequisites, entry conditions, or requirements necessary to maintenance and renewal of an awarded credential.
Current Policy

This property is recommended benchmark for 2 of the 21 subclasses of Credential:

Renewed By
Organization or person that handles the renewal of the credential.
Current Policy

This property is recommended benchmark for 2 of the 21 subclasses of Credential:

Renewal Frequency
Frequency with which the credential needs to be renewed.
Current Policy

This property is recommended benchmark for 2 of the 21 subclasses of Credential:

Revocation
Entity that describes the processes and criteria for ending (revoking) the validity or operation of an awarded credential.
Current Policy

This property is recommended benchmark for 2 of the 21 subclasses of Credential:

Revoked By
Organization or person that handles revocation of an awarded credential due to violations or failure to renew.
Current Policy

This property is recommended benchmark for 2 of the 21 subclasses of Credential:

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

This property is recommended benchmark for 2 of the 21 subclasses of Credential:

Subject
Words or brief phrases describing the topicality of the entity; select subject terms from an existing enumeration of such terms.
Current Policy

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
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
Always Applicable
Administration Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, assessment, organization, or aspects of it, are administered.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Appeal Process
Formal process for objecting to decisions of the organization regarding credentials, assessments or processes.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Assessment Delivery Type
Delivery type for the assessment for the credential.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Audience Type
The type of credential seeker for whom the entity is applicable; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Coded Notation
Set of alpha-numeric symbols that uniquely identifies an item and supports its discovery and use.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Common Costs
Set of costs maintained at an organizational or sub-organizational level, which apply to this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Complaint Process
Process for handling complaints about a credential, or aspects of it including related learning opportunities and assessments.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Copyright Holder
Person or organization holding the rights in copyright to entities such as credentials, learning opportunities, assessments, competencies or concept schemes.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Degree Concentration
Focused plan of study within a college or university degree such as a concentration in Aerospace Engineering within an Engineering degree.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Degree Major
Primary field of study of a degree-seeking student.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Degree Minor
Optional, secondary field of study of a degree-seeking student.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Development Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, or aspects of it, were created.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Earnings
Entity describing aggregate credential holder earnings data.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Exact Alignment
Relevant concepts in two entities being compared are coextensive.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Financial Assistance
Entity that describes financial assistance for which this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity qualifies.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Holders
Entity describing the number and characteristics of credentialed individuals and their geographic location.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Image
Image, icon or logo that represents the entity including registered trade or service marks.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Instructional Program Type
Type of instructional program; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
ISIC Revision 4 Code
The International Standard of Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Revision 4 code for a particular organization, business person, or place.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Latest Version
Latest version of the credential.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Learning Delivery Type
Delivery type for the learning opportunity for the credential.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Maintenance Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is maintained including review and updating.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
NAICS
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code of an organization or business person.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Offered In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale where the credential, learning resource or assessment is offered.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Previous Version
Version of the credential that immediately precedes this credential.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Process Standards
Webpage or online document that describes the criteria, standards, and/or requirements used with a process.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Process Standards Description
Textual description of the criteria, standards, and/or requirements used with a process.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Purpose Type
Type of intended application of the credential by the holder; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Region
Entity that describes the longitude, latitude and other location details of an area.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Related Action
Action related to the credential.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Renewed In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential is renewable.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Review Process
Entity that describes the process by which the credential, or aspects of it, are reviewed.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Revocation Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is revoked.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Revoked In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential can be revoked.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Target Pathway
Pathway in which this resource is a potential component.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Version Identifier
Alphanumeric identifier of the version of the credential that is unique within the organizational context of its owner.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Advanced Standing From
Credential that has its time or cost reduced by another credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Preparation From
Another credential, learning opportunity or assessment that provides preparation for this credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
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
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 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
Has Part
Indicates a separately identifiable and independently useful component of the entity.
Current Policy
Is Part Of
Indicates another entity of which this entity is a component.
Current Policy
Corequisite
Credentials that must be pursued concurrently.
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
Broad Alignment
Item that covers all of the relevant concepts in the item being described as well as additional relevant concepts.
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
Renewal
Entity describing the constraints, prerequisites, entry conditions, or requirements necessary to maintenance and renewal of an awarded credential.
Current Policy
Renewed By
Organization or person that handles the renewal of the credential.
Current Policy
Renewal Frequency
Frequency with which the credential needs to be renewed.
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
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
Subject
Words or brief phrases describing the topicality of the entity; select subject terms from an existing enumeration of such terms.
Current Policy

Assessment Profile

Entity that describes the key characteristics of an assessment for a credential.

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.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Subject Webpage
The webpage that describes this entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a resource recognizes it in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving the resource).
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Online or Physical Location
Link to and/or description of where the assessment can be taken.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Owned or Offered By
The organization that owns and/or offers the assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Assessment Example
Example assessment or assessment item.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Assessment Example Description
Text of an example assessment or assessment item.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Assessment Method Type
Type of method used to conduct an assessment; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Delivery Type Description
Detailed description of the delivery type of an assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Credit Information
Information about the credit units or hours for this assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Accredited By
Quality assurance organization that provides official authorization to, or approval of, a credential, organization, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Administration Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, assessment, organization, or aspects of it, are administered.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Advanced Standing From
Credential that has its time or cost reduced by another credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Approved By
Organization that pronounces favorable judgment for this credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Assesses
Competency evaluated through the assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Assessment Output
Description of the assessment artifact, performance or examination.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Assessment Use Type
Type of intended use of the assessment; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Audience Type
The type of credential seeker for whom the entity is applicable; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Coded Notation
Set of alpha-numeric symbols that uniquely identifies an item and supports its discovery and use.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Common Costs
Set of costs maintained at an organizational or sub-organizational level, which apply to this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Corequisite
Credentials that must be pursued concurrently.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Credit Value
A credit-related value.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Date Effective
Effective date of the content of a credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Development Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, or aspects of it, were created.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Estimated Cost
Estimated cost of a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Estimated Duration
Estimated time it will take to complete a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
External Research
Research that supports or validates one or more aspects of the entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Financial Assistance
Entity that describes financial assistance for which this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity qualifies.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Has Group Evaluation
Whether or not the assessment activity is scored as a group.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Has Group Participation
Whether or not two or more participants are required to complete the assessment activity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Instructional Program Type
Type of instructional program; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Is Preparation For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity provides preparation for the credential, assessment, or learning opportunity being referenced.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Proctored
Whether or not the assessment is supervised or monitored by an agent.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Keyword
Keyword or key phrase describing relevant aspects of an entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Maintenance Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is maintained including review and updating.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Occupation Type
Type of occupation; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Offered In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale where the credential, learning resource or assessment is offered.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Preparation From
Another credential, learning opportunity or assessment that provides preparation for this credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Process Standards
Webpage or online document that describes the criteria, standards, and/or requirements used with a process.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Process Standards Description
Textual description of the criteria, standards, and/or requirements used with a process.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Recognized By
Agent that acknowledges the validity of the credential, learning opportunity of assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Region
Entity that describes the longitude, latitude and other location details of an area.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Regulated By
Quality assurance organization that enforces the legal requirements of the credential, learning resource or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Requires
Requirement or set of requirements for this credential, learning opportunity, or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Scoring Method Description
Textual description of the method used to score the assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Scoring Method Example
Webpage or online document providing an example of the method or tool used to score the assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Scoring Method Example Description
Textual example of the method or tool used to score the assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Scoring Method Type
Type of method used to score the assessment; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Subject
Words or brief phrases describing the topicality of the entity; select subject terms from an existing enumeration of such terms.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Target Assessment
Assessment that provides direct, indirect, formative or summative evaluation or estimation of the nature, ability, or quality for an entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Target Learning Resource
Learning object or resource that is used as part of an learning activity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Target Pathway
Pathway in which this resource is a potential component.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Version Identifier
Alphanumeric identifier of the version of the credential that is unique within the organizational context of its owner.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Learning Opportunity Profile

Entity describing an educational or training opportunity.

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.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Subject Webpage
The webpage that describes this entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a resource recognizes it in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving the resource).
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Online or Physical Location
Link to and/or description of where the learning opportunity can be participated in.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Owned or Offered By
The organization that owns and/or offers the learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Teaches
Competency that the learning opportunity is intended to teach.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Learning Method Type
Types of methods used to conduct the learning opportunity; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Delivery Type Description
Detailed description of the delivery type of an assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Credit Information
Information about the credit units or hours for this Learning Opportunity.
Current Policy

The Credit Information properties are recommended benchmark when a Learning Opportunity Profile is connected to any of the following classes:

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Accredited By
Quality assurance organization that provides official authorization to, or approval of, a credential, organization, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Advanced Standing From
Credential that has its time or cost reduced by another credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Approved By
Organization that pronounces favorable judgment for this credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Audience Type
The type of credential seeker for whom the entity is applicable; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Coded Notation
Set of alpha-numeric symbols that uniquely identifies an item and supports its discovery and use.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Common Costs
Set of costs maintained at an organizational or sub-organizational level, which apply to this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Corequisite
Credentials that must be pursued concurrently.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Credit Value
A credit-related value.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Date Effective
Effective date of the content of a credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Estimated Cost
Estimated cost of a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Estimated Duration
Estimated time it will take to complete a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Financial Assistance
Entity that describes financial assistance for which this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity qualifies.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Has Part
Indicates a separately identifiable and independently useful component of the entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Instructional Program Type
Type of instructional program; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Is Part Of
Indicates another entity of which this entity is a component.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Preparation For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity provides preparation for the credential, assessment, or learning opportunity being referenced.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Keyword
Keyword or key phrase describing relevant aspects of an entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Occupation Type
Type of occupation; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Offered In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale where the credential, learning resource or assessment is offered.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Preparation From
Another credential, learning opportunity or assessment that provides preparation for this credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Recognized By
Agent that acknowledges the validity of the credential, learning opportunity of assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Region
Entity that describes the longitude, latitude and other location details of an area.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Regulated By
Quality assurance organization that enforces the legal requirements of the credential, learning resource or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Requires
Requirement or set of requirements for this credential, learning opportunity, or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Subject
Words or brief phrases describing the topicality of the entity; select subject terms from an existing enumeration of such terms.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Target Assessment
Assessment that provides direct, indirect, formative or summative evaluation or estimation of the nature, ability, or quality for an entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Target Learning Opportunity
Learning opportunity that is the focus of a condition, process or another learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Target Learning Resource
Learning object or resource that is used as part of an learning activity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Target Pathway
Pathway in which this resource is a potential component.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Version Identifier
Alphanumeric identifier of the version of the credential that is unique within the organizational context of its owner.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Credit Information
Information about the credit units or hours for this Learning Opportunity.
Current Policy

The Credit Information properties are optional when a Learning Opportunity Profile is not connected to any of the following classes:

Condition Manifest

Set of constraints, prerequisites, entry conditions, or requirements maintained at the organizational and/or sub-organizational level.

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.

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

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Requires
Requirement or set of requirements for this credential, learning opportunity, or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Corequisite
Credentials that must be pursued concurrently.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

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

Cost Manifest

Entity that describes a set of costs maintained at, and applicable across the organizational and/or sub-organizational level.

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.

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

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

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

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability

Condition Profile

Entity describing a constraint, prerequisite, entry condition, or requirement.

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.

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

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Submission Of
Artifact to be submitted such as a transcript, portfolio, or an affidavit.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Condition
Single constraint, prerequisite, entry condition, requirement, or cost.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Subject Webpage
The webpage that describes this entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
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
Always Applicable
Asserted By
Agent making a statement based on fact or belief.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Audience Type
The type of credential seeker for whom the entity is applicable; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Common Costs
Set of costs maintained at an organizational or sub-organizational level, which apply to this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Credit Unit Type Description
Detailed description of credit unit type.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Credit Value
A credit-related value.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Date Effective
Effective date of the content of a credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Estimated Cost
Estimated cost of a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Experience
Amount and nature of required work, experiential learning or other relevant experience.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Minimum Age
Minimum allowed age at which a person is eligible for the credential.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Target Task
Task to be completed.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Weight
Measurement of the weight, degree, percent, or strength of a recommendation, requirement, or comparison.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Years of Experience
Years of relevant experience.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Cost Profile

Entity that describes direct costs one would incur if one were to pursue a credential, assessment, learning opportunity, or aspects thereof.

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.

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

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

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

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

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

Credential Alignment Object

Entity describing an affiliation or association between an entity such as a credential, learning opportunity or assessment and another entity in a structured framework such as a concept scheme, enumerated list, or competency framework.

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

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

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

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

Competency Framework

A description of a competency framework as a whole.

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.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a resource recognizes it in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving the resource).
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Name
The name or title of this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Description
A short description of this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Date Created
Date of creation of this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
In Language
The primary language used in or by this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Publisher
An agent responsible for making this resource available.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

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

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Occupation Type
Type of occupation; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Align From
A competency framework or competency from which this competency framework or competency is aligned.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Align To
A competency framework or competency to which this competency framework or competency is aligned.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Author
A person or organization chiefly responsible for the intellectual or artistic content of this competency framework or competency.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Date Modified
The date on which this resource was most recently modified in some way.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Identifier
An alternative URI by which this competency framework or competency is identified.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Local Subject
The text string denoting the subject of the competency framework or competency as designated by the promulgating agency.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Rights Holder
An agent owning or managing rights over this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Table of Contents
A list of sub-units of this competency framework.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Competency

Description of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities.

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.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a resource recognizes it in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving the resource).
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Competency Text
The text of the competency.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
In Language
The primary language used in or by this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Part Of
Competency framework that this competency is a part of.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Date Created
Date of creation of this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Concept Keyword
A word or phrase used by the promulgating agency to refine and differentiate individual resources contextually.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Concept Term
A term drawn from a controlled vocabulary used by the promulgating agency to refine and differentiate individual resources contextually.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Coded Notation
An alphanumeric notation or ID code as defined by the promulgating body to identify this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Competency Category
The textual label identifying the category of the competency as designated by the promulgating body.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Has Child
The referenced resource is lower in some arbitrary hierarchy than this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Child Of
The referenced resource is higher in some arbitrary hierarchy than this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Top Child Of
Indicates that this competency is at the top of some arbitrary hierarchy.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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".
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Weight
An asserted measurement of the weight, degree, percent, or strength of a recommendation, requirement, or comparison.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Ability Embodied
Enduring attributes of the individual that influence performance are embodied either directly or indirectly in this competency.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Align From
A competency framework or competency from which this competency framework or competency is aligned.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Align To
A competency framework or competency to which this competency framework or competency is aligned.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Alternative Coded Notation
An alphanumeric notation or ID code identifying this competency in common use among end-users.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Author
A person or organization chiefly responsible for the intellectual or artistic content of this competency framework or competency.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Comment
Supplemental text provided by the promulgating body that clarifies the nature, scope or use of this competency.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Complexity Level
The expected performance level of a learner or professional as defined by a competency.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Comprised Of
This competency includes, comprehends or encompasses, in whole or in part, the meaning, nature or importance of the referenced competency.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Creator
An entity primarily responsible for making this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Cross-Subject Reference
A relationship between this competency and a competency in a separate competency framework.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Date Modified
The date on which this resource was most recently modified in some way.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Derived From
A third party version of the entity being reference that has been modified in meaning through editing, extension or refinement.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Exact Alignment
The relevant concepts in this competency and the referenced competency are coextensive.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Identifier
An alternative URI by which this competency framework or competency is identified.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Version Of
A related competency of which this competency is a version, edition, or adaptation.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Local Subject
The text string denoting the subject of the competency framework or competency as designated by the promulgating agency.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Major Alignment
Major overlap of relevant concepts between the this competency and the referenced competency.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Minor Alignment
Minor overlap of relevant concepts between this competency and the referenced competency.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Prerequisite Alignment
The referenced resource is a prerequisite to this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Should Index
Indicates whether correlators should or should not assign the competency during correlation.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Skill Embodied
Ability to apply knowledge and use know-how to complete tasks and solve problems including types or categories of developed proficiency or dexterity in mental operations and physical processes is embodied either directly or indirectly in this competency.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Concept Scheme

A controlled vocabulary.

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.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Has Top Concept
Concept of the scheme at the top of a hierarchy of narrower concepts.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Name
The name or title of this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Description
A short description of this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Date Created
Date of creation of this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
In Language
The primary language used in or by this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Publication Status Type
The publication status of the of this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Source
The original competency framework which this resource is based on or derived from.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a resource recognizes it in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving the resource).
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Concept Keyword
A word or phrase used by the promulgating agency to refine and differentiate individual resources contextually.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Concept Term
A term drawn from a controlled vocabulary used by the promulgating agency to refine and differentiate individual resources contextually.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Creator
An entity primarily responsible for making this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Date Copyrighted
Date of a statement of copyright for this resource, such as ©2017.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Date Modified
The date on which this resource was most recently modified in some way.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
License
A legal document giving official permission to do something with this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Publisher
An agent responsible for making this resource available.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Publisher Name
Name of an agent responsible for making this resource available.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Rights
Information about rights held in and over this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Rights Holder
An agent owning or managing rights over this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability

Concept

Term in a controlled vocabulary.

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.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
In Scheme
Concept scheme to which this concept belongs.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Preferred Label
Preferred language-tagged label representing this concept.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
CTID
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a resource recognizes it in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving the resource).
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Recommended Benchmark

These terms are not required, but is a best practice to include them in order to improve transparency and connections.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
Alternative Label
Non-preferred label for the concept used to relate a concept synonym to the preferred label.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Broad Match
Assertion indicates that the referenced concept is broader in some way than this concept.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Broader
Concept that is broader in some way than this concept.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Change Note
Text describing a significant change to the concept.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Close Match
Assertion indicates that two concepts are sufficiently similar that they can be used interchangeably.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Definition
Supplies a complete explanation of the intended meaning of a concept.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Exact Match
Indicates semantic similarity denoting an even higher degree of closeness than skos:closeMatch.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Hidden Label
Label not intended for public presentation but to assist applications in disambiguating searcher intent - e.g., hidden labels can be used for common misspelling or a colloquial expression.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Narrow Match
Assertion indicates that the referenced concept is narrower in some way than this concept.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Narrower
Concept that is narrower in some way than this concept.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Notation
Alphanumeric notation or ID code as defined by the promulgating body to identify this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Note
Annotations to the concept for purposes of general documentation.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Related
Assertion indicating an associative, non-hierarchical relationship between the two concepts where neither is broader nor narrower than the other.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Top Concept Of
Concept scheme for which this concept is a top node in a hierarchy of concepts.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Optional

These terms are also available, but may only be useful in some circumstances.

Data
CTDL Term(s)
Status
Applicability
In Language
The primary language used in or by this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

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.

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

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