Credential Engine Registry Policies

Approved by the Credential Engine Board of Directors and effective on September 15, 2017
Last Updated on 6/24/2022

Minimum Data Policy

This Credential Minimum Data Policy defines the requirements for publishing to the Credential Registry. Use the Benchmark Models to improve transparency of information beyond this 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 will continually be developed following the Credential Engine Namespace Policy and Significant Managed CTDL Specification Updates Process. 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".

Use the buttons along the bottom of this page to filter the policy data displayed below.
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Once you have filtered the data to the terms you are interested in, you can download that information as JSON or CSV using the buttons on the bottom-right.

Organization

An entity such as an association, company, corporation, club, co-operative, labor union etc.

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
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
Administration Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, assessment, organization, or aspects of it, are administered.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Appeal Process
Formal process for objecting to decisions of the organization regarding credentials, assessments or processes.
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
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
Life Cycle Status Type
Type of state of the resource in terms of its stage in a life cycle; select from an enumeration of such types.
Pending 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
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
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
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
Has 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
Identifier
Alphanumeric token that identifies this resource and information about the token's originating context or scheme.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
In Demand Action
Assertion by an agent that this resource has a specific workforce demand level.
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
Resource 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
Revokes
Credential type that can be invalidated or retracted by the awarding agent.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Same As
Another source of information about 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
Superseded By
Resource that replaces this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Supersedes
Resource that this resource replaces.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Transfer Value Statement
Webpage or online document that defines or explains the nature of transfer value handled by the organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Transfer Value Statement Description
Description of the nature of transfer value handled by the organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

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
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
Administration Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, assessment, organization, or aspects of it, are administered.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Appeal Process
Formal process for objecting to decisions of the organization regarding credentials, assessments or processes.
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
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
Life Cycle Status Type
Type of state of the resource in terms of its stage in a life cycle; select from an enumeration of such types.
Pending 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
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
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
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
Has 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
Identifier
Alphanumeric token that identifies this resource and information about the token's originating context or scheme.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
In Demand Action
Assertion by an agent that this resource has a specific workforce demand level.
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
NCES ID
Identifier comprised of a 12 digit code issued by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for educational institutions where the first 7 digits are the NCES District ID.
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
Resource 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
Revokes
Credential type that can be invalidated or retracted by the awarding agent.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Same As
Another source of information about 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
Superseded By
Resource that replaces this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Supersedes
Resource that this resource replaces.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Transfer Value Statement
Webpage or online document that defines or explains the nature of transfer value handled by the organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Transfer Value Statement Description
Description of the nature of transfer value handled by the 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
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
Administration Process
Entity describing the process by which a credential, assessment, organization, or aspects of it, are administered.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Appeal Process
Formal process for objecting to decisions of the organization regarding credentials, assessments or processes.
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
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
Life Cycle Status Type
Type of state of the resource in terms of its stage in a life cycle; select from an enumeration of such types.
Pending 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
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
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
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
Has 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
Identifier
Alphanumeric token that identifies this resource and information about the token's originating context or scheme.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
In Demand Action
Assertion by an agent that this resource has a specific workforce demand level.
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
Resource 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
Revokes
Credential type that can be invalidated or retracted by the awarding agent.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Same As
Another source of information about 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
Superseded By
Resource that replaces this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Supersedes
Resource that this resource replaces.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Transfer Value Statement
Webpage or online document that defines or explains the nature of transfer value handled by the organization.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Transfer Value Statement Description
Description of the nature of transfer value handled by the 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
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 this resource's content.
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 resource.
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
Image
Image, icon or logo that represents the entity including registered trade or service marks.
Current Policy

This property is recommended benchmark for 3 of the 22 subclasses of Credential:

Financial Assistance
Entity that describes financial assistance for which this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity qualifies.
Current Policy
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
Holders
Entity describing the number and characteristics of credentialed individuals and their geographic location.
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
Earnings
Entity describing aggregate credential holder earnings data.
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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 subclasses of Credential:

Revocation Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is revoked.
Current Policy

This property is recommended benchmark for 2 of the 22 subclasses of Credential:

Maintenance Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is maintained including review and updating.
Current Policy

This property is recommended benchmark for 2 of the 22 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
Aggregate Data
Statistical information about the resource.
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 audience for which the resource is applicable, intended, or useful; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Broad Alignment
Item that covers all of the relevant concepts in the item being described as well as additional relevant concepts.
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
Exact Alignment
Relevant concepts in two entities being compared are coextensive.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Expiration Date
Date beyond which the resource is no longer offered or available.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Has Proxy
Indicates a resource that acts as a stand-in for the resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Identifier
Alphanumeric token that identifies this resource and information about the token's originating context or scheme.
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
Is Non-Credit
Resource carries or confers no official academic credit according to the provider of the resource.
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
Major Alignment
Major overlap of relevant concepts between the two resources being compared.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Minor Alignment
Minor overlap of relevant concepts between the two credentials being compared.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
NAICS
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code of an organization or business person.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Always Applicable
Next Version
Version of the resource that immediately follows this version.
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 resource that immediately precedes this version.
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 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 resource.
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
Revoked In
Region or political jurisdiction such as a state, province or locale in which the credential can be revoked.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Same As
Another source of information about the entity being described.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Superseded By
Resource that replaces this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Supersedes
Resource that this resource replaces.
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
Image
Image, icon or logo that represents the entity including registered trade or service marks.
Current Policy
Financial Assistance
Entity that describes financial assistance for which this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity qualifies.
Current Policy
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
Holders
Entity describing the number and characteristics of credentialed individuals and their geographic location.
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
Earnings
Entity describing aggregate credential holder earnings data.
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
Revocation Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is revoked.
Current Policy
Maintenance Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is maintained including review and updating.
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
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
Life Cycle Status Type
Type of state of the resource in terms of its stage in a life cycle; select from an enumeration of such types.
Pending 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
Credit Value
A credit-related value.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Assesses
Competency evaluated through the assessment.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Date Effective
Effective date of this resource's content.
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
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
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
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
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Financial Assistance
Entity that describes financial assistance for which this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity qualifies.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Requires
Requirement or set of requirements for this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
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
Preparation From
Another credential, learning opportunity or assessment that provides preparation for this credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
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
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 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
External Quality Assurance
Assessments 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
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 Method Description
Description of the methods used to conduct 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 audience for which the resource is applicable, intended, or useful; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
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 Unit Type Description
Detailed description of credit unit type.
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
Expiration Date
Date beyond which the resource is no longer offered or available.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
External Research
Research that supports or validates one or more aspects of the entity.
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
Has Offering
Indicates an offering and typical schedule.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Has Proxy
Indicates a resource that acts as a stand-in for the resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Identifier
Alphanumeric token that identifies this resource and information about the token's originating context or scheme.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Instructional Program Type
Type of instructional program; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Non-Credit
Resource carries or confers no official academic credit according to the provider of the resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Proctored
Whether or not the assessment is supervised or monitored by an agent.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Learning Method Description
Description of the methods used to conduct learning.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Maintenance Process
Entity describing the process by which the credential is maintained including review and updating.
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
Offer Frequency Type
Type of frequency at which a resource is offered; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
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 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
Same As
Another source of information about the entity being described.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Schedule Frequency Type
Type of frequency indicating the cadence at which events associated with a resource typically occur; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Schedule Timing Type
Type of time at which events typically occur; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
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
Superseded By
Resource that replaces this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Supersedes
Resource that this resource replaces.
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
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
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
Life Cycle Status Type
Type of state of the resource in terms of its stage in a life cycle; select from an enumeration of such types.
Pending 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
Credit Value
A credit-related value.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
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
Date Effective
Effective date of this resource's content.
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
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
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
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
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Financial Assistance
Entity that describes financial assistance for which this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity qualifies.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Requires
Requirement or set of requirements for this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
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
Preparation From
Another credential, learning opportunity or assessment that provides preparation for this credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
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
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 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
External Quality Assurance
Learning Opportunities 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
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
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 Method Description
Description of the methods used to conduct assessment.
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
Audience Type
The type of audience for which the resource is applicable, intended, or useful; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Coded Notation
Set of alpha-numeric symbols as defined by the body responsible for this resource that uniquely identifies this resource 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 Unit Type Description
Detailed description of credit unit type.
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
Expiration Date
Date beyond which the resource is no longer offered or available.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Has Offering
Indicates an offering and typical schedule.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Has Part
Indicates a separately identifiable and independently useful component of the entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Has Proxy
Indicates a resource that acts as a stand-in for the resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Identifier
Alphanumeric token that identifies this resource and information about the token's originating context or scheme.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Instructional Program Type
Type of instructional program; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Member Of
Collection to which this resource belongs.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Non-Credit
Resource carries or confers no official academic credit according to the provider of the resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Part Of
Indicates another entity of which this entity is a component.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Learning Method Description
Description of the methods used to conduct learning.
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
Offer Frequency Type
Type of frequency at which a resource is offered; 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
Same As
Another source of information about the entity being described.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Schedule Frequency Type
Type of frequency indicating the cadence at which events associated with a resource typically occur; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Schedule Timing Type
Type of time at which events typically occur; 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
Superseded By
Resource that replaces this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Supersedes
Resource that this resource replaces.
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
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 Program

Set of learning opportunities that leads to an outcome, usually a credential like a degree or certificate.

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
Life Cycle Status Type
Type of state of the resource in terms of its stage in a life cycle; select from an enumeration of such types.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Subject Webpage
Webpage that describes this entity.
Pending 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).
Pending 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.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Online or Physical Location
Link to and/or description of where the learning opportunity can be participated in.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Owned or Offered By
The organization that owns and/or offers the learning opportunity.
Pending 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.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Learning Method Type
Types of methods used to conduct the learning opportunity; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Pending 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.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Delivery Type Description
Detailed description of the delivery type of an assessment or learning opportunity.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Date Effective
Effective date of this resource's content.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Keyword
Keyword or key phrase describing relevant aspects of an entity.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Occupation Type
Type of occupation; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Pending 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.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Estimated Cost
Estimated cost of a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Estimated Duration
Estimated time it will take to complete a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Financial Assistance
Entity that describes financial assistance for which this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity qualifies.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Requires
Requirement or set of requirements for this resource.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Advanced Standing From
Credential that has its time or cost reduced by another credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Preparation From
Another credential, learning opportunity or assessment that provides preparation for this credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Pending 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.
Pending 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.
Pending 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.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Is Preparation For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity provides preparation for the credential, assessment, or learning opportunity being referenced.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
External Quality Assurance
Learning Opportunities can identify the external quality assurance (e.g., accreditation, approval, or recognition) that are issued.
Pending 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
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
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 Method Description
Description of the methods used to conduct assessment.
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
Audience Type
The type of audience for which the resource is applicable, intended, or useful; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Coded Notation
Set of alpha-numeric symbols as defined by the body responsible for this resource that uniquely identifies this resource 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 Unit Type Description
Detailed description of credit unit type.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Credit Value
A credit-related value.
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
Expiration Date
Date beyond which the resource is no longer offered or available.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Has Offering
Indicates an offering and typical schedule.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Has Part
Indicates a separately identifiable and independently useful component of the entity.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Has Proxy
Indicates a resource that acts as a stand-in for the resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Identifier
Alphanumeric token that identifies this resource and information about the token's originating context or scheme.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Instructional Program Type
Type of instructional program; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Member Of
Collection to which this resource belongs.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Non-Credit
Resource carries or confers no official academic credit according to the provider of the resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Is Part Of
Indicates another entity of which this entity is a component.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Learning Method Description
Description of the methods used to conduct learning.
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
Offer Frequency Type
Type of frequency at which a resource is offered; 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
Same As
Another source of information about the entity being described.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Schedule Frequency Type
Type of frequency indicating the cadence at which events associated with a resource typically occur; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Schedule Timing Type
Type of time at which events typically occur; 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
Superseded By
Resource that replaces this resource.
Current Policy
Always Applicable
Supersedes
Resource that this resource replaces.
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
Version Identifier
Alphanumeric identifier of the version of the credential that is unique within the organizational context of its owner.
Current Policy
Always Applicable

Course

Single structured sequence of one or more educational activities that aims to develop a prescribed set of competencies of learners.

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
Life Cycle Status Type
Type of state of the resource in terms of its stage in a life cycle; select from an enumeration of such types.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Name
Name or title of the resource.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Description
Statement, characterization or account of the entity.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Subject Webpage
Webpage that describes this entity.
Pending 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).
Pending 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.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Online or Physical Location
Link to and/or description of where the learning opportunity can be participated in.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Owned or Offered By
The organization that owns and/or offers the learning opportunity.
Pending 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.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Learning Method Type
Types of methods used to conduct the learning opportunity; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Pending 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.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Delivery Type Description
Detailed description of the delivery type of an assessment or learning opportunity.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Date Effective
Effective date of this resource's content.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Keyword
Keyword or key phrase describing relevant aspects of an entity.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Occupation Type
Type of occupation; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Industry Type
Type of industry; select from an existing enumeration of such types such as the SIC, NAICS, and ISIC classifications.
Pending 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.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Estimated Cost
Estimated cost of a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Estimated Duration
Estimated time it will take to complete a credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Jurisdiction
Geographic or political region in which the credential is formally applicable or an organization has authority to act.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Financial Assistance
Entity that describes financial assistance for which this credential, assessment, or learning opportunity qualifies.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Requires
Requirement or set of requirements for this resource.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Recommends
Recommended credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Advanced Standing From
Credential that has its time or cost reduced by another credential, assessment or learning opportunity.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Preparation From
Another credential, learning opportunity or assessment that provides preparation for this credential, learning opportunity or assessment.
Pending 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.
Pending 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.
Pending 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.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
Is Preparation For
This credential, assessment, or learning opportunity provides preparation for the credential, assessment, or learning opportunity being referenced.
Pending Policy
Always Applicable
External Quality Assurance
Learning Opportunities can identify the external quality assurance (e.g., accreditation, approval, or recognition) that are issued.
Pending 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
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
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 Method Description
Description of the methods used to conduct assessment.
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
Audience Type
The type of audience for which the resource is applicable, intended, or useful; select from an existing enumeration of such types.
Current Policy
Always Applicable