The Role of States in Credential Transparency

This resource from Credential Engine identifies credit transparency as a vital solution to making data on credentials, competencies and occupational skills fully transparent and interoperable. Credential transparency is an online tool allowing anyone to access uniform, trusted and timely information about credentials, competencies, quality, pathways and outcomes. Through credential transparency, learners and workers can access the data they need to make informed decisions about what career and education paths to pursue. Similarly, employers can use credential transparency tools to hire the most qualified workers. This resource identifies roles that the state can play in supporting credential transparency along with examples from states such as Alabama, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Vermont

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February 2021