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    Credential Engine Registry Policies

    Minimum Data Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Policy Changes

    10/15/2018

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

    3/9/2018

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

    11/16/2017

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

    Definitions

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

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

    Credential Organization Information

    Required

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

    Required if Available

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

    Optional

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

    QA Credential Organization Information

    Required

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

    Required if Available

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

    Optional

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

    Credential Information

    Required

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

    Required if Available

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

    Optional

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

    Assessment Profile Information

    Required

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

    Required if Available

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

    Optional

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

    Learning Opportunity Profile Information

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

    Required

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

    Required if Available

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

    Optional

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

    Condition Manifest Information

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

    Required

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

    Required if Available

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

    Optional

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

    Condition Profile Information

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

    Required

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

    Required if Available

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

    Optional

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

    Cost Manifest Information

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

    Required

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

    Required if Available

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

    Cost Profile Information

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

    Required

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

    Required if Available

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

    Optional

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

    Credential Alignment Object Information

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

    Required if Available

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

    Optional

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

    Competency Framework Information

    A Competency Framework describes a structured hierarchy of competencies.

    Required

    Status
    Data
    CTDL Term(s)
    Description
    Pending Change
    Name
    The name or title of this competency framework.
    Pending Change
    Description
    A short description of this competency framework.
    Pending Change
    CTID
    CTID
    Pending Change
    Date Created
    Date of creation of this competency framework or competency.
    Pending Change
    In Language
    The primary language used in or by this competency framework or competency.
    Pending Change
    Creator/Author
    The organization responsible for creating this Competency Framework.

    Required if Available

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

    Optional

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

    Competency Statement Information

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

    Required

    Status
    Data
    CTDL Term(s)
    Description
    Pending Change
    CTID
    CTID
    Pending Change
    Competency Text
    The text of the competency.
    Pending Change
    Date Created
    Date of creation of this competency framework or competency.
    Pending Change
    In Language
    The primary language used in or by this competency framework or competency.
    Pending Change
    Is Part Of
    Competency framework that this competency is a part of.
    Pending Change
    Creator
    Entity primarily responsible for making this Competency.

    Required if Available

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

    Optional

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

    Currency Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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