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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Why Is Credential Transparency Valuable?

Job seekers, students and employees have more options than ever to help them get ahead through degrees, licenses, badges and registered apprenticeships – but there has never been an efficient, maintained or widely-understood method to collect, search and compare credentials. With almost 1 million confirmed credentials in the U.S. alone, this lack of information contributes to confusion and uninformed decision making. 

Credential transparency gives those looking for education and training options data to make informed decisions, enables employers to better evaluate a credential’s ability to meet business needs, and allows organizations that assist students, workers, employers, and other stakeholders to provide clearer information about the value of various credentials.