"People deserve a system that will help them get higher up the ladder of opportunity, with credentials that have value and lead directly to jobs or further education. The registry offers an exciting solution toward this goal."
- Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation

Advisory Groups

Credential Engine is guided by five advisory groups representing the higher education, business, certification and licensure, quality assurance, and technical communities. These advisory groups provide guidance and expertise on innovation in credentialing, and serve as champions for responsible credential innovation and transparency.
Higher Education Advisory Group
  • Provides expertise and advice on current college and university credentialing policies, practices, and processes.
  • Provides guidance on innovation in credentialing.
  • Serves as champion for responsible credential innovation and transparency.
  • Coordinates messaging with other advisory groups to Credential Engine.
Business Advisory Group
  • Provides guidance on innovation and transparency in credentialing, particularly as it impacts employers.
  • Serves as a sounding board for cutting-edge policies, practices, and processes in credential creation and keeps the Board and staff apprised of trends and challenges in the employer community.
  • Serves as champion for responsible credential innovation and transparency.
  • Coordinates messaging with other advisory groups to Credential Engine.
Certification and Licensure Advisory Group
  • Provides expertise and advice on current certification and licensure policies, practices, and processes and its effect on the workforce.
  • Provides guidance on innovation in credentialing, including latest advances in technology to support credentialing (e.g., software, platforms, databases) and cutting-edge policies, practices and processes in the creation of quality and market valued certification and licenses.
  • Serves as champion for responsible credential innovation and transparency.
  • Coordinates messaging with other advisory groups to Credential Engine.
Quality Assurance Advisory Group
  • Provides expertise and advice on the role of the quality assurance bodies in assisting stakeholders such as government, educational system, consumers, and the public to make determinations about quality and market value of credentials.
  • Provides guidance on innovation in credentialing including acting as a resource regarding the trends and issues related to new and evolving credentials and the challenges these types of credentials create in evaluating quality and market value.
  • Serves as champion for responsible credential innovation and transparency.
  • Coordinates messaging with other advisory groups to Credential Engine.
Technical Advisory Group
  • Content experts from the major types of credentialing organizations (e.g., universities, colleges, certification organizations) and market segments (e.g., manufacturing, healthcare) in the credentialing marketplace. For the Competency Subcommittee, these content experts have experience in developing and using the full range of competency information from different information models and formats. They also represent related domains.
  • Web Technology and Data System Experts have experience in the application of Linked Data principles in the credentialing and related domains.