Knowledge Center

Workcred has created these resources to help you better understand and navigate the credentialing system.





How Workcred Can Help You

  Employers and Industry Associations

  Government

  Credentialing Organizations

  Education and Training Providers

Employers and Industry Associations


  • Identify quality credentials that are effective and have market value
  • Understand different types of credentials and their appropriate use
  • Build quality credentialing programs that meet national and international standards
  • Establish transparent career pathways with stackable, competency-based credentials
  • Ensure that credentials are aligned to the current body of knowledge for an occupation
  • Determine the need for new credentials
  • Build capacity to identify and articulate competency needs on an ongoing basis
  • Connect and align with educators, credentialing bodies, and other key players in the credentialing system



Government


  • Identify quality credentials that are effective and have market value
  • Build state and regional industry certification recognition programs that promote quality credentials that have labor market value and support improved employment prospects
  • Identify quality certifications that could be used in licensure
  • Design quality credentialing programs that meet national and international standards
  • Determine the need for new credentials
  • Conduct research related to credentialing
  • Build working relationships with industry, credentialing bodies, and other key players in the credentialing system



Credentialing Organizations


  • Advance the industry of certification and certificates through research and educational activities
  • Raise awareness of the value of quality credentials for employers and workers
  • Build quality credentials that are effective and have market value
  • Define competencies and align assessment tools with learning outcomes
  • Evaluate methods for assessing learning to ensure that competencies have been measured and achieved
  • Create conceptual frameworks for curricula that lead to industry-endorsed programs and validated credentials
  • Build working relationships with educators, industry, and other key players in the credentialing system



Education and Training Providers


  • Strengthen partnerships with industry that increase learning and employment prospects through quality work-based learning opportunities
  • Create conceptual frameworks for curricula that lead to industry-endorsed programs and validated credentials
  • Define competencies and align assessment tools with learning outcomes
  • Evaluate methods for assessing learning to ensure that competencies have been measured and achieved
  • Develop working relationships with credentialing bodies, industry, and other key players in the credentialing system