A snapshot of the current state of the credentialing ecosystem in the United States, highlighting significant trends in the credentialing landscape.

The Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) launched The Competency Project, a center within CSW focused on accelerating the use of competencies as the primary currency within work and learning. The Competency Project’s first State of Credentialing Dashboard describes a credentialing ecosystem that is in the midst of large-scale change, involving hundreds of initiatives launched to make credentials more transparent, connected, equitable, navigable, and competency-based. 

The dashboard was developed after the completion of a qualitative review of the credentialing landscape, which included more than 450 initiatives as well as the Connecting Credentials Action Plan and work plan reports, and news stories. Analysis included coding and analyzing key words to identify the common trends and drivers.