Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

Credential Engine

CREC proposes to continue its work in counting credentials, but we also seek to generate a more thorough understanding of the accessibility of credentials for Americans by counting the number of credentials by state, examining the types of credentials offered, and better understanding what organizations offer these credentials.  In addition, CREC seeks to conduct preliminary research on certain credential segments to better understand patterns of credentialing in certain key industries, such as information technology, manufacturing, or health care, and better assess how difficult it would be to add this as part of future credential count efforts.  CREC will provide Credential Engine an integrated report that summarizes key findings developed from the project, including the latest total count for specific credential types, a preliminary count of credential providers, as well as more general recommendations for improving future efforts to disaggregate credential counts by type.

Website: https://credentialengine.org/

Project Catalogue

Counting U.S. Secondary and Postsecondary Credentials, Phase III
Start Date: Jan 1970 — End Date: Jan 1970

For the third year, CREC is collaborating with the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy to determine a typology and count of U.S. educational and professional credentials for Credential Engine—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting transparency and literacy in the credential marketplace. Our goal is to identify existing data sources and integrate these into […]