Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) has embarked on a multi-year initiative to increase the quality and use of competency-based credentials. To lay a foundation for this work, we gathered information about a cross section of promising credentialing efforts.The case studies that appear in the report provide a glimpse of the variety of approaches being undertaken in different industries—by an array of different stakeholders— both in the U.S. and internationally.
Our companion paper, Making a Market for Competency-Based Credentials, explores these factors in more depth. This work is part of our multi-year commitment to advance the use of quality competency-based credentials in the United States. The research, convening, and writing for this work was made possible by a grant from the Surdna Foundation.