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Chart a course: 4 steps for developing certification and credentialing exams

Credentialing and certification programs have undergone a wave of rapid adoption, particularly in the age of remote learning. In the United States alone, more than 40 million people held some form of professional license or certification in 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor.  With fewer time and financial commitments than degree programs, credentialing […]

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Trust but verify: How online proctoring enhances credentialing programs

Certifications and other credentialing programs quantify skills in a tangible format. As a result, they have grown as a crucial reference for job candidates and potential employers. But credentialing programs have to do more than fill space on a resume to hold value. Maintaining rigorous exams is vital to their credibility, and online proctoring offers […]

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The future is logging in: Online credentials are here to stay

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we learn. We’re seeing that play out in schools now, as the fall semester gets underway. But the pandemic has also impacted the pursuit of other credentials, such as licenses and certifications.  With unemployment at record levels, many workers are using this time to beef up their skills. […]

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Alternative Credentials Grow with Trust

UPCEA/Pearson Survey Draws Attention to the Challenge Facing Alternative Credentials. “The root of the word ‘credential’ is credence, and the value offered by credibility is only possible when credentials are based on a foundation of solid learning and assessment design, backed by trusted, experienced learning organizations.” -Jim Fong, Director, UPCEA Center for Research and Marketing Strategy […]