The credential marketplace in the United States is booming, offering as many as 5,000 industry certifications, according to some estimates. But what constitutes a high-quality industry certification?

This brief identifies four elements that are needed to create certifications that are well-designed and that lead to valuable outcomes for job seekers and employers. The project, supported by the Lumina Foundation, was guided by the Rutgers Education & Employment Research Center’s non-degree credential quality framework.

This project is supported by Lumina Foundation.

Identifying High Quality Industry Certifications

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