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Digital Credentials


A Portrait of Lifelong Learning Is Now Possible With the Connections We Are Making Together


The 1EdTech community works across K-12, higher education, and corporate education to create microcredentials that show the whole learner at every step of their educational journey, allow for learner-initiated mobility, and can be easily verified. Together, we’re opening new opportunities for skills-based hiring and life-long learner success.


An Open Ecosystem Means Access and Innovation

Digital credentials with open standards from the 1EdTech community are learner-controlled, skills-based, and always interoperable. That helps make lifelong achievements more shareable and secure without custom integrations. Saving you time and resources and accelerating your digital transformation.

The 1EdTech digital credentials workstream includes the Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR Standard™), Open Badges, and Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange® (CASE® ) standards.


Learning happens at every stage of the journey.

A personalized digital record that shows and tells a wide range of valuable experiences and accomplishments related to the context of learning.


The digital way to award accomplishments.

Digital recognition of accomplishments embedded with verifiable and secure metadata.



Frameworks of learning standards and skills linked inside a digital credential.

The fastest way educators and employers know what learning happened and skills demonstrated to earn the achievement.




An Education-to-Employment Ecosystem Means Success for Us All



Everyone Can Organize, Track, and Verify Qualifications From the Start

As employers look to skills-based hiring and more learners question the value of a college education, educators can use microcredentials to connect the skills they teach students to the skills employers need.

The trusted, mobile, and verifiable information included in a microcredential created using Open Badge and CLR standards can help connect learners to future opportunities, identify the skills they still need to gain to get the jobs they want and help employers find the right people for their team.

K-12 and Higher Education

Educators award academic credentials that show progress toward mastery of academic and industry standards aligned with needed workforce skills.

Lifelong Learners

Learners use and arrange their verifiable digital credentials augmented with personal achievements and evidence to apply and qualify for jobs.




Employers save resources by finding and verifying the best candidates with data algorithms. Identify talent based on what people know and can do.


1EdTech Members and Partners Make the Difference

Working together, we transform the education system and align learning to workforce needs. Become part of the solution by joining the collaboration.

The annual Digital Credentials Summit is the event that brings together educators and employers to advance groundbreaking work with digital credentials and workforce partnerships. The Summit takes place annually in February/March.

1EdTech's TrustEd Microcredential Coalition brings together leaders in digital credentials from higher education, edtech suppliers, and K-12 districts to address concerns about the consistency of rigor, variations in data quality, and relevance for purpose in microcredentials.

TrustEd Microcredential Coalition 
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Now more than ever, educators and employers need to work in partnership to prepare learners with the skills they need for the jobs of the future. At UMBC, we are working with the Greater Washington Partnership and the University System of Maryland's Kirwan Center to use digital credentials and the Comprehensive Learner Record to show our students have the skills employers are seeking and to give employers greater insight into the skills our students can bring to their organizations.

We are excited to work with other members of the 1EdTech member community to develop the standards that allow digital credentials to be put into practice now and in the future."

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Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III
President Emeritus
University of Maryland, Baltimore County




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By working collaboratively with the brightest minds in education and technology, we're making an impact on all learners. Join the 1EdTech community today because together, we go forward faster.

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AACRAO and 1EdTech Set the Standard

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers has issued guidance for higher education institutions to adopt the 1EdTech Comprehensive Learner Record standard—and encourages employers to do the same. 

Read the full story. and review AACRAO's Practical Guide for Campus Personnel.




Learn & Work Ecosystem Library Announces New Collaboration with 1EdTech

1EdTech’s collaboration with the Library will enable our members to access a rich trove of reference information to help them work toward a better future by connecting education with career opportunities. Read the press release.

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All Learners Have a Story, Help Them Tell It

1EdTech members are revolutionizing how learners capture their achievements and competencies beyond the traditional transcript to help each student tell their story. Discover our Achievement, Opportunity, and Employment imperative to enable new connections between the world of work and the world of education,

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What’s the Difference Between CLRs, LERs, and Wallets?

There is a lot of talk about microcredentials, Open Badges, digital credentials, LERs, wallets, and CLRs. It is important to know what they are and how they are different, especially if you are creating a skills-based credentialing program to provide value to your learners.
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The 1EdTech standards opened our eyes to the possibilities of providing students with both our traditional and expanded credentials in a manner that would give them agency over them and how and to whom they’re disclosed.

In addition, we recognized the power of standards to enable the provider, the student, and the recipient to use digital tools to send, receive, consume, interpret, and perhaps most importantly, to trust the credentials and the value propositions they represent.

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Mark McConahay
Consultant and Comprehensive Learner Record Coordinator



Prepare for the World Ahead

Digital transformations may seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be with these resources and guidance from the experts. We're here for you.

Comprehensive Learner Record
Student-centered digital learning records are critical for your institution to capture the entirety of a learner's education-to-employment journey. Find resources here to help you get started and grow your CLR initiative.

Open Badges
Thousands of organizations worldwide issue Open Badges, from non-profits to major employers to educational institutions at all levels. You can learn more with our Open Badges and CLR FAQ.

See the results of the Badge Count 2022 Report.

CASE Network 2
A breakthrough resource that provides an efficient and effective single access point for districts, states, and suppliers to ensure the alignment of digital resources to learning standards and other competencies. Learn more about CASE Network 2 hosted by Common Good Learning Tools.

Wellspring Initiative
Wellspring is a multi-year initiative of the 1EdTech Foundation and 1EdTech Consortium that aims to accelerate the adoption of an education-to-work ecosystem based on open technology standards. See the Wellspring Initiative Resources.




1EdTech Certified Products

A product certified by 1EdTech means it's verified and securely transferable to any certified platform—you can count on it.

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Empowering Tomorrow's Learners Starts With an Open Ecosystem

Unlock the unlimited possibilities with 1EdTech's six key workstreams, and help us lead the way to an open, innovative, and trusted educational technology ecosystem. Together, we power learner potential.

TrustEd AppsTM Vetting   |   Learning Platforms, Apps, and Tools

Curriculum Innovation and Teaching Strategies   |   Integrated Assessment

Learning Data and Analytics   |   Digital Credentials


Working with 1EdTech gives us the advantage of an internationally accepted format, for open badges and comprehensive learner records, that can be used across multiple industries and institutions.

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Tracy Korsmo
SLDS Program Manager
North Dakota Information Technology Department

Many of our students are already employed and looking for promotional pathways through their current employers. Being able to assert their job readiness through a verifiable record is what is most meaningful to them.

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Darin Hobbs
Vice President, Academic Records, Credentials & Career
Western Governors University



We have a broad community, from K-12 thru corporate, and we have badging solutions for all of them. Working with 1EdTech allows us to collaborate with all of those audiences and provide a full gamut of solutions.

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Brett Dalton
Head of Educational Services

Companies are not necessarily interested in the grade you received in a course, they are more interested in what you learned and what you can do. A CLR shows that. Through 1EdTech, our platform can easily and safely share information with other platforms, allowing learners to have that information in one place, and more easily move from education to work.

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Carlos Guillermo Elizondo




Territorium, an international edtech company, joined 1EdTech when it moved into the US market, and found a community of like-minded suppliers and educational institutions looking to help learners succeed based on their specific skills.

Through 1EdTech’s Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) standard, it’s easier for Territorium to share data with a variety of technologies to capture all a learner knows and can do, so they can go on to share it with potential employers.

The company is excited to continue collaboration and innovation to discover new possibilities for learners in the future. 

Discover 1EdTech's Comprehensive Learner Record
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