How to Get Started

Whether you represent an institution, credential provider or a state-partner, we recommend exploring the following questions before publishing:

  • Does my institution/organization/state store program-level information on offered credentials?
  • How is this information collected, updated and made available to stakeholders (e.g. student information or learning management systems, course catalogues, websites, Eligible Training Provider Lists, etc.)
  • What existing capacity does my institution/organization/state have to manage credential program data?
  • With what strategic initiatives does credential transparency align and how can existing work be leveraged in support of this effort?

When an institution/organization/state is ready to begin publishing credentials to the Registry, NEBHE recommends the following steps:

  1. Have a clear sense of what publishing methodology makes sense for the capacity of the institution/organization/state (manual entry, bulk upload or API).
  2. Review documentation on how to create an institution/organization account with Credential Engine.
  3. Consider how credential information will be maintained to ensure accuracy over time.
  4. Contact NEBHE for more information and technical assistance available through HVCNE.

Guides for New England Institutions

These guides were created to ensure credential information published by New England providers and institutions is standard and comparable across states and sectors.

Publishing Partners






DXtera Institute is a collaborative, consortium-based non-profit aimed at providing technology integration solutions that impact student success. DXtera provides the University and Community College Systems of New Hampshire with technical assistance by extracting credential program data from learning management systems, mapping it to HVCNE’s minimum data policy and publishing to the Registry.






Emsi is a labor market and data analytics company whose research and products enables students and workers to better connect with education and work. Emsi provides technical assistance to the community colleges participating in the Massachusetts pilot. Emsi harvests credential program data from institution websites and maps it to HVCNE’s minimum data policy for institutions to adapt and publish to the Registry.