•Methods for the definition and structuring of certifications or licences (“credentials”)
represented as comprehensive and validated hierarchies of arbitrary criteria such as
eligibility rules, qualifications, knowledge, skills, competencies, academic or workplace
achievements, and professional examinations,
•Submission by an individual of a portfolio of evidence attesting to eligibility and prior
achievement and learning in qualification for a credential and, subsequently,
demonstrating that the individual meets predetermined and standardised criteria,
•Documents, testimony, interviews, test results, simulations, demonstrations (in the form
of audio, video, photocopy, text files) acceptable as evidence for assessments,
•Consistent, transparent, and verifiable assessment process conducted according to
legally defensible and psychometrically unbiased methods and standards for
personnel certification and licensing,
•Automated evidence-criteria cross-referencing and credential completion tracking,
•Capabilities for managing multilingual users and users with disabilities, and
•Automated management reports for compliance and administrative functions.
•Optimised assessment cycles increase the capacity to manage larger volumes and to
improve the completion rates for participants in the credentialing process;
•Legally defensible and psychometrically unbiased methods and standards supported for
definition and assessment of credentials increase their perceived value and market
acceptance by potential candidates, employer organisations, the general public,
educational institutions, and governments; and
•Integrated verification processes enabling compliance and reducing risk of fraud.
Certification is a voluntary process wherein an awarding body verifies that an individual meets predetermined and standardised criteria and thereby awards time-limited recognition and use of a credential. Licensure is a mandatory process wherein a governmental body verifies that an individual meets predetermined and standardised criteria and thereby awards a time-limited licence to engage in an occupation under legal title protection. View other PaperFree® solutions.