The Public Portal offers a flexible way for third parties such as employers, potential employers, or governing bodies to verify a candidate’s credential, exam, badge, or testing status. No longer will your customer support team be inundated with calls to verify a candidate’s credential, as the Public Portal offers a variety of ways to share this information to third parties.
Certification, Exam, and Badge Verification
Verification can occur in several different ways. First, testing programs can opt to provide e-Certificate and printed fulfillment to candidates who earn a credential. As part of e-certification, programs can elect to have unique verification code printed on these fulfillment items along with a URL for verification the authenticity of the credential. When an employer or licensing body reviews a certificate, whether printed or digital, they can access the URL and enter the verification code to ensure that the candidate was indeed awarded the credential. To learn more about eCertificates within CertMetrics, visit our Add On Modules page and review the eCertificates module.
A similar process is also available to verify a candidate’s score on an exam through entering the exam registration ID to verify the candidate and grade on the exam using a score report within CertMetrics. To utilize this feature, programs utilize the Scoring Module; please see the Add On Modules page to learn more about what we can offer your program.
The Public Portal also supports badge verification for programs that issue badges through CertMetrics. Third-parties viewing a badge may click on the badge to verify its authenticity and get additional information regarding the badge purpose, its active period, and requirements a candidate had to meet to obtain the badge.
In the summer of 2018, Alpine will be releasing a Candidate Directory feature to provide a secure, public-facing directory that public users can utilize to search for candidates based on test sponsor defined criteria such as candidate name, geography, or credential. The directory will the provide a list of all candidates who meet the search requirements and who have opted-in to share their information in the directory. A public user can then select on a candidate to view their profile and their current status among active credential, standings, passed exam, and other requirements like training course information held within CertMetrics to the testing program.
The test sponsor will initially define which fields are searchable and what information displayed including candidate profile information, credentials, standings, passed exams and other requirements. After opting in, candidates will be able to further refine this information by selecting which profile fields to display as well as selecting which credentials, standings, passed exams and other requirements to share from among those they actively hold and were listed as sharable by the test sponsor. This information for a candidate will be available for as long as they remain opted in and have at least one active shared item.
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Did You Know?
The U.S. Department of Justice has published proposed amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act. These changes could have a direct impact on the credentialing and assessment industry. The proposed changes can be found at www.ada.gov.