Stackable Credentials

[ˈstækˈkeɪbəl krəˈdenʃl̩]

According to the US Department of Labor, a stackable credential is defined as “being part of a sequence of credentials that can be accumulated over time to build up one’s qualifications and help them to move along a career path or up a career ladder to different and potentially higher pay jobs”.

Stackable credentials are individual achievements that are gathered over time in order to improve one’s skill set or employability; with this framework, an individual builds their personal portfolios and collects micro credentials towards larger certifications.

What is included in stackable credentials?

  • Secondary (high) school diploma.
  • College diploma.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Master's degree.
  • PhD or Doctorate degree.
  • Professional school degree (examples include:  law, medicine or teaching)


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Use in a sentence:
You need to acquire stackable credentials.
Stackable Credentials