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cre·den·tial

 (krĭ-dĕn′shəl)
n.
1. That which entitles one to confidence, credit, or authority.
2. credentials Evidence or testimonials concerning one's right to credit, confidence, or authority: The new ambassador presented her credentials to the president.
tr.v. cre·den·tialed, cre·den·tial·ing, cre·den·tials Usage Problem
To supply with credentials: "trained, professional, credentialed child care" (Lee Salk).

[From Medieval Latin crēdentiālis, giving authority, from crēdentia, trust; see credence.]
Usage Note: The use of the participle credentialed to refer to certified teachers and other professionals is well established (She became credentialed through a graduate program at a local college), but its more general use to mean "possessing professional or expert credentials" is still widely considered jargon. The sentence The board heard testimony from a number of credentialed witnesses was unacceptable to 85 percent of the Usage Panel in our 1988 survey and to 59 percent in our 2006 survey, indicating that although resistance to it is lessening, its use is still not broadly accepted.
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Credentialing is important for several reasons; federal, state, or local law may require specific credentials to legally perform some jobs; employers may choose to hire only employees who have certain credentials, or to pay those employees more; credentials may improve an employee's prospects for promotion; credentialed service members demonstrate to prospective civilian employers that their skills are on par with their civilian peers; and civilian credentialing can contribute to military career development and may be accepted for self-development requirements and in performance evaluations.
Credentialing is important for several reasons; federal, state or local law may require specific credentials to legally perform some jobs; employers may choose to hire only employees who have certain credentials, or to pay those employees more; credentials may improve an employee's prospects for promotion; credentialed service members demonstrate to prospective civilian employers that their skills are on par with their civilian peers; and civilian credentialing can contribute to military career development, and may be accepted for self-development requirements and in performance evaluations.
Since both credentials advance professionalism and excellence, I encourage all of my fellow environmental health professionals to become credentialed with the credential most appropriate for your work and responsibilities.
In 1999, the majority of teachers serving deaf and hard of hearing students in the rural northern California areas were not credentialed in the area of Deaf Education.
These standards for accreditation empower the medical staff leadership to act on behalf of the governing body and the community to preserve the quality of patient care provided by credentialed physicians.
The Credentials Sub-Committee shall report at the beginning of each meeting of the House of Delegates the number of credentialed delegates, alternates, and voting members of the Board of Trustees who are registered and shall make a supplementary report at each House of Delegates business session.
Florida child care providers are required to have one credentialed teacher per 20 children at a child care center.
Although the LEAs in Cal Poly Pomona's service area have a critical shortage of credentialed teachers in both general and special education, many of these LEAs do not have the knowledge, skills or time to develop proposals to support career ladder credential candidates.
The reviewers and the physician or licensed professional staff under review should have the same general professional qualifications, be credentialed and licensed to practice (i.
Recognizing the reality of a nationwide teacher shortage, a state panel on Thursday gave California educators with emergency credentials - including 1,300 in Los Angeles Unified - until 2006 to become fully credentialed.
The award is named for the National Register's first executive officer and recognizes excellence in a National Register credentialed psychologist with more than ten years of postdoctoral experience.
Unlike any other year, we were able to fill most of our classrooms with credentialed teachers,'' said Mary Lewis, director of the teacher certification unit for the district.