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credentialCategory

Defined in the pending.schema.org extension.
Canonical URL: http://schema.org/credentialCategory

Thing > Property > credentialCategory

The category or type of credential being described, for example "degree”, “certificate”, “badge”, or more specific term.
Values expected to be one of these types
DefinedTerm
Used on these types
EducationalOccupationalCredential

Source

https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues/1779



Examples

Example 1
<h1>HNC Facilities Management</h1>
<p>Higher National qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical
  knowledge that meet the needs of employers. The HNC in Facilities Management
  (SCQF level 7) develops knowledge and skills of the modern Facilities
  Management industry including both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ services, and is aimed
  at those in supervisory and management roles or aspiring managers within the
  wider realm of Facilities Services.</p>
<h2>Mapping to National Occupational Standards</h2>
<ul>
  <li>ASTFM401 Understand facilities management and its place in the organisation</li>
  <li>[etc]</li>
</ul>
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/EducationalOccupationalCredential">
  <h1 itemprop="name">HNC Facilities Management</h1>
  <p itemprop="description">Higher National qualifications provide practical
    skills and theoretical knowledge that meet the needs of employers. The HNC
    in Facilities Management (SCQF level 7) develops knowledge and skills of the
    modern Facilities Management industry including both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’
    services, and is aimed at those in supervisory and management roles or
    aspiring managers within the wider realm of Facilities Services.</p>
  <div itemprop="educationalLevel"
       itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/DefinedTerm">
    <meta itemprop="name" content="SCQF Level 7" />
    <link itemprop="inDefinedTermSet" href="https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/71377.html" />
  </div>
  <div itemprop="credentialCategory"
       itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/DefinedTerm">
    <meta itemprop="name" content="Higher National Certificate" />
    <meta itemprop="termCode" content="HNC" />
  </div>
  <h2>Mapping to National Occupational Standards</h2>
  <ul>
    <li itemprop="competencyRequired"
        itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/DefinedTerm">
      <span itemprop="termCode">ASTFM401</span>
      <span itemprop="name">Understand facilities management and its place in the organisation</span>
      <link itemprop="url" href="https://www.ukstandards.org.uk/PublishedNos/ASTFM401.pdf" />
      <link itemprop="inDefinedTermSet" href="https://www.ukstandards.org.uk/" />
    </li>
    <li>[etc]</li>
  </ul>
</div>
<div  vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="EducationalOccupationalCredential">
  <h1 property="name">HNC Facilities Management</h1>
  <p property="description">Higher National qualifications provide practical
    skills and theoretical knowledge that meet the needs of employers. The HNC
    in Facilities Management (SCQF level 7) develops knowledge and skills of
    the modern Facilities Management industry including both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’
    services, and is aimed at those in supervisory and management roles or
    aspiring managers within the wider realm of Facilities Services.</p>
  <div property="educationalLevel" typeof="DefinedTerm">
    <meta property="name" content="SCQF Level 7" />
    <link property="inDefinedTermSet" href="https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/71377.html" />
  </div>
  <div property="credentialCategory" typeof="DefinedTerm">
    <meta property="name" content="Higher National Certificate" />
    <meta property="termCode" content="HNC" />
  </div>
  <h2>Mapping to National Occupational Standards</h2>
  <ul>
    <li property="competencyRequired" typeof="DefinedTerm">
      <span property="termCode">ASTFM401</span>
      <span property="name">Understand facilities management and its place in the organisation</span>
      <link property="url" href="https://www.ukstandards.org.uk/PublishedNos/ASTFM401.pdf" />
      <link property="inDefinedTermSet" href="https://www.ukstandards.org.uk/" />
    </li>
    <li>[etc]</li>
  </ul>
</div>
<script type="application/ld+json">
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  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "EducationalOccupationalCredential",
  "name" : "HNC Facilities Management",
  "description" : "Higher National qualifications provide practical
  skills and theoretical knowledge that meet the needs of employers. The HNC
  in Facilities Management (SCQF level 7) develops knowledge and skills of
  the modern Facilities Management industry including both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’
  services, and is aimed at those in supervisory and management roles or
  aspiring managers within the wider realm of Facilities Services.",
  "educationalLevel" : {
    "@type": "DefinedTerm",
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  },
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    "termCode": "ASTFM401",
    "name": "Understand facilities management and its place in the organisation",
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  }
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Example 2
<h1>Certified Safety Professional</h1>
<p>Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) are persons
  who perform at least 50% of professional level safety duties, including
  making worksite assessments to determine risks, assessing potential hazards
  and controls, evaluating risks and hazard control measures, investigating
  incidents, maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records, and
  preparing emergency response plans.</p>
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/EducationalOccupationalCredential">
<h1 itemprop="name">Certified Safety Professional</h1>
<link itemprop="url" href="https://www.bcsp.org/CSP" />
<p itemprop="description">Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) are persons
  who perform at least 50% of professional level safety duties, including
  making worksite assessments to determine risks, assessing potential hazards
  and controls, evaluating risks and hazard control measures, investigating
  incidents, maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records, and
  preparing emergency response plans.</p>
  <div itemprop="credentialCategory"
       itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/DefinedTerm">
    <meta itemprop="name" content="Certification" />
    <link itemprop="url" href="http://purl.org/ctdl/terms/Certification" />
    <div itemprop="inDefinedTermSet" itemscope
         itemtype="http://schema.org/DefinedTermSet">
      <meta itemprop="name" content="Credential Transparency Description Language"/>
      <link itemprop="url" content="http://purl.org/ctdl/terms/" />
    </div>
  </div>
  <link itemprop="additionalType" href="http://purl.org/ctdl/terms/Certification">
</div>
<div vocab="http://schema.org/"
     typeof="EducationalOccupationalCredential http://purl.org/ctdl/terms/Certification">
<h1 property="name">Certified Safety Professional</h1>
<link property="url" href="https://www.bcsp.org/CSP" />
<p property="description">Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) are persons
  who perform at least 50% of professional level safety duties, including
  making worksite assessments to determine risks, assessing potential hazards
  and controls, evaluating risks and hazard control measures, investigating
  incidents, maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records, and
  preparing emergency response plans.</p>
  <div property="credentialCategory" typeof="DefinedTerm"
       resource="http://purl.org/ctdl/terms/Certification" />
    <meta property="name" content="Certification" />
    <div property="inDefinedTermSet" typeof="http://schema.org/DefinedTermSet"
         resource="http://purl.org/ctdl/terms/">
      <meta property="name" content="Credential Transparency Description Language"/>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
<script type="application/ld+json">
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  "@type": ["EducationalOccupationalCredential","http://purl.org/ctdl/terms/Certification"],
  "name": "Certified Safety Professional",
  "url": "https://www.bcsp.org/CSP",
  "description": "Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) are persons
  who perform at least 50% of professional level safety duties, including
  making worksite assessments to determine risks, assessing potential hazards
  and controls, evaluating risks and hazard control measures, investigating
  incidents, maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records, and
  preparing emergency response plans.",
  "credentialCategory" : {
    "@type": "DefinedTerm",
    "@id": "http://purl.org/ctdl/terms/Certification",
    "name": "Certification",
    "inDefinedTermSet" : {
       "@type": "DefinedTermSet",
       "@id": "http://purl.org/ctdl/terms/",
       "name": "Credential Transparency Description Language"
    }
  }
}
</script>

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