Digital Credentials Consortium (DCC)

Last Updated: 03/14/2024

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The Digital Credentials Consortium (DCC)is a membership organization, founded in 2018, as a collaboration among universities aimed at establishing an open infrastructure for digital credentials. Its primary objective is to enable learners to share their academic credentials securely and easily across institutions and employers. The consortium focuses on developing standards, protocols, and tools to ensure the interoperability and trustworthiness of digital credentials.

The DCC issued a white paper: "Building the digital credential infrastructure for the future,” providing a framework for the consortium and members.

Projects and initiatives of the consortium include:

  • VerifierPlus – Allows verification of credentials to be shared and accessed among users

Founding members of DCC include:

  • Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
  • Harvard University (USA)
  • Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam (Germany)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
  • McMaster University (Canada)
  • Tecnologico De Monterrey (Mexico)
  • TU Munich (Germany)
  • UC Berkeley (USA)
  • UC Irvine (USA)
  • University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
  • University of Toronto (Canada)


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