National Student Clearinghouse and Paradigm, Inc. to Provide Students and Institutions a Secure, Portable, Certified eDiploma
Organizations Align to Fight Credential Fraud, an Estimated $2 Billion Worldwide Market
The National Student Clearinghouse® and Paradigm, Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va., announced today a strategic alliance to provide students the CeDiploma® — a digitally signed electronic diploma, which is validated at the domains of universities and colleges. The CeDiploma provides students, institutions and employers credentials in a secure, portable and verifiable format.
“Paradigm partners with the issuing institutions, universities, colleges, certifying boards, etc., to produce the exact digital version of the paper original,” said Christopher Jackson, CEO of Paradigm, Inc. “Each CeCredential allows anyone to quickly obtain real-time proof of education from the issuing institution. With other eDiploma solutions, validation is almost always issued by a vendor. We feel only the issuing institution can validate its own credentials and provide the necessary confidence in a global market place. This is one of the corner stones of the CeDiploma.”
“The Paradigm CeDiploma is the ultimate solution for the portability of one of the most important academic artifacts in life,” said Rick Torres, CEO and president of the National Student Clearinghouse. “The National Student Clearinghouse is excited to welcome the CeDiploma to the family of digital certifications that students will be able to order from the Clearinghouse, during the 2018-19 academic year.”
Credentials are a currency, which explains why credential fraud is now estimated to be a $2 billion worldwide market. Furthermore, diploma mills have given way to sensational news headlines of fraud and deception. The paper credential when used for transactions to obtain a job or a visa needs a 21st Century solution. The solution is a secure, digital credential that can be validated real-time by the credentialing institution.
“The National Student Clearinghouse is excited to welcome the CeDiploma to the family of digital certifications that students will be able to order from the Clearinghouse, during the 2018-19 academic year.”
CEO and President, National Student Clearinghouse