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Welcome to the Center for Certification & Competency-Based Education (C3Be)

Our Purpose

Established in 2021, C3Be supports responsive learning systems that focus on certification, competency-based, and work-place informed learning and education. We help universities, businesses, and students better meet each other's needs through the use of learning maps, assessments, and community outreach.

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Who We Are

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What We Do

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Who We Serve

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C3Be News

Relational Readiness: What is it? Why does it matter? How do you measure it?

“Ready” means someone is prepared and willing. Relational readiness means that someone is ready for relationships.

C3Be Director Diane DeBacker Reflects on the CBExchange Asia-Pacific Conference

Diane DeBacker, the director of AAI’s Center for Certification & Competency-Based Education (C3Be), participated in the CBExchange Asia-Pacific conference in Singapore, an annual event hosted by the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN).

Participant Reflections from C3Be's Designing for Equity, Justice, and Innovation in Education Pilot Program

C3Be's Designing for Equity, Justice, And Innovation in Education Pilot Program was a 14-week virtual professional development opportunity for educators serving middle and high school students. Three participants shared their reflections and thoughts on the pilot program and how it helped them…

How Competency-Based Education Can Address the Experience Conundrum

Founded in 2021, C3Be’s main goal is to improve learning by better communicating the learning outcomes mastered by learners and the competencies needed by employers. Simply put, C3Be makes learning visible. Diane DeBacker, director of C3Be, describes competency-based education as “moving from nouns…

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