An array of entities and organizations can influence the move to an incremental credentialing system. The main ones include:
Government – federal
Government – state
State higher education systems, state coordinating boards
Institutional entities, including boards of regents
Policy from other entities may also influence the move to incremental credentialing. Such entities include employers; labor unions, particularly in relation to apprenticeship programs; and community-based entities such as libraries, immigrant support centers, Goodwill centers, and others.