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Descriptor English: Credentialing
Descriptor Spanish: Habilitación Profesional
Descriptor Portuguese: Credenciamento
Descriptor French: Délivrance de titres et certificats
Tree number(s): N03.706.110
N05.700.200
SP9.080.050
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003406
Scope note: The recognition of professional or technical competence through registration, certification, licensure, admission to association membership, the award of a diploma or degree, etc.
Annotation: "recognition of professional or technical competence" through various measures: see MeSH definition
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Public MeSH Note: 80
History Note: 80; was NON MESH before 1980
DeCS ID: 3424
Unique ID: D003406
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Date Established: 1980/01/01
Date of Entry: 1978/05/08
Revision Date: 1993/09/16
Credentialing - Preferred
Concept UI M0005304
Scope note The recognition of professional or technical competence through registration, certification, licensure, admission to association membership, the award of a diploma or degree, etc.
Preferred term Credentialing



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