Who We Are
The Competency-Based Education Network is revolutionizing how we design, measure, and experience learning throughout a lifetime.
THE POWER OF COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING
Learning should be measured by what you can do: the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that lay the foundation for success. C-BEN guides our networks of leaders towards quality competency-based models for education, hiring, and training, so everyone can grow the competencies they need for career-readiness and lifelong learning.
MEETS LEARNERS WHERE THEY ARE
with flexible, experiential programs that allow learners at all levels to progress at their own pace.
CREATES BETTER OUTCOMES
for learners who have not been well-served by traditional models of education and training.
BUILDS BRIDGES TO CAREERS
by emphasizing career-relevant knowledge, skills, and behaviors that link to skills-based hiring.
What we Do
C-BEN guides leaders across diverse sectors – from K-12 and postsecondary education to government and workforce – so they can develop and implement successful, competency-based approaches to education and training. We develop resources and quality guidelines for members, and connect our network to accelerate the growth of the CBE movement.
We drive the development, launch,
and continuous improvement of competency-based programs.
We partner with institutions, state systems, and employers to build or enhance competency-based offerings.
We create opportunities for our diverse network to share experiences across sectors, learn from each other, and collaborate.
Join Our Community
C-BEN is where passion, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence combine to create a better path forward – for everyone. If this sounds like something you want to learn more about and be part of, click the link below.
What is CBE?
Competency-based education is an approach to learning that emphasizes what people can do, not the amount of time they spend in a classroom. CBE is already transforming the learner experience and helping people from all backgrounds thrive in the workforce.