Join Our Community

Whether you are just hearing about competency-based learning, or have been
running competency-based programs for years—we want you as part of our community.

Those interested in a C-BEN membership must commit to actively participate in collaborations to:


Build and promote high-quality standards and practices


Measure and share efficacy outcomes


Participate in a shared research agenda


Develop and foster continued innovation


Educate elected officials about legislative and regulatory issues related to the growth, scale, and protection of the movement

Who Can Join?

C-BEN strives to represent an ensemble of institutions, systems, delivery providers, vendors and others with a vested interest in advancing the field. Membership is open to institutions, regardless of their stage within the CBE program development cycle.

Those interested in joining C-BEN must commit to actively participating in collaborations across boundaries to:

  • Build and promote high-quality standards and practices;
  • Measure and share efficacy outcomes;
  • Participate in shared research agenda;
  • Develop or foster continued innovation within the emerging ecosystem;
  • Educate elected officials about the federal legislative and regulatory issues related to the growth, scale and protection of the movement.

Meet The Team

Our team of experts is here to serve the growth of CBE and support you in your efforts.




Executive Vice President

Laurie Dodge

Vice President of Quality and Accreditation

Tiffany Freeze

Vice President of Consulting Services

Yedid Minjares

Director of Consulting Services

Brenda Young

Director of Community Engagement

Ryan Specht-Boardman

Competency-Based Education Consultant