Meaning of “credentials” in the English Dictionary

"credentials" in American English

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credentialsplural noun

us /krɪˈden·ʃəlz/

documents that state the abilities and experience of a person and show that the person is qualified for a particular job or activity:

I got my teaching credentials from San Jose State.

(Definition of “credentials” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"credentials" in Business English

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credentialsnoun [ plural ]

uk /krɪˈdenʃəlz/ us HR

abilities and experience that make someone suitable for a particular job or activity:

business/educational/professional credentials He is keen for people to know his business credentials.
excellent/impeccable/impressive credentials She possesses impressive credentials and practical experience in both state and federal court.

something such as a document that proves who someone is, what organization they represent, or what their qualifications are:

diplomatic/press credentials Press credentials will be required to attend Wednesday's news conference.
Before giving you the job, they will check your credentials.

(Definition of “credentials” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)