credentials cre‧den‧tials [krɪˈdenʆlz] noun [plural] JOBS
1. the training, education, or experience that give you the ability to do a particular job or task well, especially in the opinion of other people:

• You'll be given a three-month probationary period to fully establish your credentials as an accountant.

2. a letter or other document that proves that someone is who they say they are or has the ability to do a particular job or task:

• Swiss police checked the drivers' credentials before allowing them to pick up the delegates.

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credentials UK US /krɪˈdenʃəlz/ noun [plural] 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.

See also GREEN CREDENTIALS(Cf. ↑green credentials)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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