Force Development Experiences and Validation Branch
The FD Experiences and Validation Branch provides a digital footprint of the Department of the Air Force's (DAF) progressive, competency-based learning accomplishments and developmental special experiences. The FD Experiences and Validation Branch was established to act as the central office to identify developmental education opportunities and to recognize competency-based achievements. The Branch's two sections are focused on distinct, but related, goals.
The DSE Section is focused on managing the DSE Catalog and all activities related to identifying, documenting, and evaluating DSEs for Airmen. The Accreditation and Credentialing Section has a broader goal to create and employ an enterprise digital credentialing service (EDCS) and related processes for creating and documenting digital badges. Interested in learning more about our digital badging projects? Click here to visit the Digital Badging Initiatives page for more information on current and planned digital badging initiatives. Click here to visit the DSE page for more information on DSEs.