Emergency Services

Verified identity mobilizes teams for disaster preparedness

Professional first responders and volunteers are critical to all phases of emergency management. But states can lose millions of dollars every year to disasters due to untracked response hours and underutilized personnel.

Merit in the field

Merit enables verified identity for workers and volunteers to support the mission areas and core capabilities of FEMA’s national disaster preparedness goals.


Peer-to-peer verification of credentials remotely or onsite at any staging area, emergency operations center, camp, or command post.

Emergency operations center

Connects agencies and sets the foundation for interstate reciprocity. Verified credentials ensure deployment to highest and best purpose.


Statewide admin view for leadership, with time-tracking reports and optimization of reimbursements and resource management.

Moments of transformation

Limited system interconnectivity: Credentials live in various disconnected systems, which makes sharing information challenging.

Lack of mobility: No in-the-field systems access means paper access and records entered at a later date.

Reliance on physical records and paper sign-in sheets: Sign-in sheets and records are predominantly hard-copy.

Missing and incomplete records: A lack of a central system leads to gaps in service members’ records.

Fragmented and incomplete audit trails mean it’s not always clear which records have been sent, to and from which parties, and when those records were sent or received.

How Merit helps

Up-to-date records

Merit’s interoperable solution seamlessly connects credentials from disparate systems into a single, centralized platform, and delivers continuous, up-to-date record-keeping.

Immediate access

In-field, immediate access to verifiable digital credentials on any smartphone. No need to rely on paper records or sign-in sheets.

Standard format

A standard format can be used across the U.S. Department of Defense, while adding traceability and minimizing any possibility.

Service records and achievements

Service members can access all their records and achievements in one secure place.

Tracking and reporting

Robust audit trails, tracking, and reporting for oversight and management.

Assists with recruiting

Helps recruiters with new recruiter training, directed information to the field, tailored prospecting efforts, and future soldier training management.

Helps human resources

Helps human resources with skill identification, plus talent recruitment, selection, development, and distribution.

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Sign your organization up to issue and manage verified credentials and connect people with opportunities

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Verified credentials

How Merit works

Merit’s verified identity platform offers easily issued, trackable digital records, certificates, awards, and sign-ins for interoperable service member credentials across the U.S Department of Defense.


Creating new pathways

New recruiter training

Streamlined process from recruiter to commander, company command teams, and battalion teams.

Directed information

Merit Opportunities can tailor specific recruiting messages to the right audience.

Tailored prospecting efforts

Assist with prospecting efforts by sending the right message to the right audience.

Soldier training management

Save future soldier training managers up to 20 to 30 hours per week.

Skill identification

Unbiased identification and estimation of an individual’s skills based on standard CV/resume input.

Talent recruitment

Strategies for targeting specific workforce sectors with prescribed sectors of elite talent.

Talent selection

Unbiased assessment and comparison of skill sets as compared to requirements.

Talent development

Individuals can identify gaps in their skill sets and find opportunities to improve.

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Transform apprenticeship programs to create more opportunity


Connect education to meaningful career pathways

Workforce Development

Get workers back on the job faster with verified identity


Verified identity opens the door to expedited, portable licenses

Health Care

Verified identity enables public health compliance at scale

Defense Readiness

Seamless verified identity support for armed forces


Veteran employment: the challenges and opportunities

Could verified skills help America's veterans succeed in a post-COVID economy? Read the report to learn more.