Support for Standards

Any organization seeking to protect its learning assets should require the use of standard-compliant technologies. Kenexa leads the way with aggressive support for government mandated and industry standards:


SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is a group of standards that combine to describe a methodology for content packaging and run-time communication and tracking between content and an LMS.

  • Kenexa LCMS is SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 Certified
  • Kenexa generated content is SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 Certified
  • Kenexa LMS is SCORM 2004 Certified

Kenexa LCMS also provide tools to move older SCORM, non-SCORM, and desktop content, such as PowerPoint and third party courseware, to a SCORM 2004 format.


The formal name for IMS is IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc., also sometimes referred to as IMS/GLC. The original name, when IMS first started in 1997 was the Instructional Management Systems (IMS) project. IMS is concerned with establishing interoperability for learning systems and learning content and the enterprise integration of these capabilities. So please, just call us IMS. (SCORM is a container standard which includes the IMS standards.)

  • Kenexa LCMS is IMS Content Packaging compliant, IMS QTI 2.0 compliant (for import of content), and IMS LOM (for metadata) compliant.


The AICC exists to provide and promote information, guidelines, and standards that result in the cost-effective implementation of computer-based training (CBT) for the aviation industry.

  • Kenexa LMS is AICC compliant.
  • Kenexa LCMS is AICC compliant
  • Kenexa Hot Lava Mobile is AICC compliant

Kenexa is actively involved in the AICC and has participated in the “Products Designed to AICC Guidelines” program.


PENS is a standard describing a method to push content to an application and receive content from another application. The value of PENS for our customers is that the process becomes invisible to the user providing a seamless interaction between systems.

  • Kenexa LCMS supports PENS for both sending and receiving packages.
  • Kenexa LMS supports PENS for receiving packages.


An XML schema describing a multitude of question types so that question data can more easily be moved from one system to another.

  • Kenexa LCMS supports import of QTI 2.0 tests and assessments.

Section 508 COMPLIANT

Section 508, an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities. Kenexa is committed to meeting and exceeding these guidelines in our products and solutions. We have incorporated accessibility best practices throughout our development and quality assurance organizations and have invested in quality testing tools to confirm that accessibility guidelines are met. Beyond the mandated compliance, Kenexa recognizes that universal design and accessibility are good business practices.

  • Kenexa LCMS is Section 508 compliant
  • Kenexa generated content is Section 508 compliant (if best practice guidelines are adhered to)


At Kenexa, we are monitoring S1000D from an elearning perspective. S1000D is a standard that is designed to meet the needs of documentation developers and enables the creation of technical documents in a dynamic manner based on criteria such as product information, logistics and other factors.

Kenexa sees synergies between the S1000D standard and our approach to the dynamic delivery of training content. There are tremendous benefits in being able to create compelling training material from a single source. To further support and enhance Kenexa’s capabilities in this area, we closely monitor S1000D developments through attendance at S1000D focused conferences and meetings. Kenexa is actively evaluating its product architecture and roadmap to move forward with this vision in future releases.


U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 11
The FDA regulation is a means to ensure that drug makers, medical device manufacturers, biotech companies, biologics developers, and other FDA-regulated industries document their processes and procedures to prove the integrity and authenticity of electronic documents and systems. In learning content and knowledge management that means using a fully configurable LCMS, such as Kenexa LCMS, that is able to track and trace when learning content has been added, changed, and deleted, and by whom, using secured electronic signatures and electronic acknowledgements.

  • Kenexa LCMS provides built-in technical controls for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 11.


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential.

  • Kenexa LCMS is markup compliant with W3C and complies with W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative