As a follow-up to our virtual Town Hall meeting in October 2016, ICE will discuss the activities around the maintenance of certification issue on September 21, 2017.
ICE is proud to publish the first American National Standard for certificate programs, ICE 1100 2010(E) – Standard for Assessment-Based Certificate Programs (2009). The Standard specifies essential requirements for certificate programs and provides guidance to program providers, consumers, and others on what defines a high-quality program.
This 2008 white paper, authored by Donald Balasa, JD, MBA, presents a discussion of the legal issues that should be taken into consideration by: (1) professional certifying bodies when determining eligibility pathways for their examinations; and (2) academic accrediting bodies when determining which certification examinations are acceptable for measuring graduate achievement from the programs they accredit.
This Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) white paper is written to help certifying bodies preparing applications for accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) understand the requirements of the 2014 Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs (Standards). Five of the most frequent problem areas with applications for NCCA accreditation are discussed. Suggestions are made to clarify the requirements for compliance with the Standards. However, this white paper does not provide an authoritative interpretation of the Standards. Download the Table of Contents.
This Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) white paper provides insight into how one testing organization—the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)—created a strong SME culture with low turnover and high engagement at all levels. This paper presents a case study, but is also intended to provide a set of conceptual tools for organizations interested in creating not only a sense of investment among their SMEs but also a sense of group cohesion and overall program continuity.