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RSRCH14 Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence, Part 1 & Part 2
RSRCH14 Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence, Part 1 & Part 2

This bundled package includes the following ICE R&D reports: 2013 Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence, Part 1 and 2014 Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence, Part 2

Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence, Part 1, provides a comprehensive discussion regarding the definitions and constructs of competence and typical continuing competence activities. The report also explores methods for measuring and promoting continuing competence within a certification program. (c) 2013. 35 pages. Download the table of contents.

Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence, Part 2 builds on the concepts behind continuing competence programs and the elements of a robust program. Through use of the existing literature, additional content on guidelines for program implementation and outcomes assessment is being added, along with tools to aid new programs. (c) 2014. 21 pages. Download the table of contents.

Member Price: $65; Non-member Price: $95

RSRCH14 Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence, Part 2
RSRCH14 Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence, Part 2

This report is a continuation of the 2013 project, Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence, Part 1. Part 2 builds on the concepts behind continuing competence programs and the elements of a robust program. Through use of the existing literature, additional content on guidelines for program implementation and outcomes assessment is being added, along with tools to aid new programs. (c) 2014. 21 pages.

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Member Price: $40; Non-member Price: $60

RSRCH14 Eligibility Requirements Report
RSRCH14 Eligibility Requirements Report

ICE's Research & Development (R&D) committee noted the limited guidance and resources available on how to set eligibility requirements. To meet this need, the committee conducted interviews with existing certification programs, completed a thorough review of the topic, and produced the Eligibility Requirements ReportThe report provides a glimpse of industry perspectives and best practices, alongside a review of the policies in place for determining credential eligibility and the methods for setting and changing these requirements. (c) 2014. 39 pages.

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Member Price: $50; Non-member Price: $75

RSRCH14 Certification Management Practices Survey Report
RSRCH14 Certification Management Practices Survey Report

During fall 2012, the Management Practices Subcommittee of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) Research and Development (R&D) Committee conducted a survey to learn more about the practice of managing a certification organization. The survey was designed to determine how management of certification organizations might differ from membership-based associations and other kinds of organizations. The Management Practices Survey Report reveals the backgroud, methodology, and objectives of the survey and reports the outcomes and observations. (c) 2014. 46 pages.

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RSRCH13 Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence, Part 1
RSRCH13 Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence, Part 1

ICE has long recognized the need for continuing competence. In 2013, the Research and Development Committee completed a thorough review of the topic. The resulting report, Methods for Ensuring Continuing Competence Part 1, provides a comprehensive discussion regarding the definitions and constructs of competence and typical continuing competence activities. The report also explores methods for measuring and promoting continuing competence within a certification program. (c) 2013. 35 pages.

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Member Price: $40; Non-member Price: $60

RSRCH12 What the CFO Wants to Know: Results of 2011 Business of Certification Survey
RSRCH12 What the CFO Wants to Know: Results of 2011 Business of Certification Survey

One of ICE's research goals is to produce financial metrics that can serve as a reference for certification organizations. The 2012 What the CFO Wants to Know is a follow-up report to the Certification Industry Operating Ratios and Benchmarking Statistics report published in 2009. In our newest report, gain insight into the average revenue, expenses, and operations of certification programs. The report is based on data collected from 50 organizations in Canada and the United States, with sufficient data for inclusion in most analyses from 68 organizations. The report also details the general demographics of the respondents, including staff size, geographic scope of programs, and the number of programs offered. (c) 2012. 37 pages.

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RSRCH09 Certification Industry Operating Ratios & Benchmarking Statistics
RSRCH09 Certification Industry Operating Ratios & Benchmarking Statistics

This report is intended to provide benchmark data related to the business aspects of operating a credentialing organization. It is not the intention of this report to judge any sector of the industry, or any type or size of organization, based on the data collected, but rather to provide different ways of looking at data that can help an organization in assessing where it fits, based on key characteristics. This is the first survey of its kind that ICE has produced and it provides a baseline for future analysis. (c) 2009.

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RSRCH12 2011 Ethics Survey to Certification Boards
RSRCH12 2011 Ethics Survey to Certification Boards

In early 2011, ICE’s Research and Development Committee convened a Task Force on Ethics to review the ethics processes and documentation for certification programs with the goal of determining whether commonalities exist in practices in this area. After reviewing the codes of ethics or professional conduct for selected certification programs with National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and/or American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation, the Task Force drafted a survey intended to provide answers to the following questions:

1. What behaviors do codes of ethics cover?

2. What commonalities exist in the enforcement of codes of ethics?

3. How frequently do ethics complaints occur, and what are the typical results?

4. Do certifying programs address the code of ethics in job analyses, certification examinations, and/or continuing education required for recertification?

This report detailing the survey's findings was published by the committee in 2012. 29 pages.

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RSRCH11 Benchmarking Best Practices
RSRCH11 Benchmarking Best Practices

This document reports best practices in professional certification as identified by consensus through a systematic investigation, related only to activities that are relatively specific to the development, administration, and maintenance of professional certification programs. The best practices included are limited to those where consensus was obtained among the experts in the field. (c) 2011. 19 pages.

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RSRCH10 Guidelines for Performance Examinations
RSRCH10 Guidelines for Performance Examinations

This publication summarizes current principles related to performance examinations and accepted methods for their development, validation, and use. It is an update to Guidelines for Non-Written Examinations, published by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) in January 1991. (c) 2010. 17 pages.

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RSRCH09 Industry Survey - Impact of the Economy on the Certification Industry
RSRCH09 Industry Survey - Impact of the Economy on the Certification Industry

In early 2009, ICE leadership determined that the uncertain global economic conditions would be the theme for the 2009 Credentialing Leadership Forum.  In preparation for the Forum, ICE surveyed credentialing organizations in order to gain a better understanding of what, if any impacts, the industry was dealing with due to the economic conditions and to also obtain information on what industry leaders believe were the top issues they were facing.  This report summarizes the result of that survey. (c) 2009.

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RSRCH11 Job Analysis Study for the Credentialing Professional
RSRCH11 Job Analysis Study for the Credentialing Professional

In 2010 ICE conducted a large scale job analysis, the first in the field, to identify the responsibilities and duties of the credentialing professional. The study consists of the following major phases, which provide the organization of this report: 1) Initial Development and Validation 2) Pilot Study 3) Validation Study, and, 4) Development of Specifications. (c) 2011. 126 pages.

Member Price: $75; Non-Member Price: $110

Knapp Certification Industry Scan
Knapp Certification Industry Scan

Professional/personnel certification programs have become prevalent across diverse industries and occupations/ professions,but there has been surprisingly little research conducted on these programs.  To fill this void, Knapp & Associates International, Inc. (Knapp) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) conducted the first comprehensive scan of the certification industry in September 2003 (Personnel Certification: An Industry Scan). In October-November 2007, Knapp conducted a second scan to track changes in the industry since 2003 and to explore new research questions. The 2007 Knapp Certification Industry Scan is the most comprehensive study of the certification industry to date. (c) 2007

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RSRCH09 Practices and Requirements of Renewal Programs in Professional Licensure and Certification
RSRCH09 Practices and Requirements of Renewal Programs in Professional Licensure and Certification

Jointly sponsored by ICE, the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists, and the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, this research into the practices and requirements of renewal programs in professional licensure and certification began in late spring 2008 as an effort to supply a logical basis for such programs as they may be developed and refined. (c) 2009.

Member Price: $50; Non-Member Price: $75

RSRCH12 Value of Certification Toolkit
RSRCH12 Value of Certification Toolkit

Created by ICE's Research & Development Committee, The Value of Certification Toolkit is designed to help certification program leaders assess the value of their programs without the hassle or expense of hiring a marketing firm or using valuable staff time to develop the surveys and conduct the research. Organizations that purchase the toolkit and share surveys with their stakeholders will be able to request an excel export of their organization's raw data upon request to ICE. The toolkit includes the ICE Research & Development Committee's 28-page report, 6 value of certification surveys, customizable templates to introduce the purpose of the survey to stakeholders, and 1 staff survey to evaluate your organization's marketing efforts to external stakeholders. (c) 2012.

***Upon payment, purchasers will receive immediate access to download "A Report on the Value of Certification." ICE staff will provide the surveys and customizable templates in a separate email within 2 business days.***

Member Price: $99; Non-Member Price: $149