ICE's research reflects the current state of the credentialing community: with new reports released each year, ICE continues to supply data to help support and address the challenges faced by credentialing organizations and the programs they administer.

The mission of ICE's Research and Development (R&D) program is to better inform the individuals leading credentialing organizations. Many aspects of credentialing will always require ongoing analysis while other cutting-edge trends require the establishment of baseline information in order to progress. 

The success of past ICE Research Projects is extensive. The plans for future projects are equally vibrant. ICE has the goal to:

  • develop a professional, scholarly journal;
  • receive and offer research grants to supplement ongoing research efforts;
  • and produce quality research on large industry topics including the value of certification and remote proctoring.