WEB14 Assessment-based Certificate Program: 3-Part Series


Certification programs and certificate programs are designed to meet very different needs. The organization that aims to recognize professionals who meet established knowledge, skills, or competencies (as in certification) may be missing an opportunity to build capacity and recognition of a specialty area of practice or set of skills.

This three-part educational series provides information on the the purpose of assessment-based certificate programs and the sound instructional design principles that should be integrated into them.

On-demand Webinars

Assessment-based Certificate Programs: Why They May Be Preferable to Certification

Join Brian Bontemp, PhD and Michelle Nolin, CPLP as they distinguish the unique purposes and goals of assessment-based certificate programs vs. certification programs. Identify the needs of your organization and your stakeholders to determine which program best suits your desired outcomes.

Presenters: Brian Bontempo, PhD, Mountain Measurement and Michelle Nolin, CPLP, Informa Training Partners

Instructional Design I and Instructional Design  II

Explore the basics of instructional design, including an overview of the principles of adult learning, which are applicable to any education and training offered by an organization. Then, consider how the instructional design principles are incorporated in the ICE 1100 Standard for accreditation and should be integrated into your assessment-based certification programs.

Presenter: Michelle Nolin, CPLP, Informa Training Partners

Audience: All levels of credentialing professionals
Format: On-demand Webinar (c) 2014 
Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, including Q&A


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Brian Bontempo, PhD, Principal Consultant, Mountain Measurement, Inc.
Dr. Brian Bontempo has over 15 years of experience in licensure and certification, having played a leadership role in the design and development of many programs and now serving as a commissioner for the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Dr. Bontempo specializes in item response theory, computer-based testing, computerized-adaptive testing, item banking, large-scale testing, and certification. Before founding Mountain Measurement, Inc., Dr. Bontempo improved the practice of sound measurement serving as the Psychometrician for a variety of licensure and certification programs. He received his doctorate from the Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis program at the University of Chicago.

Michelle Nolin, CPLP, Senior Director of Strategy and Solutions, Informa Training Partners
Michelle is an ASTD-Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) with 20 years of experience in instructional design, medical writing, instructional/developmental editing, and directing the development of education, training, and communications programs for life science industry professionals, healthcare providers, and consumers/patients. She's experienced in a variety of media, including eLearning, mLearning, Web, print, audio, video, and classroom/workshops (virtual and live instructor-led training).