The NCCA helps to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the accreditation of a variety of individual certification programs that assess professional competency. The NCCA uses a peer review process to:
- Establish accreditation standards;
- Evaluate compliance with the standards;
- Recognize programs which demonstrate compliance; and
- Serve as a resource on quality certification.
The NCCA will be an administratively independent resource recognized as the authority on accreditation standards for professional certification programs. Based on sound principles, NCCA standards will be optimal and comprehensive criteria for organizational process and performance. They will be broadly recognized, objective, and current benchmarks for certifying bodies to achieve and by which they operate.