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 paper provides detailed information on the development of the ICE 1100 certificate standard. This publication provides a wealth of information on the development of the standard, rationale for key requirements, and linking the requirements to industry best practices.
The Assessment-based Certificate Accreditation Committee (ACAC) created a set of psychometric guidelines to assist certificate program administrators with demonstrating compliance to the ICE 1100 Standard, and in particular, Standard 7 on the Development, Conduct, and Evaluation of Assessments. In this session, presenters provide a detailed orientation to some of these guidelines, with a focus on aligning assessments with learning objectives and conforming to best practices surrounding assessment policies and procedures.
The Assessment-based Certificate Accreditation Committee (ACAC) has created a set of psychometric guidelines to assist certificate program administrators with demonstrating compliance to the ICE 1100 Standard, and in particular, Standard 7 on the Development, Conduct, and Evaluation of Assessments. In this session, presenters use the guidelines as a framework to provide guidance on psychometric issues such as how to administer, score, and evaluate assessments in a manner that meets the Standard.
The 17024 Compliance Handbook is a comprehensive, definitive source of information about how to achieve 17024 compliance. Written by Wallace Judd, Ph.D., the handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone applying for accreditation under ISO 17024.
The NCCA Standards specifically impose significant obligations on certification bodies to communicate with applicants, certificants, and the public. Hear an explanation of required communications, an interpretation by a certification lawyer of legal considerations, and implications for your program.
Learn how to engage in strategic discussions with your Board and relevant committees regarding key changes to the NCCA Standards (effective January 2016), and how to keep the NCCA Standards in mind when developing or updating a certification program.
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.
The concurrent session The Five Most Frequent Problems with NCCA Accreditation Applications provides real-life examples of firewalls to illustrate different models for demonstrating separation between certification and education functions, highlighting the organizational and psychometric challenges and benefits.
Gain clarity on the differences between a certificate and certification program, including three major differences based on ICE and ISO (ANSI) definitions and standards, and learn a basic method of evaulating the quality of a these types of programs.
This on-demand webinar highlights common pitfalls faced by certification organizations seeking NCCA Accreditation, the Standards that pertain to these common problem areas, and suggestions for organizations to come into compliance and avoid these problems.