Accreditation is the process by which a credentialing or educational program is evaluated against defined standards by a third party. When in compliance with these standards, it is awarded recognition.
The Value of Accreditation
- Enables credentialing organizations to demonstrate to profession it represents, and to general public its certificants serve, that their program has met the stringent standards set by the credentialing community
- Enhances a program's credibility and legitimacy by providing impartial, third party oversight of a conformity assessment system
- Provides organizations with a way to answer the question "who reviewed your certificate/certification program?", a question often posed by members of an occupation, employers, and sometimes, the courts
ICE Accreditation Services
ICE can accredit assessment-based certificate programs and certification programs. For information on the differences between these types of programs, please visit the Certificate vs. Certification page.