Credentialing Career Pathways
The Institute for Credentialing Excellence provides education, networking, and other resources for organizations and individuals who work in and serve the credentialing industry.
To better define career potential in credentialing—traditional or nontraditional—and support an increase in retention and engagement, the I.C.E. Career Pathways Taskforce surveyed members of the credentialing community. They wanted to understand their unique and varied professional paths that led them to where they are today. From there, they could develop a tool to help others see ways in which they can learn and grow in their career. In addition, the tool would help them identify career paths and the lateral and upward journeys available along the way.
Through this effort, the taskforce identified six career pathways with associated general and technical competencies that credentialing professionals can use to identify and guide their desired journey. In addition, the identified competencies and skills can assist professionals looking to hire in the credentialing field. The attention to education and technical development outlined in the six career journeys serve as guidelines for informing job descriptions and career development plans.
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Different Journeys, Varied Paths
Your professional journey is as unique as you are. The credentialing field is diverse, and credentialing professionals follow varied paths as they advance in their career.
The I.C.E. Career Pathways Taskforce developed this subway map as a fun, engaging way to visualize the six identified career pathways. You might travel on one “line” for your entire career, or you may stop and “transfer” to another “line” mid-career, or even multiple times.
Note that this visualization is not intended as a literal representation of the identified career pathways.
Credentialing Career Paths and Competency Matrix
The I.C.E. Career Pathways Taskforce also reviewed competencies from job descriptions across the credentialing field. This information was compiled into a matrix by job role and associated general and technical competencies.
Using data directly from the field, you can define the roles you are looking to fulfill at your organization and find individuals that align with needed skills and competencies to complete your work or lead your teams.
In addition, use this data to develop leadership within your organization. With insight into career development and possible lateral or upward moves, you have the information to facilitate goal-oriented conversations with your staff. These conversations also can help your staff identify long-term plans and ways that your organization can support those plans to increase staff retention and engagement.
Career Pathways Taskforce
I.C.E. would like to thank the following individuals for their contributions to this project:
- Anjali Weber (Chair), MS, CAE, Amazon
- Ashley Bardsley, SeaCrest Company
- Carissa Homme, PhD, Competency and Credentialing Organization
- Khunteang Pa, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
- Terreline Sims, MS, American Nurses Credentialing Center
- Pam Weber, CAE, International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
- Kevin Bradley, PhD, Human Resources Research Organization