Institute for Credentialing Excellence

Maintenance of Certification Legislation

The Institute for Credentialing Excellence has been monitoring activities at the national level aimed to reduce the burden of licensure, and at the state level seeking to prevent regulatory or legislative mandates that prohibit participation in maintenance of certification-type programs.

The NCCA Standards currently require a maintenance, or renewal, process for all accredited programs. I.C.E. is interested in hearing from its members regarding whether the national/state activities concerning certification maintenance/renewal are of importance or concern to its members.

Several dozen states have either passed or are considering legislation that would prohibit maintenance of certification requirements for licensure for physicians/physician specialties occupations. While currently limited to physicians, I.C.E. is monitoring these developments through the Government Affairs Committee to determine whether more states propose this kind of legislation or expand it to other occupations.  

I.C.E. would like ot thank the Right to Safe Care Coalition for their work defending high quality healthcare. 

What do you think?

I.C.E. wants to hear from you on this issue. How does this type of legislation impact you? Do you see this as isolated to the medical certifications or could it grow to other professions? Contact I.C.E. staff at