A case study is provided that documents the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam’s transition to a three-option item format. The CFA program is the gold standard credential among investment professionals globally, with 124,000 CFA charterholders residing in 145 countries. This case study is intended to be of value to other testing programs considering a similar change with respect to understanding the motivation for change, the challenges faced with stakeholders and constituents, and the psychometric impacts of change that align with literature-based expectations.
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.
This Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) white paper provides insight into how one testing organization—the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)—created a strong SME culture with low turnover and high engagement at all levels. This paper presents a case study, but is also intended to provide a set of conceptual tools for organizations interested in creating not only a sense of investment among their SMEs but also a sense of group cohesion and overall program continuity.