NCCA & ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation Overview Workshop

When Rates

Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8, 2019

ICE Headquarters
2025 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 

2-Day Registration
Member Rate: $675│ Non-member Rate: $795

1-Day Registration (NCCA or ISO/IEC 17024)
Member Rate: $365│ Non-member Rate: $430

Email ICE Staff at if you are interested in sending more than one staff member

About the Workshop

Interested in NCCA accreditation for your certification program(s)? Already NCCA-accredited, and wondering if accreditation to ISO/IEC 17024 will help achieve your programmatic goals? Attend this workshop to learn about both Standards and how they will help you increase the quality, credibility and value of your certification programs!

March 7: The NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs

  • Who: Programs applying for NCCA accreditation. 
  • What: In this portion of the program, we will walk through the NCCA Standards and the requirements to meet the essential elements of each Standard. Gain a better understanding of the NCCA accreditation process. Leave with ideas for how becoming NCCA-accredited can benefit your program and enhance its value. ICE's Director of Accreditation Services Linda Anguish will lead the training.

March 8: Accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024 Standards

  • Who: NCCA-accredited programs that are considering adding accreditation to ISO/IEC 17024, OR programs considering applying for dual accreditation to NCCA and ISO/IEC 17024.
  • What: There is significant overlap of the requirements of the NCCA Standards and the ISO/IEC 17024 Standards. As a result, programs can pursue dual accreditation and receive the benefit of greater efficiency and cost savings.  Review the areas that overlap, and delve deeper into detail on the ISO/IEC 17024 requirements that are not already satisfied through the NCCA Standards. Hear lessons learned from a program that earned dual accreditation to the NCCA and ISO/IEC 17024 Standards. Dave Nelson, Program Director with the International Accreditation Service, will lead the training.

For questions about the workshop, please contact Katie Scott at 202-367-1165 or

Course Speakers

Linda Anguish, SPHR, GPHR
Director of Accreditation Services, ICE

Prior to her current role, Linda was Senior Director of Certification Products at the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), where she led exam development activities for seven certification programs with over 140,000 certificants in 100 countries. She also led four certification programs through the NCCA accreditation process. Linda served as the Program Committee Chair for the ICE Exchange in 2015 and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Certification Network Group. She holds the Senior Professional in HR (SPHR) and Global Professional in HR (GPHR) credentials and the Credentialing Specialist certificate from ICE.

Dr. David S. Nelson, PhD
Program Director, International Accreditation Service 

Prior to his work with IAS, Dr. Nelson has thirty years of experience in development and management of state and national licensing and certification programs for construction-sector professions. He was the founder and manager of NAI, a large national contractor license testing service agency for state contractor licensing boards (1977-93) and served as Vice President of Certification and Testing for the International Code Council (1993-2007).  He holds M.S.  and Ph.D. credentials in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California (USC), with a specialization in professional credentialing and job analysis research.

Questions and Cancellation Policy

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Cancellation Policy: ICE must receive all cancellation and refund requests in writing by Friday, March 1, 2019. Please email cancellation requests to Substitutions are accepted. All sales are final after Friday, March 1, 2019.