Certificate Program for the Credentialing Specialist

ICE recognizes that certification has become a profession that requires its own unique competencies. The "Credentialing Specialist" Assessment-based Certificate Program is designed for certification staff who want to gain insights into the eco-system of certification from a program's conception, through its development and delivery, to maintenance and improvement. 

Over a six-month period, program participants will work through 8 self-paced, online training courses. At the end of each course, participants will take an assessment to measure whether the lesson's learning objectives have been met. Participants who complete the program and pass course assessments will earn a certificate as a "Credentialing Specialist."

The program was developed by leading industry experts using sound instructional design principles. Course topics include:

  • Determining the need
  • Accreditation standards 
  • Program operational management
  • Policies and procedure
  • Psychometrics
  • Exam development
  • Governance
  • Legal issues

There are two enrollment periods per year. Please visit for more information about this program before registering.

Member price: $1,250; Non-Member price: $1,450
*Discounts are available for organizations that send multiple staff through the program in a single enrollment period.


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