WEB18 How to Start a New Certification Program

On-demand Webinar


Setting up a new high-quality certification program takes time, resources and a considerable amount of planning. This on-demand webinar provides a roadmap regarding recommended steps necessary to start up a new program that is psychometrically sound and legally defensible. It addresses some of the most common trials and tribulations organizations may face throughout the planning, implementation and maintenance stages and provide suggestions/recommendations on how they might be addressed.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the purpose and business case for starting a new certification program
  • Apply strategies to have a strategic conversation in your organization about starting a new certification
  • Identify the steps to creating a new certification, including but not limited to: data collection and analysis, governance structure, exam development, marketing plan, program development
  • Identify ways to secure funding to start a new certification program, as well as how to budget and forecast for the first 5 years of a program

Format: On-demand Webinar 
Audience: All levels of credentialing professionals

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, including time for Q&A


Member price: $55
Non-member price: $75

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Ronald E. Hanchar, MBA, Hanchar Consulting Services, LLC
Ron Hanchar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanchar Consulting Services, LLC, has been involved in the development and management of certification and licensure programs for over 20 years.

In Ron’s previous roles as Executive Director and Director, he has managed all aspects of certification governance, program development, operations, and maintenance for several certifying organizations. As a result, the expertise he has gained continues to be sought after by those organizations needing help in the development and maintenance of their certification programs. Ron understands the importance of working with stakeholders in developing and monitoring quality certification programs to assure that they are legally defensible and psychometrically sound.

Ron obtained baccalaureate degrees in History and Business Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph’s, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Purdue University.