WEBLIVE19 Accreditation Guidance for Small Volume Certification Programs

On-demand Webinar


Certification programs with small numbers of candidates face a wide variety of challenges, many of which can affect the validity of certification decisions based on a certification exam. These challenges often resort from either the small pool of test takers (candidates) or limited financial resources available to develop/support the program. The purpose of NCCA accreditation is to recognize certification programs, regardless of their size, that have established policies and procedures designed to ensure that certification decisions are valid and fair for all candidates. NCCA accreditation is possible for small volume programs, but may require non-traditional solutions .

This on-demand webinar will provide guidance for small volume programs seeking accreditation by identifying areas (i.e., standards) where these programs often struggle and by offering approaches that will help programs meet standards in those areas. Details on solutions related to the standards specific to panel composition, job task analysis, reliability, scoring, and equivalency are provided.

Learning Objectives
  • Attendees will better understand areas/standards where small volume programs typically struggle.

  • Attendees will learn about approaches that small volume programs can follow to demonstrate compliance with those extra challenging areas/standards.

Format: On-demand Webinar 
Audience: Credentialing Professionals of all levels

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


Member price: $90
Non-member price: $135

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*Note: This on-demand webinar is pre-recorded and available for unlimited viewings for a 30-calendar day period, beginning the date of purchase. You will be able to immediately access the recording, and access instructions will be provided in your automated purchase confirmation. If you choose to pay by check, access will not be granted until the check payment has been received and deposited.Presenters


Daniel H. Breidenbach, PhD, PSI, Inc.

Danny is a director of psychometrics with PSI. He provides psychometrics oversight and guidance for a variety of credentialing programs with various levels of “small volume.” Danny received his doctorate in measurement and evaluation at Washington State University.

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Susan Davis-Becker, PhD, ACS Ventures, LLC

Susan is a Partner with ACS who specializes in strategic planning and operational support for launching and sustaining assessment programs. She received her doctorate in assessment and measurement at James Madison University and has advised on the design and redesign of numerous testing programs, overseen test development operations for large- and small-scale programs, and conducted high-stakes audits and evaluations In her current role, Susan focuses on helping program sponsors tackle the challenges that accompany the development and maintenance of testing programs.

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Isabelle Gonthier, PhD, Yardstick Assessment Strategies

Isabelle is President & COO at Yardstick Assessment Strategies (YAS), and in this role, she oversees and provides strategic direction for all aspects of the business, including psychometrics, exam administration and operations, product development and implementation, business development, and research and development. Over the course of her career, Isabelle has managed the development and administration of large-scale national licensure and certification examinations and assessment tools for various professions in the health, financial, and IT sectors. Isabelle earned her doctorate in Experimental Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Isabelle is a psychometric commissioner and the Chair of the NCCA Commission.