The NCCA Standards Revision Main Committee invites you to an open meeting to review feedback received via the 45-day public comment period (January 29 - March 15). Attend this meeting to see the substantive comments that were submitted and ask questions or further elaborate on your
In the past few years, certification programs have expressed interest in using live remote proctoring (LRP) as an option for delivering their examination programs. The COVID-19 pandemic, with the mandated closures and other restrictions, has made LRP a necessity rather than a choice for many credent
For organizations that are considering the addition of a second accreditation, this webinar examined benefits, strategies, and processes to complete the process. Primarily targeted to NCCA accredited programs considering the addition of accreditation under the ISO/IEC 17024 standards.
Hosted virtually on March 17 through March 20, 2020, attend this workshop to learn about each of the NCCA Standards and Essential Elements, their requirements, the NCCA accreditation process, and how you can increase the quality, credibility and value of your certification program(s)!
Programs seeking reaccreditation under the NCCA and/or ISO /IEC:17024 Standards face a variety of challenges. Learn tips for project planning and review common challenges faced by programs seeking re-accreditation.
This on-demand webinar provides 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.
Are you new to the accreditation process? Has it been a few years since you last submitted an NCCA accreditation application? Join ICE staff for a free live webinar that will walk you through the NCCA online application process.
This paper addresses the NCCA Standards dealing with the separation between certification and any education or training function having to do with exam review, concentrating primarily on Standard 3 – Education, Training, and Certification.
To help credentialing organizations and leaders learn these essential principles and how they align with standards, we are pleased to provide this one-day workshop on the fundamentals of psychometrics and the assessment life cycle. The workshop will provide the opportunity to participate in a practi
Hosted May 14 in Chicago, IL, attend this workshop to learn about each of the NCCA Standards and Essential Elements, their requirements, the NCCA accreditation process, and how you can increase the quality, credibility and value of your certification program(s)!
ICE is proud to publish the first American National Standard for certificate programs, ICE 1100:2019 – Standard for Assessment-Based Certificate Programs. The ICE 1100: 2019 has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for adoption as an American National Standard.
The Assessment-based Certificate Accreditation Committee (ACAC) created a set of psychometric guidelines to assist certificate program administrators with demonstrating compliance to the ICE 1100 Standard, and in particular, Standard 7 on the Development, Conduct, and Evaluation of Assessments. In this session, presenters provide a detailed orientation to some of these guidelines, with a focus on aligning assessments with learning objectives and conforming to best practices surrounding assessment policies and procedures.
The Assessment-based Certificate Accreditation Committee (ACAC) has created a set of psychometric guidelines to assist certificate program administrators with demonstrating compliance to the ICE 1100 Standard, and in particular, Standard 7 on the Development, Conduct, and Evaluation of Assessments. In this session, presenters use the guidelines as a framework to provide guidance on psychometric issues such as how to administer, score, and evaluate assessments in a manner that meets the Standard.
The 17024 Compliance Handbook is a comprehensive, definitive source of information about how to achieve 17024 compliance. Written by Wallace Judd, Ph.D., the handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone applying for accreditation under ISO 17024.
The NCCA Standards specifically impose significant obligations on certification bodies to communicate with applicants, certificants, and the public. Hear an explanation of required communications, an interpretation by a certification lawyer of legal considerations, and implications for your program.
Learn how to engage in strategic discussions with your Board and relevant committees regarding key changes to the NCCA Standards (effective January 2016), and how to keep the NCCA Standards in mind when developing or updating a certification program.
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.
The concurrent session The Five Most Frequent Problems with NCCA Accreditation Applications provides real-life examples of firewalls to illustrate different models for demonstrating separation between certification and education functions, highlighting the organizational and psychometric challenges and benefits.
Gain clarity on the differences between a certificate and certification program, including three major differences based on ICE and ISO (ANSI) definitions and standards, and learn a basic method of evaulating the quality of a these types of programs.
This on-demand webinar highlights common pitfalls faced by certification organizations seeking NCCA Accreditation, the Standards that pertain to these common problem areas, and suggestions for organizations to come into compliance and avoid these problems.