Institute for Credentialing Excellence

Institute for Credentialing Excellence Promoting best practices for the credentialing community! In 1977, the National Commission for Health Certifying Agencies (NCHCA) was formed, in cooperation with the federal government, to develop standards of excellence for voluntary certification programs.

In 1989, the scope of those standards was broadened to include certifications for individuals in all professions and occupations. At that time, the standard-setting and accrediting organization NCHCA became the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), and the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA) was formed as the membership association for credentialing bodies. For more than 30 years, NOCA, NCCA, and their predecessor have promoted excellence in credentialing through education, research, advocacy, standard setting, and accreditation. As NOCA became the worldwide leader in providing knowledge and information to assist certification professionals in developing and managing high-quality certification programs, the Board of Directors recognized its broadening scope and the need to redefine the organization. In 2009, the Board proposed a name change for the organization that was approved by the membership and NOCA became the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). Today, ICE is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing educational, networking and advocacy resources for the credentialing community. ICE’s accrediting body, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), evaluates certification organization for compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA's Standards exceed the requirements set forth by the American Psychological Association and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ICE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a Standards Developer.

In 1989, the scope of those standards was broadened to include certifications for individuals in all professions and occupations. At that time, the standard-setting and accrediting organization NCHCA became the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), and the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA) was formed as the membership association for credentialing bodies. For more than 30 years, NOCA, NCCA, and their predecessor have promoted excellence in credentialing through education, research, advocacy, standard setting, and accreditation. As NOCA became the worldwide leader in providing knowledge and information to assist certification professionals in developing and managing high-quality certification programs, the Board of Directors recognized its broadening scope and the need to redefine the organization. In 2009, the Board proposed a name change for the organization that was approved by the membership and NOCA became the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). Today, ICE is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing educational, networking and advocacy resources for the credentialing community. ICE’s accrediting body, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), evaluates certification organization for compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA's Standards exceed the requirements set forth by the American Psychological Association and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ICE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a Standards Developer.

Mission: The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) advances credentialing through education, standards, research, and advocacy to ensure competence across professions and occupations.

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11/12/2020

We hope you enjoyed this year’s first-ever Virtual ICE Exchange and were able to make the most out of your virtual experience! You’ll have access to every recorded session through March 6, 2021 so don’t forget to come back and watch any sessions you missed.

Thank you to our 2020 Virtual Exchange Sponsors!
11/11/2020

Thank you to our 2020 Virtual Exchange Sponsors!

Welcome to Day 3 of the 2020 Virtual ICE Exchange! We’re continuing this morning at 10:45 AM EST! Don’t miss out on toni...
11/11/2020

Welcome to Day 3 of the 2020 Virtual ICE Exchange! We’re continuing this morning at 10:45 AM EST! Don’t miss out on tonight’s closing ceremony starting at 5PM EST to recognize the I.C.E. awards recipients, and celebrate the credentialing profession with a series of Ignite Presentations. #ExchangewithICE

Are you earning Exchanging Rewards? Get community points for participating in networking and engagement activities, incl...
11/10/2020

Are you earning Exchanging Rewards? Get community points for participating in networking and engagement activities, including meeting with industry partners and attending meetings or coffee chats! We will randomly select from our top 10 participants at the end of the event to win prizes! Learn more: https://bit.ly/366ZuII #ExchangewithICE

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2020 Virtual ICE Exchange! Don’t miss out on the Research and Development Summit taking place at...
11/10/2020

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2020 Virtual ICE Exchange! Don’t miss out on the Research and Development Summit taking place at 12:00 PM EST. Hear from ICE's Research and Development Committee as they discuss topics, projects, and activities the committee has been pursuing throughout the year. #ExchangewithICE

We invite you to unwind tonight and join us for Trivia Night at 6:00 PM EST! Complete with a live and engaging trivia ho...
11/09/2020

We invite you to unwind tonight and join us for Trivia Night at 6:00 PM EST! Complete with a live and engaging trivia host, you’ll get the full pub trivia experience without having to leave your couch! Add Trivia Night to your personal agenda. #ExchangewithICE

11/09/2020

Are you enjoying Day 1 so far? Share your photos from the ICE Virtual Exchange and don’t forget to use the hashtag #ExchangewithICE!

Welcome to Day 1 of the ICE Virtual Exchange! We kicked off this morning at 10:45 AM EST with a full lineup of diverse l...
11/09/2020

Welcome to Day 1 of the ICE Virtual Exchange! We kicked off this morning at 10:45 AM EST with a full lineup of diverse learning opportunities, dedicated networking time, and a virtual Innovation Hall to connect with industry partners. #ExchangewithICE

11/06/2020

We’re only THREE days away from the ICE Virtual Exchange! The online platform we selected has great capabilities for flexibly building your personal schedule and navigating the program. Don’t miss out and register today: https://bit.ly/3mWIKKK #ExchangewithICE

I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/b21c0b02420a/ices-credentialing-insights-new-article...
10/29/2020
I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles

I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/b21c0b02420a/ices-credentialing-insights-new-articles-n30o542xwd-12590586

Updated regularly, I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights is your go-to source for the latest news, trends and information impacting credentialing and accreditation. Be the first to read new articles by following I.C.E.'s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter channels.  See what’s new this month, plus past...

Register for Today's Webinar: ISO 17024 Accreditation: Why and How - https://mailchi.mp/95185e647de3/certificate-program...
10/27/2020
Register for Today's Webinar: ISO 17024 Accreditation: Why and How

Register for Today's Webinar: ISO 17024 Accreditation: Why and How - https://mailchi.mp/95185e647de3/certificate-program-for-the-credentialing-specialist-12589494

 TODAY! Tuesday, October 27 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET  Live Webinar Member price: $90 | Non-member price: $135 Achieving initial accreditation for a certification program, or programs, is a significant accomplishment. Maintaining that accreditation takes commitment. Some organizations go a step beyond,...

Join your I.C.E. Colleagues for a Half-day Workshop - https://mailchi.mp/1c9835dc11cf/ice-virtual-exchange-2020-registra...
10/22/2020
Join your I.C.E. Colleagues for a Half-day Workshop

Join your I.C.E. Colleagues for a Half-day Workshop - https://mailchi.mp/1c9835dc11cf/ice-virtual-exchange-2020-registration-now-open-12587622

ICE is hosting half-day workshops the week before and after the ICE Virtual Exchange. Registration is limited so reserve your spot now.   Can’t attend the virtual conference but interested in a workshop? All attendees are welcome. Register through the Exchange registration site, and select “Ha...

ICE’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/credentialingexcellence/ices-credentialing-insights-new...
10/01/2020
ICE’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles

ICE’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/credentialingexcellence/ices-credentialing-insights-new-articles-n30o542xwd-12577602

Updated regularly, ICE’s Credentialing Insights is your go-to source for the latest news, trends and information impacting credentialing and accreditation. Be the first to read new articles by following ICE's Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter channels.  See what’s new this month, plus past top-p...

08/27/2020

Congratulations to Samantha Evans, CAE, MBA (she/her), IAAP, and ICE staff member Katie Scott on earning their CAE certification!

Join ICE in celebrating this accomplishment below.

#Credentialing #CAE #Accomplishment

ICE’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/credentialingexcellence/ices-credentialing-insights-new...
08/27/2020
ICE’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles

ICE’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/credentialingexcellence/ices-credentialing-insights-new-articles-n30o542xwd-12564986

Updated regularly, ICE’s Credentialing Insights is your go-to source for the latest news, trends, and information impacting credentialing and accreditation. Be the first to read new articles by following ICE's Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter channels.  See what’s new this month, plus past top-p...

Have you downloaded Janice Moore's "Governing for Success: Establishing a Governance Structure to Support Certification ...
08/18/2020
ICE : Blogs : WP20 Governing for Success: Establishing a Governance Structure to Support Certification Program Operations

Have you downloaded Janice Moore's "Governing for Success: Establishing a Governance Structure to Support Certification Program Operations" publication?

ICE Members can download this new white paper for free!

https://www.credentialingexcellence.org/blog/wp20-governing-for-success

The paper addresses certification program directors and managers, organization executives, and volunteer leaders interested in improving governance and re-evaluating their organizational structure with the goal of complying with National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and/or ISO/IEC 17024...

ICE’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/credentialingexcellence/ices-credentialing-insights-new...
07/30/2020
ICE’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles

ICE’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/credentialingexcellence/ices-credentialing-insights-new-articles-n30o542xwd-12511054

Updated regularly, ICE’s Credentialing Insights is your go-to source for the latest news, trends, and information impacting credentialing and accreditation. Be the first to read new articles by following ICE's Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter channels.  See what’s new this month, plus past top-p...

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Hello, The Behavior Analyst Certification Board allows Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) to operate in Canton, Massachusetts at the Judge Rotenberg Center of extremely painful Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) electric skin shock, what the U.N. calls “torture” and what the FDA recently announced it will ban. Please proceed according to your standards and stop them. (https://www.judgerc.org/tablet/board-of-directors.html) Typically, the behaviorists will not condemn this activity publicly. We have asked them. I represent a group called ABA Leaks. We are in Facebook. We appeal to you. Sincerely, Dave Altier, Master of Arts in Teaching
Any personal trainers here, i am trying to decide between ACE or NASM.I have no science background, my bachelors is Criminal justice.I get anxiety thinking about TEST and i dont know where to start. How often do you have to renew your certification. Is the test on computer on your own or a state.exam?
Can anybody tell me if PSI is the only center that can be used for NCCA exams?