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.

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March 31 Open Meeting with NCCA Standards Revision Main Committee - https://mailchi.mp/0c4ccfec6e77/ice-weekly-12640982
03/12/2021
March 31 Open Meeting with NCCA Standards Revision Main Committee

March 31 Open Meeting with NCCA Standards Revision Main Committee - https://mailchi.mp/0c4ccfec6e77/ice-weekly-12640982

Open Meeting with the NCCA Standards Revision Main Committee Wednesday, March 31 11:00am - 1:00pm ET Register Now - free to attend Background For the past sixteen months, over 30 individuals representing various stakeholder categories have contributed to the NCCA Standards revision project. The in...

I.C.E. has New Logos on the Way! - https://mailchi.mp/a698a9a6a6cb/ice-weekly-12632382
03/02/2021
I.C.E. has New Logos on the Way!

I.C.E. has New Logos on the Way! - https://mailchi.mp/a698a9a6a6cb/ice-weekly-12632382

The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.) is in the process of refreshing its brand and offering a new look to its accredited programs. This week, I.C.E. will launch its new logo and digital badge for ACAP and ICE 1100 Accredited Programs.  I.C.E.'s digital badges provide our badge hold...

I.C.E. has New Logos on the Way! - https://mailchi.mp/93518b20c829/ice-weekly-12632362
03/02/2021
I.C.E. has New Logos on the Way!

I.C.E. has New Logos on the Way! - https://mailchi.mp/93518b20c829/ice-weekly-12632362

The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.) is in the process of refreshing its brand and offering a new look to its members. This week, I.C.E. will launch its new Proud Member logo and digital badge to its members. I.C.E.'s digital badges provide our badge holders increased value to their o...

I.C.E. Has Transformed Our Brand - https://mailchi.mp/a7096ca645fb/ice-weekly-12631382
02/17/2021
I.C.E. Has Transformed Our Brand

I.C.E. Has Transformed Our Brand - https://mailchi.mp/a7096ca645fb/ice-weekly-12631382

The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.) provides a supportive learning and networking community for credentialing professionals and organizations. In addition to membership, I.C.E. offers pathways for certification and certificate programs to earn accreditation. As such, I.C.E. refresh...

I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/c7c58c25476a/ices-credentialing-insights-new-article...
01/28/2021
I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles

I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/c7c58c25476a/ices-credentialing-insights-new-articles-n30o542xwd-12627138

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...

I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/016fce519856/ices-credentialing-insights-new-article...
01/07/2021
I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles

I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/016fce519856/ices-credentialing-insights-new-articles-n30o542xwd-12619602

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...

I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/fb700532becf/ices-credentialing-insights-new-article...
11/24/2020
I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles

I.C.E.’s Credentialing Insights – New Articles - https://mailchi.mp/fb700532becf/ices-credentialing-insights-new-articles-n30o542xwd-12602222

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...

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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?