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A Look at Certification for Retirees

After retirement, an individual may still want to be active in their field or find that they need to return to the workforce. In these cases, some certifying bodies will offer a retirement status. Learn more about the development of retiree certifications and the value they bring to an organization with members transitioning into the post-career stage of their lives.

Implications for Remote Work for Certification Organizations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many groups have shifted to work-from-home arrangements for the foreseeable future. For certification organizations, however, remote work can pose credentialing specific challenges, in addition to legal and practical issues.

Lessons Learned From Virtual Test Development Meetings

Due to the pandemic, many organizations and groups have had to shift their test development meetings from being in person to virtual. Hear what exam development hosts, facilitators/psychometricians and subject matter experts (SMEs) have to say about switching to a virtual format and the tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way.

Denied but Not Discouraged — Moving Forward to NCCA Accreditation Success

Finding out the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) denied your organization's application for initial accreditation — after months of planning and hard work — can be discouraging. SeaCrest co-founder Janice Moore shares tips on how to stay positive, reevaluate and further strengthen a program for reapplication.

Key Takeaways From the ICE Microcredentialing Pulse Survey

Earlier this year, the ICE Microcredentialing Task Force conducted the ICE Microcredentialing Pulse Survey to define and better understand current and future plans for microcredentials. Read on to learn about key takeaways, respondent feedback and stakeholder insight.

When a Pandemic Accelerates Innovation: Testing and Assessment in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

Due to COVID-19, organizations have had to adapt their testing and assessment measures. Learn how the pandemic has accelerated innovation related to one testing company’s operations, communication and technology, and how these changes are shaping the future of the industry.

Managing Certification Renewals in COVID-19: Part 2

In part two of our Managing Certification Renewals Q&A, we spoke with ICE members Ben Babcock, PhD, and Robert C. Shaw, Jr., PhD, to learn more about how their organizations have pivoted their certification renewal processes in wake of COVID-19.

Managing Certification Renewals in COVID-19: Part 1

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations have had to pivot their strategies for managing certification renewals. In part one of our two-part Q&A, we spoke with Steven Garner, PMP, and Mihaiela Gugiu, PhD, to learn how their organizations have altered their respective renewal processes.

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Business Planning

In wake of COVID-19, organizations were forced to swiftly retool their business plans. Hear from ICE members Vicki Gremelsbacker and Mina Larson on how they navigated their teams through uncertainty, communicated key changes to stakeholders and what they see as long-term impacts on their businesses.

Security Considerations for the Changing Workforce Environment

As working remotely becomes common, an organization’s confidential data can be more easily compromised. Learn how your organization can better protect its data by reviewing and updating digital information safeguard, clean desk and bring your own device (BYOD) policies.

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