Across the Industry

‘The Most Fulfilling Volunteer Role’: An Interview with Public Member Gloria Fabrey

Gloria Fabrey is the public member and treasurer on the board of directors for the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Here she shares thoughts on the role: its importance, challenges and rewards.

Public Member Spotlight: Edward Susank, National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists

Edward “Ed” Susank has had a long history of volunteering and serving as a public member for a number of organizations. Here he shares what it takes to be a public member, the challenges and triumphs of the role and his advice for someone considering the role.

Evolving Practices in Recertification: The Competency and Credentialing Institute’s CNOR Credential

When a prestigious credential program is recommended for reassessment, the organizing body must act quickly. Learn how the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) improved their CNOR certification and are supporting over 40,000 CNOR certificants through this change

ICE Exchange Preview: Exams in Transition and Stakeholder Buy-In

We talked to Carla Caro, MA, to get a preview of her ICE Exchange session, which will focus on how to make much-needed updates or changes to an organization’s exams, while ensuring buy-in from stakeholders. Learn why this is an important topic and what you’ll gain from the presentation.

An Update from the Right to Safe Care Coalition

Hear from The Right to Safe Care Coalition (RTSCC) on how they are fighting against the trend of anti-maintenance of certification and legislation that has attempted to undo important systems that help ensure the competence of health care professionals.

Implementing a Stackable Strategy: A Discussion with NFWA and ATD

Transitioning from a traditional certification model and adopting a stackable strategy is a significant change. Hear from two organizations — the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) and the Association for Talent Development (ATD) — who have implemented a stackable strategy.

Meaningful Connections, Actionable Learning: First-Time Attendees on the ICE Exchange

For those new to the credentialing industry, or just new to ICE, the Exchange is a chance to experience first-hand the value of a community that learns together and moves the industry forward. Hear from two first-time attendees to get their perspective in this interview.

ICE Member Focus: Cynthia Kusorgbor-Narh on Helping Pilot Dual Accreditation

What is it like to help pilot a new accreditation for an organization, making it the first to be dually accredited in ISO/IEC 17024 and NCCA — especially as someone new to the credentialing field? We spoke with NCHEC's Cynthia Kusorgbor-Narh, MPH, MCHES® to find out.

Retention Rates for Voluntary Certifications

For the past seven years, the renewal rate for RNs holding the PNCB’s CPN credential has never dropped below 90 percent. The strategies presented here may improve retention rates in any industry’s certification program where a credential is not required for employment.

American Legion Issues State of Credentialing of Service Members and Veterans Report

A report by the American Legion points out that the Department of Defense and military services’ ongoing efforts to encourage credentialing have led to a decrease in the types of military-specific barriers that have been identified over the years.

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