Evidence-Based Adult Learning With an Innovation Mindset

As best practices and teaching methods have evolved over the years, so has adult learning. Michelle Nolin, CPLP, discusses the thought processes, learning theories and innovation that go into creating evidence-based adult learning that allows the learner to be engaged and retain information.

Gaining a Deeper Knowledge of the Standards: A Q&A With NCCA Commissioner Lindsey Durham

Lindsey Durham first became familiar with the NCCA after helping lead her organization’s accreditation efforts. It was a desire to deepen her knowledge as a subject matter expert, however, that motivated her to join the NCCA Commission as an administrative reviewer.

What Do Gen Zs and Millennials REALLY Think About Certification?

While you can’t read the minds of Gen Zs and millennials, a recent study by Lenora G. Knapp, PhD, Sandra Bauman, PhD, and Liberty Munson, PhD, did the next best thing: surveyed these generations for their thoughts and motivations regarding professional credentialing. Get their takeaways here.

Medical Specialty Boards Chart a New Path for Recertification

Continuing education for the medical field has become a hot-topic debate regarding the value of the Maintenance of Certification program. Learn how the ABMS listened to physicians’ concerns around the MOC program and developed new programs focused on continued learning over time.

A Credentialing 'Jack-of-All-Trades': A Q&A with Sharon Alderson

Sharon Alderson is a self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades for the American Optometric Association (AOA)’s Paraoptometric Certification Programs. Learn more about what goes into being a certificate program manager in this interview.

Partnering to Grow New Perioperative Nurses

The demand for nurses is on the rise, but the United States is facing a nursing shortage. Learn how the Competency & Credentialing Institute and National Institute for First Assisting created a certificate program to combat this issue and introduce nurses to the practice of perioperative nursing.

James Austin Shares His ICE Membership Story

Being an ICE member opens the door to many valuable opportunities, resources and a community of fellow credentialing industry peers. Hear from long time member James Austin as he reflects on his involvement with ICE.

Keyed in to Quality: ICE Volunteer Spotlight with Avis D. Bullard, M.S., CSSBB (ASQ)

Avis Bullard entered the world of credentialing later in her career when she started working at the Board of Pharmacy specialties (BPS), but a strong background in quality assurance made the transition a natural fit.  Learn more about Avis’ career pathway and her involvement with ICE.

Governance – The Golden Key

Governance is the responsibility of the board of directors and the golden key to unlocking the full potential of a credentialing organization. Review the highlights of the legal duties and roles board members have related to the governance of an organization.

Staying Afloat in the Face of a Recession

While the economic forecast is uncertain, governing boards and chief of staff officers need to anticipate how an economic downturn may affect their certification organization. Read on to learn how advanced planning can protect an organization in the face of a recession.


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