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An Update on the ICE 1100 Standards Revision

In December 2017, ICE publicly announced its intention to revise the ICE 1100 Standard for Assessment-Based Certificate Programs, and the community is invited to participate in public review. Learn more about the process, the state of revisions to date and how you can participate.

Using Nudges to Improve the Credentialing Program

When people want to take action but have difficulty following through, behavioral design tools called “nudges” can help. Learn how you can use nudges in assessment to support examinees, subject-matter experts and other stakeholders in taking actions they already want to do.

How Secure is Your Exam? A Q&A with ICE Exchange Presenter Katie Gottwaldt

When was the last time you checked in on the security of your organization’s exams? As technology evolves, so do tactics of those trying to thwart efforts to keep tests and intellectual property as secure as possible.

How to Start a New Certification

Setting up a new high-quality certification program takes time, resources and a considerable amount of planning. This article will provide a roadmap of recommended steps organizations may wish to consider during strategic planning of a new certification program.

Using Data Forensics to Detect Cheating: An Illustration

Data forensics can be a valuable tool to help identify test security breaches and irregular testing behavior, and it can be used to trigger a test-security investigation. In this article, we look at a few methods that can be used to help detect such instances of cheating.

5 Things You Should Know About Stackable Credentials

The popularity of stackable credentials offer promise toward closing the skills gap that many U.S. companies seem to face. However, there are differing definitions of what stackable credentials are. This article attempts to clarify and dispel some of the myths according to widely-recognized sources.

Employing Blockchain in Credentialing Practices

Blockchain is being implemented in the credentialing space for things like digital badging and learning community management systems. This article provides a basic understanding of this emerging technology and its potential applications for security in credentialing practices.

GDPR: What You Should Know

On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, impacting organizations that process EU citizens' data. Learn what GDPR could mean for you, plus download a sample Privacy Notice template from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Strategic Responses for Certification Agencies on Social Media

Organizations are often hesitant to be active on social media because, in addition to creating content, they have to manage feedback from their audience - which can be unpredictable. Knowing social media is a valuable opportunity to engage your audience, however, how can you make it work?

Advancing Credentialing with the ICE R&D Committee

The ICE R&D Committee keeps pace with cutting-edge trends and best practices in credentialing, in order to keep the larger community informed. We spoke with John Wickett, R&D Committee Chair, to learn how the group operates, highlights from 2017 and see what they have in store this year.

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