The changing landscape of credentialing has prompted traditional organization to offer more value for its credentials. Learn how one organization embarked on a public education campaign to increase advocacy and recognition of its credentials.
Military personnel have unique difficulties translating their experience into the civilian workforce and many professions do not effectively translate their needs into military skill sets. In this article, learn how several organizations came together to help bridge this gap.
In recent years, the American Board of Anesthesiologists (ABA) has come under increasing pressure to make continuing certification programs more relevant, less burdensome and less costly for diplomates. Discover how this was achieved with the creation of MOCA 2.0.
The changing nature of accounting and other professions has driven test blueprint development toward an evidence-centered design approach. In this article, we explore how organizations can gather such evidence by listening to test takers.
How do you start a career in credentialing? For some, it’s more happenstance than planned. This was the case for Pam Weber, who began her career in agriculture. Today, she works for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and is actively involved in ICE’s career pathway efforts.
Speaking at a conference like the ICE Exchange is a great professional development opportunity, as well as a way of sharing your expertise with peers. We spoke with a few past ICE Exchange presenters to get their take on the benefits of submitting proposals.
Learn about the ICE Research and Development committee’s activities, what’s on the horizon and the benefits of such research from John Wickett (2018 committee chair) and Patricia Muenzen (2019 committee chair).
In 2018, more than a dozen public members attended the ICE Exchange. Two of them – Kevin Harris and Ben Klein – are bright, energetic millennials who conveyed their enthusiasm about being public members during a joint interview at the conference in Austin.
Cynthia Durley, MEd, MBA, was the 2018 recipient of the ICE Lifetime Achievement Award. In this interview, Durley recounts her more than 35 years’ experience with ICE, how she first entered the field and her advice for what it takes to be a good mentor.
Managing a workplace comprised of multiple generations can seem like a daunting task on paper, but it may be easier than you think. In this infographic, we highlight key traits of each generation and ways to mind the (generational) gap.
In this continued series, we explore the role of the public member, interviewing individuals and telling their story – their experience, triumphs and challenges. Hear from Thomas Hartsell Jr., who serves as public member for the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc.
Respiratory therapists who hold credentials from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBCR) have evolved from solely generalists in 1961, to a diverse group that includes specialists. Learn how NBRC navigated these updates, including the creation of a mobile-friendly assessment platform.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The path to accreditation is not usually a one-and-done endeavor. It takes patience, careful planning and trial and error. Hear about the application process from Lisa Nemzo, president of the American Polarity Therapy Association, whose organization recently received accreditation earlier this year.
A lot goes into a psychometrician’s thought process when evaluating a program’s test. This article will help you understand how tests are evaluated and what can be done differently to achieve better outcomes in the future.
Deciding to start or create a new certification program can be a big decision for an organization to make. Cynthia Allen and Lori Tinkler will share their insights on this topic at the ICE Exchange. Get a preview of their session in this interview.
Dr. Isabelle Gonthier has been involved with the NCCA since 2014 and will finish her term as chair this November. Discover why this has been her most rewarding volunteer role to date, and get the story of her career path in credentialing, as well as advice for those just starting in the field.
Reliability is a foundational principal of assessment. When conceptualizing testing as a measurement activity, reliability can be thought of as the consistency or comparability of repeated measurements of the same or like subjects. Learn about this psychometric term in this deep dive on the concept.