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Fundamental Topics in Certification

Previously known as Certification 101

Designed for New Staff and Volunteers

Use ICE's Fundamental Topics in Certification online modules as training tools for new certification staff or as on-boarding tools for volunteer leaders. Set up your staff and volunteers for success by providing them basic knowledge and good practices for administering a certification program.
 

Quality Content

The concepts and practices discussed in the modules are based on the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Standards for Accreditation of Certification ProgramsModules may be purchased as a full package (with the option for multiple users) or individually.

Online Module Topics:

  • The Business of Certification
  • Program Governance and Operations
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Psychometric Concepts and Analyses
  • Assessment Development and Delivery
  • Legal Concepts Related to Credentialing

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Easy, Online Format

Written by credentialing industry experts, each module features a presentation, accompanying slides, and learning checkpoints that allow participants to measure how quickly they're grasping the concepts. Each module averages forty-five minutes to one hour in length.

Earn Credit

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Upon completion of the full Fundamental Topics in Certification course, you will receive a digital badgeDigital badges allow anyone who views your badges to easily click to verify your credentials by providing a link to ICE metadata that cannot be falsified or duplicated. 

For single modules, a certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of all of the modules within the package you purchased.

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As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. Completion of the full course may count for 6 credits, and single modules for 1 credit. For more information about the CAE credentialing or Approved Program program, please visit www.whatiscae.org

Fundamental Topics in Certification FAQs


What is the cost?


Full Package: six month access
Includes all 6 modules for 2 separate users
Individual Module: six month access
Includes 1 module of choice for 1 user
ICE Members
                  
$750* $175
Non-Members $1,050** $225

*Once a full package has been purchased, add additional users for only $250 per user. Offer to add additional users only valid in the year that the full package was purchased. Contact info@credentialingexcellence.org to verify your qualification.
**Once a full package has been purchased add additional users for only $350 per user. Offer to add additional users only valid in the year that the full package was purchased. Contact info@credentialingexcellence.org to verify your qualification.

 

How long will it take me to complete each module?


Each module averages forty-five minutes to one hour in length.

 

When will I be granted access and how long will I have to complete the learning and corresponding assessments?


Full Package Purchases:
Please allow for up to three (3) business days for ICE staff to create learning licenses for your designated users. Access instructions will be emailed directly to those designated users: if they do not receive this email, please ask them to double-check spam folders and make sure that info@credentialingexcellence.org is added to their safe-sender lists. 

The online modules will be available for a six month period beginning on the date that ICE staff emails access instructions to the user.


Individual Module Purchases:
Access begins immediately.The module will be tied to the account of the ICE user who was logged in to make the purchase. Access instructions will be emailed to that user in an automated confirmation email upon receipt of payment: i
f you do not receive this email, please double-check your spam folders and make sure that info@credentialingexcellence.org is added to your safe-sender list. 

The online module will be available for a six month period beginning on the date of purchase.

 

 

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