ICE is proud to publish the first American National Standard for certificate programs, ICE 1100 2010(E) – Standard for Assessment-Based Certificate Programs (2009). The Standard specifies essential requirements for certificate programs and provides guidance to program providers, consumers, and others on what defines a high-quality program.
This paper provides detailed information on the development of the ICE 1100 certificate standard. This publication provides a wealth of information on the development of the standard, rationale for key requirements, and linking the requirements to industry best practices.
Join Brian Bontemp, PhD and Michelle Nolin, CPLP as they distinguish the unique purposes and goals of assessment-based certificate programs vs. certification programs. Identify the needs of your organization and your stakeholders to determine which program best suits your desired outcomes.
Designed for staff and volunteers of education and training programs, this four-module e-Learning course provides staff you with hands-on instruction and good practices for administering an assessment-based certificate program.
The Assessment-based Certificate Accreditation Committee (ACAC) created a set of psychometric guidelines to assist certificate program administrators with demonstrating compliance to the ICE 1100 Standard, and in particular, Standard 7 on the Development, Conduct, and Evaluation of Assessments. In this session, presenters provide a detailed orientation to some of these guidelines, with a focus on aligning assessments with learning objectives and conforming to best practices surrounding assessment policies and procedures.
The Assessment-based Certificate Accreditation Committee (ACAC) has created a set of psychometric guidelines to assist certificate program administrators with demonstrating compliance to the ICE 1100 Standard, and in particular, Standard 7 on the Development, Conduct, and Evaluation of Assessments. In this session, presenters use the guidelines as a framework to provide guidance on psychometric issues such as how to administer, score, and evaluate assessments in a manner that meets the Standard.
There’s a lot of buzz about microcredentials, but what are they? Are they certification or education? How are they different from traditionally offered credentials? Is a digital badge a microcredential? Why should we consider offering them? What's involved in developing and granting them? Those questions and more will be addressed in this webcast lead by Mickie Rops, CAE, an experienced and trusted advisor in education and credentialing.
In the concurrent session, Validation Strategies for Assessment-Based Certificate (ABC) Programs,, various options for validating assessments and shared. Learn which situations require a job analysis study and alternative validation strategies for situations where a job analysis is not necessary.
Gain clarity on the differences between a certificate and certification program, including three major differences based on ICE and ISO (ANSI) definitions and standards, and learn a basic method of evaulating the quality of a these types of programs.