The Value of NCCA Accreditation
The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) offers accreditation to professional certification programs through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Accreditation is a process by which a certification program is evaluated against defined standards by a third party. When the certification program is in compliance with these defined standards, it is awarded recognition. That recognition is called accreditation.
Accreditation allows certification programs to demonstrate to the profession it represents and to the general public that the program has met stringent standards set by the credentialing profession. Accreditation further enhances a certification program's credibility and legitimacy by providing impartial, third party oversight of a detailed conformity assessment system. Accreditation is more than just a logo that goes on a website. It shows a commitment to quality assurance and continuous quality enhancement for a certification program.