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Tuesday, March 22, 2011


In an effort to add value to your membership, ISA constantly looks for ways to improve our products and services. The cornerstone of ISA is our education and credentialing program, and as we move to strengthen our opportunities in this area, we are pleased to report that ISA was recently accepted as an Organizational Member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).

Established in 1977, ICE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and serves as a clearinghouse for information on the latest trends and issues of concern to practitioners and organizations focused on certification, licensure, and human resource development. ICE is dedicated to providing resources for the credentialing community, and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a Standards Developer. 

ICE’s accrediting body, The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), is the international leader in setting quality standards for credentialing organizations and grants accreditation to those organizations that meet them. NCCA also evaluates certification organizations for compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Certification Programs. These standards exceed the requirements set forth by the American Psychological Association and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The mission of ICE is to promote excellence in competency assessment for practitioners in all occupations and professions by:

• Providing expertise and guidance
• Developing and implementing standards for accreditation of certification programs
• Providing educational and networking resources
• Serving as an advocate on certification issues

ISA’s long-term goals include gaining national accreditation of our credentialing programs, and continuing our efforts to provide our members with the best education available in the personal property appraisal arena.

Joseph M. Jackson, CAE
Executive Director

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