Get the Most Out of I.C.E Exchange with the CredHQ Team

By Denise Hoover | November 1, 2021

Conferences are a great way to get to know your industry peers, and they provide great social events. I researched tips to get the most out of attending any conference, and I thought I’d share some of what I learned.

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Is Your Certification Board as AGILE as an Aircraft Carrier?

By Stephen Spruce | October 18, 2021

Being TRUSTFUL is the underlying strength of your certification program. TRUSTFUL helps you build a strong vessel, but AGILE helps you pilot a vessel like an aircraft carrier so that it can quickly respond to change.

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9 Expert Tips to Help You Excel at Writing Certification Technology RFPs

By Carlos Restrepo | September 29, 2021

To help out with your RFP, we went to some of the smartest people we know – consultants who provide a bridge between their certification-board clients and vendors – and asked them for their best advice about preparing to write an RFP. They write proposals every week, so we knew we’d get great tips.

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How Certification Boards Can Generate New Revenue by Developing Career Centers

By Carlos Restrepo | August 4, 2021

Boards establish the benchmarks for professional knowledge, skill, and expertise, and they update their certification requirements regularly, ensuring that certificants stay current as industries evolve. That is why I believe boards are in the perfect position to help their certificants find their next jobs, but more importantly, to help them develop satisfying, productive careers.

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Ever Thought About Franchising Your Certification Board?

By Stephen Spruce | July 21, 2021

Have you thought about your Accredited Facilities as a franchise extending the brand and recognition of your Certification? We have. The relationship between a certification board and its accredited facilities varies from industry to industry. We’d like to suggest several positive outcomes that are possible from a closer relationship with accredited facilities.

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Why You Should Invite Corporate Partners to Invest in Your Certification Board

By Stephen Spruce | July 7, 2021

Corporate partners are natural investors in your board. They are already in your ecosystem, and you share common goals. You both want certificants to gain and renew their credentials throughout their careers. You both want to ensure that certification keeps professionals current in their fields. By working together, you can positively influence the certification process, as well as help overcome barriers to renewal.

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Is Your Certification Board Thriving Post-Pandemic? Here’s How It Can.

By Carlos Restrepo | May 26, 2021

You’re also worried, however, about the current state of affairs. Who thought we’d ever have to shut down in-person testing facilities? Or delay exams? Or expand eligibility windows? But we have had to, and we don’t know exactly when that part of the business will completely re-open safely, or if at all.

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