Last week, the Board of Certification/Accreditation’s President & CEO, Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, assumed leadership as Board Chair of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) Board of Directors. The announcement was made at the ICE Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon and a ceremonial gavel was passed to the newly elected Chair.
Earlier this year, Zacharias was re-elected to the ICE Board of Directors for a second three-year term. She has served as Secretary-Treasurer for the past two years and will serve as Board Chair for the first year of the current term. Zacharias’s re-election to the Board demonstrates the credentialing community’s confidence in her leadership and dedication to the field.
ICE is a professional membership association that advances credentialing through education, standards, research, and advocacy to ensure proficiency across professions and occupations.
The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), ICE’s accrediting body, evaluates certification programs to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the assessment of professional competency. To date, NCCA has accredited approximately 300 programs from more than 120 organizations. All of BOC’s orthotic and prosthetic certification programs are NCCA-accredited.
On continuing her commitment to the ICE Board of Directors, Zacharias said, “I am pleased and proud to take on the role of ICE Board Chair. I have enjoyed my experience on the ICE Board of Directors and I look forward to what ICE will accomplish in 2016.”