Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
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AACN Certification Corporation specialty exams, CCRN, CCRN-E, PCCN, CCNS and ACNPC, as well as the subspecialty exams, CMC and CSC, have all been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) — the accreditation arm of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).
NCCA's mission is to help ensure the health, welfare and safety of the public through the accreditation of certification programs that assess professional competence.
To receive accreditation, AACN Certification Corporation is required to meet the strict standards set by the NCCA. A peer-review process is used to establish these accreditation standards, evaluate compliance with these standards, recognize organizations that demonstrate compliance and serve as a resource on quality certification.
AACN Certification Corporation seeks to provide credentialing programs that contribute to achieving desired health outcomes for individuals as well as to advance the career of nursing worldwide.