The International Certification Accreditation Council is an alliance of organizations
dedicated to assuring competency, professional management, and service to the public
by encouraging and setting standards for licensing, certification, and credentialing
In 1996, a group of association executives chartered the ICAC as a not-for-profit
organization with the purpose of evaluating certification programs. By establishing
a comprehensive set of certification program standards, the ICAC member organizations
have provided associations with guidelines for creating quality programs.
By evaluating specific programs, the public and the industries represented have an
additional level of assurance, knowing that the program has been reviewed by a neutral
third party and been found to meet or exceed reasonable levels of record keeping,
security, objectivity, and professionalism.