NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions’ Accreditation from International Certification Accreditation Council Results in Increased Pre-Employment Testing Inquiries

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The ICAC's recent accreditation of NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions confirms the validity of their programs. NOCTI provides performance testing, college credit, and other CTE credentials, and Nocti Business Solutions provides standardized learning, custom test development, and prior learning assessments.

"The ICAC accreditation underscores that NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions provide quality services to those involved in validating technical competence," NOCTI President and CEO John Foster said.

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions’ accreditation from the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC) has resulted in increased inquiries related to pre-employment testing. The ICAC accreditation ensures that a neutral third party has properly evaluated both organizations (NOCTI and NBS) and held them up to international standards. ICAC accreditation signifies that NOCTI's career and technical education (CTE) credentialing process, as well as Nocti Business Solutions' technical skill assessments, follow the best international industry practices and standards.

The ICAC is an alliance dedicated to assuring competency, professional management, and service to the public by encouraging and setting standards for licensing, certification, and credentialing programs. The ICAC's recent accreditation of NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions confirms the validity of their programs. NOCTI provides performance testing, college credit, and other CTE credentials, and Nocti Business Solutions provides standardized learning, custom test development, and prior learning assessments.

“The ICAC accreditation underscores that NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions provide quality services to those involved in validating technical competence," NOCTI President and CEO John Foster said. "The accreditation demonstrates that internal processes and procedures meet the internationally accepted standards of ISO 17024. We look forward to a continued relationship with ICAC and to advocating their services to our partners."

In this age of educational accountability, the CTE community is also focused on using credentials that are valid, reliable, and meet industry-standards so there has been increased attention on the accreditation of assessment providers. Foster believes that the organizations’ work is important not only to CTE communities but also to the entire nation’s economy, infrastructure and ability for our students to compete globally.

The standards outlined in ISO 17024 focus on conformity assessment and regulate general requirements for certification. These standards create a global benchmark for personnel certification programs, helping guarantee that they operate in a consistent, comparable and reliable manner worldwide. Those with certifications from organizations that meet these standards, such as NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions, have met requirements that translate internationally.

For more information on NOCTI's accreditation from the ICAC, you can contact the organization at (231) 796-4890 or on their website http://www.nocti.org. NOCTI is located at 500 N. Bronson Ave., Big Rapids, MI, 49307. More information on Nocti Business Solutions can be found at http://noctibusiness.com/.

NOCTI is the nation's largest provider of industry partner certifications and industry-based credentials for career and technical education programs. Through the use of various assessments, NOCTI provides credible solutions for assessing both student and teacher competence, for data-driven instructional improvement and for regulatory requirements. Nocti Business Solutions tailors performance assessments for each client's needs, helping them meet their goals through pre-employment testing, performance assessment, prior learning assessment and customized job skills assessment.

*The accreditation of NOCTI is affiliated with the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC) and should not be confused with ANSI’s International Conformity Assessment Committee (ICAC) or ISO CASCO.

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