AMS helps clients advance their industry by providing certification, designation, and accreditation programs. AMS provides full-service program management and support including exam development, in conjunction with subject matter experts (SMEs); exam administration and exam management.
AMS has successfully helped three client programs successfully obtain the prestigious National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation. This accreditation provides impartial, third-party validation that your program has met recognized national and international credentialing industry standards for development, implementation, and maintenance of certification programs. This prestigious accreditation has been awarded to only 180 certification programs.
Program Management and Support
AMS’s certification and accreditation professionals manage highly complex, sophisticated programs with constant attention to the quality of the participants’ experience, from prospective candidates to long-term certificants. We strive to create and maintain certification and accreditation programs that are well-respected and highly sought after within their respective industries.
Administrative Support and Guidance
AMS certification experts serve as a resource for prospective and existing certificants, by providing personalized support and addressing all questions and concerns via phone and email. Staff manage the day to day application processing, including administrative tasks such as license verification, reference checks, payment processing, mailing of welcome packs etc, so your board can focus on the big picture items.
Exam Development and Psychometric Validity
AMS professionals work in collaboration with certification governing boards and national testing agencies to ensure that their certification and accreditation programs meet industry standards and are statistically sound and legally defensible. This includes working with psychometricians in conducting a job analysis, item writing, exam review, exam approval, equating, and statistical review and analysis.
AMS assists clients in engaging subject matter experts from relevant fields to develop high-quality exam content, and to ensure consistency and fairness across all exam formats. AMS has experience managing partnerships with various national and international exam vendors to provide a seamless experience for candidates, from initial application and exam scheduling, to test center experience and score reporting.
Need someone to run your Certification or Accreditation program? AMS is here to help.