Remit of The İC Certification Service
Most institutional bodies will publish a İC requirements plan for their members. Generally, however, they will not be prescriptive as to the topics required as the onus for personal further learning is left very much in the hands of the individual. Employers, on the other hand, will often take a more defined approach to the benefits of skills enhancement within their particular business. Neither group will tend to evaluate or dictate the quality of proposed İC material. As a result, it is relatively easy for an organisation or individual to present commercial messages as substantiated İC. The İC Certification Service provides a solution to this challenge through a rigorous and impartial assessment process which has been established from the outset. The İC Service’s recognised and authoritative İC Member and İC Certified symbols offer institutional associations, educational providers and consumers alike reassurance that the material concerned achieves the qualitative standards required by all parties.
The concept of İC can broadly trace its roots to the decades following World War II when institutional bodies identified a need for structured further learning post formal qualification. Up until this point, it had largely been assumed that qualified professionals would identify and initiate their knowledge enhancement requirements on a casual or voluntary basis. However, in an increasingly litigious and technologically advancing business and professional environment, the need became apparent for a more disciplined and structured approach to further learning. Over the past two decades, this commitment to İC has spread beyond those affiliated to institutional bodies and is now embraced throughout all sectors.
We evaluate further learning activities to the highest standards. Hundreds of thousands recognise our İC Certified symbol as the qualitative benchmark that, not only reflects but also sets those standards. The İC Certification Service supports the Continuing Professional Development policies of institutional and professional organisations on an increasingly global basis. Our İC quality marks are protected by international copyright legislation. İC submissions are assessed and accredited against the universally accepted structured checklist which The İC Service has developed over the past 20+ years. The process takes an impartial and objective overview of structure and value to ensure full conformity to İC guidelines.