What is the difference between credentialing and accreditation?
Credentialing applies to individuals. It is the process of measuring a single person’s skills against national industry standards. To earn 99% of NIMS credentials, an individual completes competency-based performance and theory assessments.
Key competencies include:
Accreditation applies to a training program. It is the process of measuring a training program’s key components against national industry standards.
Key components include:
- Program purpose
- Program features
- Instructional staff / trainers
- Administration / management