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SDO: National Organization for Competency Assurance


Primary Contact

Jim Kendzel
Executive Director
2025 M Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.367.1165
Fax: 202.367.2165

Organizational Overview

NOCA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing educational, networking and advocacy resources for the credentialing community. NOCA’s accrediting body, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), evaluates certification organization for compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA's Standards exceed the requirements set forth by the American Psychological Association and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. NOCA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a Standards Developer.

Scope of Standards Developing Activity

Standards related to credentialing, licensure, personnel certification, education and training leading to certificates, and overall competency assurance.

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