These agencies are involved in "policing" certifying bodies and they have
standards and rules that must be followed. Orgs such as SDMS and SVU have
had many occasions to have to refer to the status of ARDMS as being a NCCA
member and I am sure this is also part of the defense of the CARE bill. 




The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) was created in 1987
by ICE to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through
the accreditation of a variety of certification programs/organizations that
assess professional competence. Certification programs that receive NCCA
Accreditation demonstrate compliance with the NCCA's Standards for the
Accreditation of Certification Programs, which were the first standards for
professional certification programs developed by the industry.


NCCA uses a peer review process to: establish accreditation standards;
evaluate compliance with the standards; recognize organizations/programs
which demonstrate compliance; and serve as a resource on quality
certification. Certification organizations that submit their programs for
accreditation are evaluated based on the process and products, not the
content, and are therefore applicable to all professions and industries. 


NCCA accredited programs certify individuals in a wide range of professions
and occupations including nurses, automotive professionals, respiratory
therapists, counselors, emergency technicians, crane operators and more. To
date, NCCA has accredited over 200 programs from more than 100


Also the following may be of help




Hope this helps




From: UVM Flownet [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lisa Mekenas
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:09 AM
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Subject: Re: recertification


And who is THEIR cerifying agency? What international agency are we talking.
In Europe the MD's do most ultrasounds. I am very interested in these

other agencies whose standards of compliance are being imposed. Where on the
ARDMS web site is this listed? 

I like to follow this "trickle flow" , after all I'm just a vascular tech in
the ARDMS.

I might add, that we have no real powers of diagnosis, as in the MD,ect. 



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