CNG Events

CNG has kicked off 2022 with our first event held on February 9th. Donald Balasa and Johnna Gueorguieva answered the question, "Should an association develop a microcredential in the COVID-19 (and post-COVID-19) world—even if it (or its certifying body or continuing education body) has offered a successful 'macrocredential' for many years?" Click on this link to learn more and listen to the recorded presentation:

The CNG Board and Planning committees will continue to support the CNG membership community while giving special consideration to the impact the pandemic will have on future events. Information will be posted to our website as it becomes available.

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Upcoming events

    • 07 Dec 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online

    CNG Virtual Meeting

    Constant Vigilance

    December 7, 2022
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time)



    Protecting a credentialing body’s intellectual property has become more difficult during COVID as many organizations moved to remote proctoring while test sites were closed. Now in a somewhat post-COVID world, how has COVID affected how credentialing organizations look at security? This session will gather a variety of credentialing professionals to provide their perspective on security concerns and threats in the current testing environment. Speakers will share their stories as they respond to security questions based their experiences.

    Discussion topics include:  

    • Security Breaches
    • Remote Proctoring
    • Studying Sites
    • Proactive Security Actions
    • Policy
    • Data Analysis
    • Copyrighting/Intellectual Property


    Nicole Tucker is the Senior Director of Statistical Reporting and Analytics at PSI Services LLC, leading a team of Statistical Analysts, Psychometricians, and Research Scientists specializing in psychometric reporting and analytics to support the development of valid and reliable high-stakes assessments. In addition to psychometric reporting, Nicole manages the development and application of data forensic techniques used to detect trends consistent with fraudulent test-taking behavior, like proxy testing and item harvesting. Nicole holds a Master of Science in Statistics, Measurement, and Assessment, and Research Technology (SMART) from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has over 15 years of experience in test development and quantitative assessments.

    Bob Whorton is Manager of Compliance and Security at the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). NCEES is a nonprofit organization made up of engineering and surveying licensing boards from all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It develops and administers the exams used for engineering and surveying licensure throughout the country. As Manager of Compliance and Security, Bob is responsible for all areas of exam security including all exam-related incidents and irregularities. He has been at NCEES for 19 years. Before joining NCEES, Bob practiced as a consulting engineer for nearly 20 years. He is a licensed professional engineer in South Carolina.

    Camille Thompson is Vice President, Test Security at College Board, where she leads a team of security professionals in protecting the integrity of College Board’s exams. Camille works with stakeholders to provide strategic advice and investigative support for the SAT, PSAT, Advanced Placement Exams, CLEP and ACCUPLACER exams.   Camille began her career in the testing industry with ACT, leading test security, test administration and test accommodations work in support of ACT’s assessments.  Prior to her career in the testing industry, Camille practiced as a corporate and corporate finance attorney in Chicago. She is actively involved in Association of Test Publishers (ATP), contributing to several ATP publications and conferences as well as volunteering as past chair of the ATP Security Committee.

    Cory Clark is the Director of Operational Excellence at Meazure Learning. He oversees the Quality, Security, Training and Process Improvement Teams. His team manages the quality of proctors and platform, investigates issues and complaints, identifies and remediates security issues, creates training , and produces new policies and procedures as improvement opportunities are identified. Cory graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Management Information Systems and a minor in Computer Science. He recently completed an Executive MBA Degree and holds certifications in Agile Project Management as well as Lean Six Sigma. 

    Rachel R. Watkins Schoenig, J.D., is the CEO of Cornerstone Strategies, a boutique firm dedicated to ensuring a foundation of trust for the assessment industry. Specializing in exam security and privacy services, the firm supports testing programs across the globe. Rachel also has the privilege of serving as Examity’s first chief science officer where she focuses on evolving Examity’s industry-leading approach to online proctoring, with a particular emphasis on enhancing security, privacy and the overall exam experience. Rachel brings a wealth of experience in international high-stakes testing.  In the past decade, she created industry alliances to develop proctor training videos, led development of new data forensics, redesigned the security framework for an international multi-product testing company, developed an industry-leading program to deter impersonation testing, and designed innovative applications for use on personal devices.  Rachel is admitted to practice law in several jurisdictions. Prior to founding Cornerstone, Rachel was the past Head of Test Security for ACT, Inc. where she leveraged her legal, international, and testing experience to improve exam security. 

Past events

28 Sep 2022 Career Paths to Credentialing (IN-PERSON OR ONLINE)
31 Aug 2022 Credential As You Go Initiative
13 Jul 2022 How being intentional with your SME program affects your exam
25 May 2022 Multi–modal Test Delivery – Considerations and Implementation
14 Apr 2022 Blending the Principles of Credentialing with Real-World Applications: How Does It Work?
30 Mar 2022 The Importance of Governance Boards and Selecting Public Members
09 Feb 2022 Should your association develop a microcredential? Questions to answer and a case study
01 Dec 2021 CNG Virtual Event - Credentialing and Accessibility: Exploring Ways to Incorporate Accessibility into Your Credentialing Programs
27 Oct 2021 CNG Virtual Event: Ways to Approach and Develop Your Organization’s Value Proposition
22 Sep 2021 September 22, 2021 CNG Virtual Meeting
29 Jun 2021 June 29, 2021 CNG Virtual Meeting
05 May 2021 May 5th, 2021 Chicago CNG Virtual Meeting
25 Mar 2021 Welcoming Environments® In The Association World: A Data Driven Assessment of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
21 Jan 2021 Getting the Most Mileage Out of Your Social Media Content
15 Dec 2020 Building Championship Caliber Board Teams
07 Oct 2020 How Credentials Can Close the COVID Divide
31 Jul 2020 Managing a Crisis—Lessons Learned from COVID-19
17 Jun 2020 Managing During Disruption: How Certification Organizations are Retaining and Growing Business
26 Feb 2020 Planning and Facilitating Your Credential Program Meetings
19 Feb 2020 The Future of Work - (Event is not affiliated with CNG.)
04 Dec 2019 New and Small Certification Programs
13 Nov 2019 Chicago Quarterly Meeting: Maintenance of Credentials
11 Sep 2019 CNG September Washington, D.C. Event: Maintenance of Certification Panel Discussion
07 Aug 2019 Micro Credentialing: The whats, the hows and the future
12 Jun 2019 CNG June Washington, D.C. Event
15 May 2019 Luncheon Announcement: Special Invitation for the CNG Member
15 May 2019 The Life-Cycle of Exam Items from Conception to Retirement
27 Mar 2019 CNG March D.C. Event
27 Feb 2019 Certification Network Group (CNG) Chicago Quarterly Meeting
05 Dec 2018 CNG Roundtable Event
14 Nov 2018 CNG Open Space
12 Sep 2018 How the Shortage in Qualified Workers is Impacting Credentialing
08 Aug 2018 Mini-Learning Sessions on Credentialing Program Security
20 Jun 2018 CNG D.C. Event: A Robust Update on Legal Topics Concerning Certification Programs
16 May 2018 Opportunity in Adversity: How Challenges in Healthcare Certification Fuel Innovation
21 Mar 2018 How the Shortage in Qualified Workers is Impacting Credentialing
28 Feb 2018 Contextual Assessment: Games as evidence of competency

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