Established in 2002, Certification Institute is one of the leading professional certification institutes in the United States. Based in Little Rock, Ark., the institute offers consulting services to trade associations and industry leaders regarding new and existing certification programs. It also provides a series of services in need assessments, feasibility studies, facilitation of program design, cost estimates as well as other aspects of program planning and development. The firm specializes in working with industry representatives to identify important practices and professional qualifications. Certification Institute also specializes in developing and maintaining program manuals, websites, verification procedures and databases to support ongoing program administration.