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Can a Document Control System Help Your Certification Program?

November 10, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

We’ve all noticed the change in the composition of companies today. Projects are completed by teams comprised of members located... View Article




Key Considerations for Translating Examinations and Pitfalls to Avoid

June 9, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

We recently provided a few broad “considerations” on the topic of translation of exams for cultural adaptation to a client.... View Article




Ensuring Impartial Assessment in Recertification

May 19, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

At the recent Mid-Term International Accreditation Forum – International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (IAF-ILAC) meeting, a forum where accreditation bodies around... View Article




Calling all Credentialing Organizations: Join a Movement Driving the Future Credentialing Ecosystem

February 8, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

By Roy A. Swift, Ph.D., Executive Director, Workcred What do credentials really mean, anyway? Are they truly valuable or worth... View Article




What is a Psychometrician?

January 25, 2017  | By  | Leave a comment

A psychometrician is a professional who practices the science of measurement, or psychometrics.  Psychometrics is the field of science associated... View Article




Subject Matter Experts – Managing them as a Valuable Asset

December 13, 2016  | By  | 

Co-authored by Vincent Lima and David Cox. In addition to their mission critical human capital contributions, Subject Matter Experts (SME’s)... View Article




Write Item Variants to Save Money and Improve Test Quality

December 6, 2016  | By  | 

An item variant is simply a new test item that is based on an existing test item. Writing item variants... View Article




First, Second and Third Party: What Does it Mean in Certification of Persons?

September 28, 2016  | By  | 4 Comments

ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity Assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons is a standard designed to be used... View Article




Why Certification?

August 17, 2016  | By  | 2 Comments

This is a question we ask many organizations seeking to develop a certification program. It’s not that we want to... View Article




Subject Matter Experts – The Selection Process

July 13, 2016  | By  | Leave a comment

Co-authored by Vincent Lima and David Cox. One of the most valuable and often under managed assets of certification programs... View Article