ERIC Number: ED131113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Current Practices in Occupational Certification and Licensing Testing.
Hiscox, Michael D.; Nafziger, Dean H.
A study program and test collection project was recently completed by the Clearinghouse for Applied Performance Testing at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL). The project focused on two separate, but related, objectives: compilation of self-study programs leading directly to certification or licensing and development of a survey of occupations to provide both general and specific information on licensing and certification procedures for those occupations in which vocational competence is determined through examination. To determine the availability of certification tests, NWREL staff contacted over 1,000 potential information sources by telephone, first-class mail or personal interview. University and municipal libraries provided available written references, while three computer searches supplied abstracts of significant educational and vocational articles. Overall, the information solicitation phase was judged successful. Adequate information was available on all occupations and programs NWREL wished to include in the compilation, and the information received appears to cover the majority of existing occupational examination processes. (Author/MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Military Testing Association (17th, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, September 15-19, 1975); For a related document, see ED 128 402