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ERIC Number: EJ1120093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Experience Documentation in Assessing Professional Practice or Work Experience: Lessons from Granting Advanced Certification to Health Education Specialists
Gambescia, Stephen F.; Lysoby, Linda; Perko, Michael; Sheu, Jiunn-Jye
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v64 n3 p187-195 2016
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how one profession used an "experience documentation process" to grant advanced certification to qualified certified health education specialists. The competency validation process approved by the certifying organization serves as an example of an additional method, aside from traditional standardized testing or direct (clinical) observation, to validate practitioners' knowledge, skills, and competencies, and to identify needs and subsequent programs for continuing professional education. This unique experience documentation process is an added method available to validate hours of experience required for degree completion programs or some applied graduate programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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