Submitting Campus

Worldwide

Department

Department of Graduate Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-2017

Abstract/Description

• The process for developing and scoring a certification exam is complicated and uses a scientific and mathematical psychometric process to achieve defendable outcomes.

• However, how much of the process is well understood by either the general public, employers or even safety and health professionals?

• The information presented is intended to help the safety and health professional understand why and how a properly developed and administered certification exam shows the mark of excellence in the field of safety and health.

Publication Title

Professional Safety

Publisher

American Society of Safety Engineers

Additional Information

This article was subsequently published as, Marcham, C. L., Turnbeaugh, T. M., & Wright, N. J. (2017). OSH certifications: Behind the exams. Professional Safety 62(7), 44-48.

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