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Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) partners with Professional Examination Service for digital credentials

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The premier international organization for regulatory excellence, CLEAR, and Professional Examination Service will work together to issue digital credentials for CLEAR's highly regarded National Certified Investigator and Inspector Training (NCIT) certification program. CLEAR will issue digital credentials using ProExam Vault to individuals who earn one of the four NCIT credentials: the Basic Certification, or one of the Specialized Certifications in Advanced Interviewing, Investigative Analysis, and Investigative Report Development.

Digital credentials issued with ProExam Vault are displayed on the web as industry-standard open badges, allowing CLEAR to securely manage the credentials, and NCIT credential holders to store and share credentials as digital "badges" on professional or social networking websites, in digital resumes, or by email. All digital credentials displayed as open badges can easily be verified with a single click.

CLEAR is an association of more than 460 agencies, organizations and individuals involved in regulating professions and occupations, with a mission to improve the quality and understanding of regulation to enhance public protection.

ICE Exchange presentations on digital credentials, practice analysis

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For those unable to make the Institute for Credentialing Excellence's 2013 ICE Exchange conference in Florida (or for those who did attend, and would like reference materials), we've made our ePoster and session presentations available. 

The explanatory ePoster, "Transitioning from Paper Credentials to Digital, Displayed as Open Badges," outlines how digital credentials displayed as industry-standard Open Badges work, and the benefits to organizations, individuals and employers. (A PDF can be downloaded here.)

Also available: The Lightning Learning session, "Best Practices for Preparing Your RFPs," and the full workshop presentation, "Getting It Off the Shelf: How to Use Your Practice Analysis to Create Best Practices Across Your Profession."

Dr. Dianne Henderson-Montero joins Professional Examination Service to lead psychometrics efforts

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Experienced scientist Henderson-Montero will become ProExam's Senior Vice President of Assessment Design, Psychometrics and Scoring. In this new position, she will manage design and psychometric services, including those provided by its statistics and scoring department. Henderson-Montero comes to ProExam from the not-for-profit Educational Testing Service (ETS), where she most recently was General Manager, Statistical Analysis & Psychometrics, Research & Development, and where she spent 12 years in various assessment and measurement roles. 

She also has been a research scientist at CTB/McGraw-Hill, has been published in several professional journals and presented at many professional conferences, and holds a doctorate in educational psychology as well as a baccalaureate and master's degree in nursing, both from the University of Alberta.

Practice analysis, digital credentials at ICE Exchange

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ProExam's insights into practice analyses, digital credentials and RFPs are on tap for sessions November 11-14 at the Institute for Credentialing Excellence's ICE Exchange in Amelia Island, Florida. The workshop "Getting It Off the Shelf: How to Use Your Practice Analysis to Create Best Practices Across Your Profession" features ProExam Research Director Carla Caro and key leadership from both the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) and National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE).

We also will be presenting an ePoster on "Transitioning from Paper Credentials to Digital, Displayed as Open Badges" and a Lightning Learning session on "Developing an RFP." Plus, in booth 303, we'll exhibit new services and products for digital credentials (for greater flexibility and fulfillment cost savings, compared to paper) and web-based item writing with ProExam Write (for more productivity and less expense, compared to in-person test question development).

Speaking at CLEAR Annual Educational Conference 2013

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Professional Examination Service will be at the 2013 CLEAR Annual Educational Conference in Saint Louis October 3-5, both to speak and sponsor.

Join us for the session, "Are We Really That Different? Creating a National Competency Profile," on Friday, October 4 at 8:30 am. We'll delve into best practices for conducting national studies of professions that were previously unregulated, or regulated at the jurisdictional level. Our VP of Research and Advisory Services Sandra Greenberg and Director of Research Programs Patricia Muenzen will be joined by Frederica Wilson of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and Deanna Williams of the College of Denturists of Ontario. And please visit us in booth 10 of the exhibitor showcase area to learn more about our latest licensure and credentialing products and services.

ProExam Test Released for Web-Based Practice Tests and Digital Credential Assessments

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The Internet-based testing platform combines Professional Examination Service's credentialing expertise and tools with industry-leading uCertify technology. Optional remote proctoring from Software Secure can be added and seamlessly integrated.

ProExam White Paper Explains Digital Credentials and Open Badges

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As digital credentials increasingly become an option for certification and other programs, Professional Examination Service has issued a white paper, Digital "Badges" Emerge as Part of Credentialing's Future. This ten-page resource examines the history of digital badges used to represent accomplishments, skills or knowledge; the evolution of static, image-based badges into web-based Open Badges that embed critical information in the badge itself; and how digital credentials or more targeted micro-credentials can be displayed as Open Badges and leverage that industry-standard infrastructure, with both issues to consider and benefits for employers, candidates and credential sponsors. Download the white paper PDF here.

ProExam Selected to Create Digital Credentials Internationally for EDC

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Professional Examination Service will develop an assessment system, including Internet-based testing and digital micro-credentials displayed as open badges, for an Education Development Center work readiness program. The system will initially be delivered in three countries this year.