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CESP Seeking Volunteers

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The Employment Support Professional Certification Council (ESPCC) is looking for individuals who are interested in participating with the ESPCC through either committees or helping with examination development.

The ESPCC seeks a diverse range of professionals, including geographic location, practice setting, sex, gender, role, the scope of work/focus area, number of years in the field, etc.

Please note that you are required to fill out the conflict of interest form and confidentiality form for all roles. If you are involved in any examination development, you must attest that you are not creating or providing training specific to prepare test takers for the CESP™ examination.

With additional questions, please email cesp@apse.org.

Specific deadlines are listed below.

For each opportunity, click to learn more.

Exam Development Opportunities: Open to current CESPs and non-CESPs who have expertise in the Content Outline for the CESP.

  • Item Writer - Recruiting through 11/10/19 for online participation in CESP exam item writing. Required to attend item writer training with APSE Psychometrician Consultant (GoToMeeting or similar) - November 20, 2019 from 1-2:30 pm EST. Available on-demand after for review. Items due by January 3, 2020. 1 CE Credit awarded for each accepted item.
  • Item/Exam Reviewer - Recruiting through 12/13/19 for in-person review dates in Dallas, TX. Dates include either January 15-16 or February 24-25, 2020. Approximately 8 individuals will be selected for each group. 10 CE Credits for the two days.

Committees: Open to currently certified CESPs only.

Justin Blumhorst of Capabilities holding a sign "Why I CESP" that says "Workforce development."

The Certified Employment Support Professional™ (CESP) certification is working on regular exam development to create a new exam form. This is part of regular exam maintenance as part of an acccredited credentialing program. APSE has contracted with PSI testing services to work with their team of psychometricians to lead this process.

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