Role of Certification Commission

  1. Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure the program conforms with best certification practices, accreditation standards, and relevant legal requirements. Policies and procedures must address all components of the certification program.
  2. Establishes and oversees the work of the committees.
  3. Recruits and maintains an active community of Subject Matter Experts (“SMEs”) to develop and maintain a valid, reliable and legally defensible certification examination.
  4. Ensures the conduct, review and consideration of the psychometric reports provided for examination development and delivery, including item analysis reports, passing scores, job analysis reports and other psychometric services.
  5. Causes the item bank to be adequately maintained.
  6. Establishes, implements, and oversees eligibility and recertification (renewal) requirements.
  7. Establishes and oversees the Code of Ethics required of certified persons, including administration of the disciplinary program.
  8. Ensures due process considerations are included in all program policies and decisions.
  9. Develops the annual operating budget for the program in conjunction with the certification staff. The Commission makes recommendations to ensure that all commitments of the program are served.  Such commitments include funds to develop and administer all program components, including the examinations, eligibility, renewal, disciplinary and appeals programs.  The Commission advises the ARTBA Foundation Board on funding required for any projects.
  10. Monitors the provision of contracted services in collaboration with the certification staff.
  11. Meets by conference call or in-person at least two times a year. The Chair may call additional meetings as needed.
  12. Causes program committees to meet by conference call or in-person at least twice a year.
  13. Distributes an annual status report to the ARTBA Foundation Board.