ProExam provides a trusted expert perspective, whether you want to review a credentialing program to ensure that it’s on track or evaluate an opportunity to expand a program and take it to the next level.
Our services include:
Program Audit. What’s working and what isn’t? ProExam performs comprehensive audits against industry standards or accreditation criteria (such as the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the American National Standards Institute) to evaluate a program’s strengths, weaknesses and defensibility. Our detailed gap analysis leads to specific recommendations, by priority, to refine or enhance your credentialing program.
Value Proposition. What’s a credential’s perceived worth? ProExam studies how candidates, employers, professionals and other stakeholders perceive your credential. The results help you add value to your credentials – through understanding expectations, visibility and credibility – and more effectively promote your program to attract new candidates or successfully encourage recertification.
Mobility Studies. How well would your credential travel? ProExam draws on global experience to assess how your credential could satisfy existing or emerging needs in new geographic markets. Our studies also provide guidance on cross-border reciprocity, noting differences between jurisdictions and how to address them – as well as advice on promoting your credential in new locations.
Additional Credentials and Assessments. What unmet credentialing needs exist within your field? New programs may make sense as technology or market forces bring about changes in professions. ProExam provides insight about whether to add specialty or advanced practice credentials. We can also assist with recertification initiatives (including self-assessment), web-based practice tests (with diagnostic feedback) and assessments for a particular curriculum or training program (with knowledge-based learning objectives).
Innovative Assessment. What value can you add with approaches that go beyond multiple choice or linear examination? ProExam designs studies to let you know more about the breadth and depth to which content and noncognitive skills – such as work ethic, teamwork and emotional competence – should be assessed. Based on your program’s needs, we recommend, develop and score both innovative items and exam. These include practical examinations that incorporate assessing and treating real patients, interpreting scenarios and constructing mechanical devices, or portfolios and performance-based simulations.