Skip to main content


Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

The development and implementation of a quality laboratory analyst certification program requires attention to details that are often overlooked by certification programs. Ensuring that a certification candidate possesses the necessary knowledge and laboratory skills is, obviously, one of the most important focuses for certification. How the candidate's knowledge and skills are measured is a critical component of the certification process. The need for fairness and accuracy of the measurement process cannot be overstated–it is required by federal law.

For the measurement process to be appropriate, it must be related to competencies that are required for performance in the laboratory. Certification exams must focus on the level of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to assure the public that a person can competently perform the job. The principal steps normally taken for certification exams to be “valid” include 1) conduct a job analysis, 2) develop an exam, 3) establish a cut score.

Other indicators of program quality include education and experience standards, renewal and recertification requirements, revocation and other program policies.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2001-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more