Archive : August 2012

By Gavin Becker

PSI Helps Complete NASCLA’s 2012 Occupational Analysis for Commercial General Building Contractor Examinations

Burbank, CA – (August 27, 2012) — PSI, an industry-leading provider of professional testing services, assisted the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) with completing the 2012 Occupational Analysis for Commercial General Building Contractor Examination. The 2012 occupational analysis resulted in a revised examination outline that will be used by testing providers to update the NASCLA-Accredited Examination. PSI is the only provider to be actively administering an accredited exam. The NASCLA-accredited exam is administered in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. The passing results are also accepted in an additional four states, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

PSI’s Manager of Licensure Test Development, Brian Moritsch, and Test Development Specialist, Linda Newman, were integral to the completion of this project. They were instrumental in developing the task and knowledge/ability statements. 

An occupational analysis is required by professional testing standards to ensure that the content of licensing examinations is focused on job-related knowledge and abilities. The results directly determine the content of the licensing examination in terms of how many questions should be focused on different areas of trade practice.

PSI has conducted national job analyses for other professions, such as real estate and insurance professionals.

 

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By Gavin Becker

PSI Announces the National Real Estate Job Analysis Survey

Burbank, CA – (August 13, 2012) — PSI, an industry-leading provider of professional testing services, announced that it will be conducting a national survey of practicing Real Estate Brokers and Real Estate Salespersons. The survey will go out on August 17th to over 600,000 licensed professionals and is due back by September 17th. . It is expected to take participants between 30-40 minutes to complete. A summary of the survey results will be published. 

The survey is a key element in maintaining the currency of licensure examinations that are used across the U.S. to help ensure that real estate professionals meet acceptable standards for competent practice. 

“The purpose of the job analysis is to develop a national portrait of the work performed by real estate brokers and salespersons, and the knowledge necessary to perform the work competently,” said John Weiner, PSI’s Chief Science Officer. “The results will be used to update content specifications for national Real Estate Broker and Real Estate Salesperson examinations published by PSI Services LLC. These examinations are currently used in 21 states to assess professional competence to practice as a real estate salesperson or broker.”

As an incentive to participate, PSI will be holding weekly drawings for $50 gift cards for eligible participants. 

For two decades, PSI has had its national real estate examination accredited by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials. PSI has conducted national job analyses for other professions, such as contractor and insurance professionals.

 

About PSI

PSI has over 65 years of experience providing solutions to federal and state agencies, corporations, and professional associations. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing, including pre-hire employment selection, managerial assessments, licensing and certification tests, license management services and professional services. More information is available at corporate.psionline.com.