Valid job analysis - A key to developing certification examinations for food protection managers

David Z. McSwane, C. D. Woodley

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    The Conference for Food Protection (CFP) has been working to develop standards for a nationally recognized, voluntary program that certifies food protection managers. The goal is to provide a national standard for certified food protection managers. Universal acceptance of a Certified Food Protection Manager credential will offer many benefits, including reciprocity and free movement of certified managers among regulatory jurisdictions. A nationally accepted credential also will reduce duplication of effort in testing, which should translate into cost savings for the food industry. To be universally accepted according to CFP standards, certification must be based on a reliable, valid, and legally defensible examination. This article investigates the many processes involved in developing a legally defensible and psychometrically valid job analysis.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)15-21
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Environmental Health
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Nov 1 1999


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
    • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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