5.5 Practice Analysis


To ensure that the Board Certification examination content is aligned with professional standards, the ABO and Authentic Testing collaborate on a job practice analysis every five years.


  1. No less than 12 months before the scheduled analysis, Authentic Testing outlines its methodology and tactics for the ABO.
  2. Together the ABO and Authentic Testing determine details of the analysis including number of participants.
  3. The analysis contract must be agreed upon and signed by both the ABO and Authentic Testing no later than three months prior to the scheduled date for the analysis. This contract outlines a timeline and details such as instrument specifications, random sampling, demographics of participants, task significance scales, content weight and other details.
  4. Board Certification exam content for the following five years reflects the conclusions of the analysis.