JOB ANALYSIS INFORMATION
A well-constructed job analysis (JA) is the foundation of a defensible professional certification program, establishing the link between test scores achieved on a certifying examination and the core knowledge, skills, and abilities that all competent practitioners must possess. A successful JA promotes exam content that is relevant, fair, and appropriate, which in turn leads to legally defensible, high-quality certification programs.
The NCCAOM conducts a JA at a minimum every five years to update the NCCAOM exams content outlines to reflect current, entry-level acupuncture and herbal medicine (AHM) practice. As NCCAOM administers the only national survey of the AHM profession, the NCCAOM can establish a practice-profile of licensed acupuncturists by surveying practitioners for job-related data.
Click on the links at the bottom left side of the screen to access full copies of the 2013 and 2017 NCCAOM job analysis reports.
2013 and 2017 Job Analyses Comparisons
Demographic and Exam Content Comparisons Between the 2013 and 2017 Job Analyses. This report provides the readership with a detail accounting of all the changes in the demographic and clinical practice setting variables accounting of all the changes in each certification exam content outline for in 2017 when compared to 2013.