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.