Job analysis: A starting point for your program

On-demand Webinar 


Sarah Carroll, PhD, Castle Worldwide, Inc.


Job analysis is the cornerstone of any sound, legally defensible licensure or certification program. This webinar will provide an overview of different methods for conducting a job analysis, review best practices, and discuss the value and importance of job analysis for credentialing programs. Participants will learn how job analysis is used to delineate the key tasks performed in a job or role, how to identify the knowledge and skills required to perform those tasks, and how to ensure that an examination reflects the critical elements of the job or role. This webinar will also include a discussion of common challenges and decisions faced by organizations when conducting job analyses.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, you will be able to explain:

  • What a job analysis is
  • Why job analysis is the foundation of a legally defensible credentialing program
  • Different approaches to conducting a job analysis study
  • The major steps in a job analysis study
  • How the results of a job analysis from the basis for a defensible liscensure or certification exam
  • Common challenges and key decisions during a job analysis
  • The value proposition for undertaking a job analysis

$90 Members | $135 Non-members

About the Presenter


Dr. Sarah Carroll is a senior psychometrician at Castle Worldwide, where she leads her clients through key psychometric processes, including job analysis studies, test and item development efforts, standard setting studies, and statistical and psychometric analyses and reporting. She enjoys assisting clients with all aspects of licensure and certification exam development and program management and consulting on measurement issues and best practices, including accreditation consulting. She also has extensive experience in the design and analysis of non-cognitive assessments, surveys, questionnaires, and pre-employment tests. Sarah is actively involved in research, has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences, and has several peer-reviewed journal publications. She currently serves as a psychometric reviewer on the Institute for Credentialing Excellence’s (ICE) Assessment-Based Certificate Accreditation Committee. Sarah earned her MSc and PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.