Certified Construction Safety Director (CCSD)
Exam Development and Maintenance Volunteers Needed

 

ARE YOU A CONSTRUCTION SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT?

 

 

NASPCB SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

The NASPCB is currently seeking committee member SMEs for the new Certified Construction Safety Director (CCSD) certification examination.

The NASPCB requires a group of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who are qualified in the field of construction workplace safety to assist in the development and maintenance for the new Certified Construction Safety Director (CCSD) certification examination. The CCSD examination will reflect the applicable and most current knowledge and skills that are required to keep people protected. The NASPCB follows testing industry best practices to ensure our examinations are valid, reliable, and legally defensible. Exam development and maintenance activities are guided by a qualified Psychometrician.

To participate in the CCSD Exam Development and Maintenance activities SMEs

  • must have a minimum of six (6) years of professional safety experience (at least 50% of the current role is in construction safety).
  • must hold the Certified Safety Manager Construction (CSMC) Certificate or hold the Certified Construction Safety Director (CCSD) certification (once formally established) from NASP.
  • SMEs holding additional qualified credentials from the CCSD Eligibility Track (once formally established) along with the above requirements aid in maintaining the impartiality of our examinations .

To safeguard our exams and to assure that the examinations are consistent with the corresponding body of knowledge necessary to achieve mastery in the field of construction workplace safety, the SMEs participate in the following activities:

Job and Task Analysis (JTA): SMEs specify the examination definition, identify examination domains, critical tasks, and the knowledge and skill statements (required for competent performance of the job role being credentialed) which is utilized to develop the draft examination blueprint. A JTA will be performed again during Revalidation Cycles to ensure the examination blueprint remains current.

Item Writing: SMEs develop, assess, validate, update, and format examination questions (items).

Standards/ Passing Score: SMEs establish and maintain performance standards and examination passing scores. SMEs review item performance and examination results to ensure scores reflect reliability and proficiency that are appropriate for the content and level of all examination activities.

The following groups comprise the NASPCB:

  • NASPCB Board of Advisors – Chairs and Vice Chairs of the NASPCB Committees
  • Knowledge and Skills Committee
  • Item Writing Committee
  • Examination Committee
  • Appeals/Complaints Committee

If you are interested in participating in the NASPCB Certified Construction Safety Director (CCSD) Exam Development and Maintenance as a Subject Matter Expert or volunteering on the NASPCB Board of Advisors or one of our committees, click here.

 

CCSD Exam Development and Maintenance Process

CSD and MSP Exam Development and Maintenance Process
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