Presentation on theme: "Candidate for Certification Skills Testing Orientation October 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Candidate for Certification Skills Testing Orientation October 2011
The issuance of a certificate to acknowledge that an individual has acquired the skills and knowledge necessary to meet a particular standard of professional competency for fire service personnel.
Accreditation serves as an affirmation that the certification courses of the Alabama Fire College meet the standards of excellence as defined by the national accrediting body.
Affirms that the firefighter has been through a program that has been validated by a third party accrediting body. Opens mobility opportunities to candidate. Increases job marketability. Increases promotional opportunities. Improves safety and health for firefighters and citizens they serve.
Testing procedures must uniformly and consistently measure the performance of candidates to those skills, abilities and knowledge in the job performance requirement, requisite knowledge, and requisite skill of the applicable professional standard.
Candidates will be tested utilizing the current skills sheet packages. Candidates will be directed when to enter testing area. Candidate may be tested individually on a skill, tested individually within a team, or both depending on the skills that were randomly drawn for this skills testing. Candidate will be oriented to the Testing area layout.
Appropriate PPE will be worn. Stopping the skills testing when unsafe situation occurs. Student will not be penalized for safety questions. Same safety concerns in testing as in training.
Candidates will be assigned a number and a group. Example: For a class of 20 students there may be 5 groups of 4 candidates. Group 1 will have candidates 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, and 1-4. Group 2 will have candidates 2- 1, 2-2, 2-3, and 2-4. ETC. Each candidate will wear a number visible to their evaluator.
Each candidate will be given an initial attempt at each skill. Evaluators will not indicate if the candidate has passed or failed. When all skills are completed, the candidates will be instructed to leave the testing area.
If a candidate fails the initial attempt at any skill, a retest will be administered after all candidates have completed initial testing. If a candidate fails their portion of a team skill, only that candidate will be retested. Others may be asked to assist but will not be tested again once they have passed the skill.
Retesting will be scored by a different evaluator than the initial attempt. Failure on the second attempt will require the candidate to retest at a different testing site after a 30 day waiting period.
Candidates are not to observe other candidates performing individual skills testing. This is considered cheating.
You are to communicate during any team skill as you normally would to complete the JPR. Candidates are to complete their portion of the team skill. Candidates are not allowed to correct or assist others with a portion of the team skill that is not assigned to them.