Many organizations institute
Professional Certification or qualification programs to determine if
individuals can perform certain jobs safely and effectively.
Although a well designed Professional Certification and qualification
program can help determine an individual's capacity to perform a certain
job, care must be taken to ensure that the certification, qualification test
or assessment is valid for the job.
Professional Certification tests that are not validated against
the actual responsibilities of the job can significantly reduce the
effectiveness of the assessment in determining professional competence and
may expose the sponsor to legal liabilities.