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Monthly Learning Meeting (Lunch): Creating a Certification Program

  • Wed, March 20, 2013
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Hilton San Antonio Airport (410 between San Pedro and Blanco)


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Monthly Learning Meeting

Creating a Certification Program

This presentation explores the problems and considerations with developing and implementing a certification program. We compare traditional Instructional Systems Design assessment instrument issues and those particular to certification exams. We consider test design specifications such as should the exam be written or practical, should it be proctored, and how big should the question bank be. We explore the different methods of setting a passing score and the use of psychometric analysis to evaluate both the exam itself and any supporting coursework. We also discuss practical problems like exam hosting, distribution, reporting, price, and legal issues. The presentation does not go into depth on developing good test questions; ASTD members particularly interested in that topic are encouraged to attend the February presentation by Mary Lorenz.

David Hibsher is the Training Programs Developer at NewTek Inc. in San Antonio. He designs, creates, and maintains training and certification programs for technicians who operate video switchers and related television production gear. He created the certification program from scratch for the company’s product line. His prior experience includes being a trainer for Tufts Health Plan in Massachusetts supporting benefits coordination. He has also taught 3D animation and computer graphics at Northeastern University, The America Film Institute, Video Symphony, and many other technical schools.

David has an MS in Adult and Organizational Learning from Suffolk University in Boston and a BA in Mathematics from San Jose State University in California. A US Navy veteran, he spent 6 years on active duty operating nuclear propulsion plants on submarines. David is an avid world traveler and has been to 40 countries on five continents.


This monthly learning meeting will be held at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, located on the Northwest 410 Loop Frontage Road between San Pedro and Blanco.

Our topics are very popular, and we have been close to seating capacity at several of our events recently. We know your time and participation is valuable. SAASTD needs your help to serve you better.

Please help us guarantee your seat by registering for each SAASTD event you plan to attend. Event Registration helps us plan for each event by minimizing walk-in's and starting the program on-time. It also prepares the host venue so they can provide adequate seating and serve meals on-time at each event.

Early bird registration ends at midnight, 14 March. Thank you for your understanding.

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