Crane Hotline article details how to build a VR test

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In February 2022 the Construction Hazards Identification exam, developed by ITI (Industrial Training International), became the first VR exam to be awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Accreditation Board. It was accredited under ISO/IEC 17024, the standard for personnel certification bodies. In an article, “Construction Certification Test Can Now Be VR,” published in the September 2022 … Read More

First-Ever ANSI and ISO-Compliant VR MEWP Training Announced

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Equipment Operators to be Certified Without Touching Physical Machines EDMONTON, ALBERTA—Virtual reality (VR) pioneer Serious Labs, the global leader in virtual reality (VR) heavy equipment and vehicle training simulators, has announced its new ANSI Compliant Assessment Scenario, the first-ever availability of VR operator training for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) that complies with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International … Read More

What to Tell Angoff Panelists for Test Revisions

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I recently received this question about standard setting from a certification director: We’re revising our certification with some new items, a few revised items, and a large number of existing items with data. For the revised and existing items, should we give the Angoff judges the p-values of the items? What Data Should Judges Get? The answer is a qualified … Read More

Study Explores Use of VR in Certification Testing

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Can a test using virtual reality effectively supplement or replace a performance test? Hands-on performance testing often ties up equipment and personnel. This costs money and may also limit where and how often the test can be delivered. If VR testing could reliably predict the outcome of the performance test, it could be used as a funnel: candidates who are … Read More

How long should a test be?

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Public perception is an important factor in deciding how long a test should be. Cost and complexity are other deciding factors. To explore best practices in certification, we looked at specifications for every test accredited by ANSI under ISO/IEC 17024.