Certification examinations measure an individual's mastery of the body of knowledge appropriate for safety professionals. Most accrediting organizations use exclusively four option multiple-choice items in certification examinations because they:
Multiple-choice items consist of three parts:
The following is an example of the parts of a multiple-choice item:
|Stem: Which of the following is a hazardous physical condition?|
|Correct Answer:||a. unguarded machine|
|Distractor:||b. ignoring safety rules|
|Distractor:||c. working while under the influence of alcohol|
|Distractor:||d. failing to report a hazard|
Items used on most certification examinations are developed by qualified safety professionals. The process of item development, item review and validation and examination review ensures that items are clear, grammatically correct and technically accurate.
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