- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
The fast-pace changes in the field of environmental management were addressed in the completion of a focus group job analysis study, providing a legally defensible foundation for the REM program by establishing a link between test scores and competency. Documents used in this research included performance appraisals, job definitions, regulations and curriculum-related documents such as texts and study guides. Focus group participants were recruited from current qualified REMs representing the full diversity of background, experience, education, geographic representation, training and practice setting, reflective of the community of environmental managers practicing today.
The new list was carefully evaluated and analyzed, resulting in a definitive listing of the critical tasks required to ensure the health and safety of the public, and the competent practice of environmental managers. The resulting task listing was then translated into a working content outline used to develop the REM certification examination.
Full details of the REM content outline including sub-specification detail and content area weighting will be published in June of 2006, and will be available at the NREP website (www.nrep.org).