Opportunities

VACC seeks subject matter experts for the VA-BC EXAM. Periodically e-mails are sent out to all those who have the VA-BC credential with volunteer opportunities.

Benefits

  • Play a dynamic role in the development of the vascular access profession.
  • Enhance your curriculum vitae
  • Collaborate with your colleagues nationwide
  • Earn CE credits towards your VA-BC™ renewal

The VACC Test Committee is responsible for reviewing and editing examination questions and for making the final selection of items that comprise each test form. Such matters as correctness of answers, prevention of geographic bias, language clarity and appropriateness of items are considered during the item review process. The Test Committee review constitutes a final check and balance system on the reliability of the examination. No previous experience is necessary. Training is provided by VACC’s test development partner, Prometric.

Test Committee Requirements:

  • A current VA-BC™  credential and actively practicing in the field of vascular access
  • Commitment to a one year term with option to renew 2 times
  • Ability to attend 4-6 remote meetings over the term, each meeting 2 ½ hours in length.
  • Complete the VACC Conflict of Interest Disclosure Security/Confidentiality Form

Application process

Our online application is fast and easy!  However, you will need to have 2 items available to upload before you can submit your application:

  1. Your resume or CV
  2. Confidentiality Agreement

Once you have both items ready, please complete the online application.

Writers are responsible for drafting proposed items to be used on the certification exam. All items will be keyed to the examination blueprint. Individuals selected for writing test questions (items) will receive training and materials on how to write a valid, defensible test question.  Item writers must agree to a six month commitment and agree to submit 14 items.

Item writers attend a specially designed training program to prepare them for this important role.  Writing psychometrically sound items can be challenging, but coupling the unique knowledge of the professional with the information obtained during training will provide the item writer with skills that can be used in a variety of roles.

The item writing training program is offered via webinar. The goal of this mandatory training is to acquaint writers with the information necessary to write high-quality test items.

Item writer requirements

  • A current VA-BC™  credential and actively practicing in the field of vascular access
  • Ability to commit to the time required to write items – approximately one-hour/item
  • Agree to a six month commitment
  • Successfully complete the remote item writing training
  • Complete the VACC Conflict of Interest Disclosure Security/Confidentiality Form
  • Agree to write 14 items
  • Write high quality, psychometrically sound items

Following submission of 7 high quality, psychometrically sound items, the writer will receive:

Four credits towards recertification of the VA-BC™  credential

Application process

Our online application is fast and easy!  However, you will need to have 2 items available to upload before you can submit your application:

  1. Your resume or CV
  2. Confidentiality Agreement

Once you have both items ready, please complete the online application.

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