Opportunities

VACC routinely seeks subject matter experts (SMEs) to offer expertise to the continual improvement and enhancement of the VA-BC™ exam. When the need arises, e-mails regarding volunteer opportunities are sent to all those who hold a current VA-BC™ credential for consideration.

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

Volunteer opportunities are listed below.

The VACC Test Specifications Committee is responsible for participating in the final stages of VACC’s current Job Analysis project by providing professional expertise in relation to the tasks performed by vascular access professionals and the necessary knowledge/skills required to perform the identified activities. The role of the Test Specifications Committee is to update the test specifications (content blueprint) and recommend the content weights (percentage of items) for the VA-BC™ certification exam.

The Test Specifications Committee will consist of 12-14 SMEs: 6-7 SMEs who are already involved in the Job Analysis and 6-7 new SMEs chosen through this application process. All Committee members will participate in a 2-3-day virtual workshop from 1-5 pm ET each day (Mon, July 20, Tues, July 21 – and Wed, July 22 if needed) hosted by VACC and its testing vendor, Prometric.

Test Specifications Committee members will be fully equipped through real-time training and support materials regarding the various activities involved in the project, and each member will commit to actively provide information during the meeting based on his/her professional expertise about the work performed by vascular access professionals.

Test Specifications Committee Requirements

  • Hold a current VA-BC™ credential – and actively practice in the field of vascular access
  • Commit to the 2-3-day virtual Test Specifications Committee Workshop (July 20, 21 – and 22 if needed)
  • Complete the VACC Examination Security, Confidentiality and No-Conflict of Interest Agreement
  • Come ready to contribute and engage in a collegial environment of learning

Eight CE Credits Received
Following completion of the Test Specifications Committee workshop, each member will receive eight CE credits towards recertification of the VA-BC™ credential.

Applications may be submitted up until 11:59 PM Pacific on Monday, June 15, 2020.

To submit your application, you will need:

  1. Your resume or CV
  2. Confidentiality Agreement 

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

The VACC Job Analysis Task Force is responsible for participating in the job analysis project by providing professional expertise in relation to the tasks performed by vascular access professionals and the necessary knowledge/skills required to perform the identified activities. The purpose of the job analysis is to update the test specifications for the VA-BC™ certification exam.

Approximately 12-14 SMEs will be selected to serve as members of the Job Analysis Task Force and participate in a 2-day JA workshop (Tues, March 24 – Wed, March 25) in Atlanta hosted by VACC and its testing vendor, Prometric. Job Analysis Task Force members will be fully equipped through hands-on training and support materials regarding the various activities involved in the job analysis project, and each member will commit to actively provide information during the meeting based on his/her professional expertise about the work performed by vascular access professionals.

All Job Analysis Task Force members’ travel expenses, including a special group appreciation dinner on Tuesday, March 24, will be outlined and covered by VACC.

Job Analysis Task Force Requirements

  • Hold a current VA-BC™ credential – and actively practice in the field of vascular access
  • Commit to the 2-day Task Force Workshop in Atlanta on March 24-25
  • Participate in 2 remote calls of 2-3 hours each
  • Consider the option of participating in a second in-person event (Saturday, July 25 – Sunday, July 26) in Atlanta
  • Complete the VACC Examination Security, Confidentiality and No-Conflict of Interest Agreement
  • Come ready to contribute and engage in a collegial environment of learning

Eight CE Credits Received
Following completion of the job analysis project, each Task Force Member will receive eight CE credits towards recertification of the VA-BC™ credential.

  1. Your resume or CV
  2. Confidentiality Agreement

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

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 2-3 hours in length
  • Complete the VACC Examination Security, Confidentiality and No-Conflict of Interest Agreement

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.

VACC Item Writers are responsible for drafting items (test questions) for the VA-BC™ certification exam.

Seven SMEs will be selected to serve as Item Writers and participate in a 2-day Item Writing Workshop (Saturday, February 1-2, 2020) in Atlanta hosted by VACC and its testing vendor, Prometric. Item Writers will be fully equipped through hands-on training and support materials regarding how to write a valid, defensible test question. Over the course of the 2-day training, each Item Writer will commit to submitting 20 items – 10 per day.

Writing psychometrically sound items can be challenging, but, by combining the SME’s unique knowledge with the workshop’s offerings, each Item Writer will walk away with a valuable set of skills that can be used in a variety of roles beyond this exercise.

All Item Writer travel expenses, outlined by the VACC team, including a special group appreciation dinner on Saturday, February 1, will be covered by VACC.

Item Writer Requirements

  • Hold a current VA-BC™ credential – and actively practice in the field of vascular access
  • Commit to the 2-day Item Writing Workshop in Atlanta on February 1-2.
  • Complete the VACC Examination Security, Confidentiality and No-Conflict of Interest Agreement
  • Agree to write 20 high quality, psychometrically sound items
  • Come ready to contribute and engage in a collegial environment of learning

Five CE Credits Received

Following submission of 20 high quality, psychometrically sound items, the writer will receive five CE credits towards recertification of the VA-BC™ credential.

Application Process

Our online application is fast and easy! However, you will need to have two 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.

We thank you for your consideration of this volunteer opportunity and your personal investment in vascular access health and excellence.

The Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC) seeks qualified and enthusiastic individuals to become part of the VACC Board of Directors. VACC is a multi-disciplinary organization composed of nurses, physicians, emergency medical services professionals, radiology technologists, respiratory therapists, clinical educators, and many more professions with a shared purpose of enhancing the clinical specialty of Vascular Access.

Help shape the future of vascular access certification by applying for a position on the VACC Board of Directors.

All Board members are required to participant in mandatory monthly conference calls, one annual in-person meeting, and complete various projects as directed in accordance with the VACC Strategic Plan.

Learn more about each position, required qualifications and commitments.
Applications. Board application openings are announced via this website when applicable.