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 2-3 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.

VACC Item Writers are volunteer vascular access subject matter experts (SMEs) 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, 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 Conflict of Interest Disclosure Security/Confidentiality Form
  • 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 or VACC is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals to become part of the 2020 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.

Open 2020 Board of Directors Open Positions and Terms

  • President Elect: must be VA-BC certified one-year term before assuming President position (total commitment of 3 years)
  • Treasurer Elect:  one-year term before assuming 2 year Treasurer position (total commitment of 3 years)
  • Secretary: two-year term
  • Director (two positions open): two-year term

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.

Applications are being accepted August 1, 2019 through September 1, 2019.
All Terms begin January 1, 2020.

Learn more about each position, required qualifications and commitments.
Applications will be accepted through September 1, 2019.