TypeWell transcribers and C-Print® captionists have expressed a demand for a formal certification process by which they can demonstrate professional competencies and expertise. The first step in developing such a certification is a job analysis, which is a systematic process for collecting and analyzing information about the work performed and the environment for specific occupations.
Beginning April 2016, ATSP will partner with the Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE), a research center in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. By partnering with CETE to pilot a distance job analysis, ATSP will receive an 80 percent reduction in cost.
According to CETE:
- The primary purpose of the transcriber job analysis is to define the body of knowledge, provide formal documentation of this body of knowledge, and identify information needed by subject-matter experts to later develop test items or performance demonstrations that measure candidates’ essential knowledge and/or skills.
- A job analysis conducted for ASTP will identify the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) required to successfully perform the job of TypeWell transcribers and C-Print® captionists.
ATSP invites all TypeWell transcribers and C-Print® captionists to participate in the online survey process for this project, scheduled to begin in April 2016. For updates and announcements about this process, please bookmark this website and subscribe to the email newsletter.