Certification in Testing Program

  • M. Lynne Bezanson
  • Guy Busque
  • Paul Jean, Jr.
  • Arthur J. Monsebraaten


In 1977, the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission (CEIC) implemented a Certification in Testing Program which is offered to all employment counsellors working in Canada Employment Centres (CECs) across the country. Employment counsellors enter the competency-based program on a voluntary basis and may elect to follow it in English or in French. The program includes (a) a 30-hour self-study package, (b) a 3½ day group training course, (c) a formal assessment of the participant's competencies in interpreting CEIC approved tests, and (d) the recognition of successful counsellors through the awarding of a CEIC certificate in testing. By June 1980, over 1,000 employment counsellors had been certified. This article outlines the history, development, implementation procedures and evaluation instruments used in the program.
How to Cite
Bezanson, M. L., Busque, G., Jean, Jr., P., & Monsebraaten, A. J. (1980). Certification in Testing Program. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 15(1). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/60899
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