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The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) need to certify Surgical Technologists and Surgical First Assistants to ensure candidates meet the national standard and have acquired the mandated theoretical and practical knowledge. With over 12,000 candidates each year from all corners of the US, the NBSTSA need to create rigorous tests that are geographically accessible.
Using a data-driven approach to healthcare certification can help create a successful program that is continuously improving. Here are some straightforward ways data can help improve the program’s candidate satisfaction, support program growth, build credibility, and mitigate candidate misconduct.
This paper describes a quasi-experimental field study carried out with three professional licensing examinations administered concurrently at different test sites that offered either onsite proctoring in testing centers or remote online proctoring in computer kiosks where the testing was proctored via Internet-connected video communication and surveillance.