The Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC), with assistance from Assessment Systems, conduted its first Job Analysis (JA) survey of the homeopathic profession.
To ensure that CHC certification examinations are valid, i.e. the content of the exams accurately reflect what homeopathic practitioners do on the job, it is necessary to conduct surveys of practitioners to document the tasks they are performing. A JA, also known as a practice analysis, uses the collected survey data (including demographic and clinical practice characteristics of CHC certificate holders) to provide the content validation for the current CHC examination. Best practice in validation of examination content is to perform a JA a minimum of every five years. The CHC conducted its first ever survey in 2014.
The primary purpose of a JA is to update examination content outlines to reflect the current practice of an entry-level practitioner in the profession of homeopathy. Since the field of homepathy as practiced in the U.S. is evolving, it is extremely important to continually review and update the content of the examinations. In addition to assuring that the content for the CCH certification examination is based on current practice, the JA also provides a snapshot of the profession of homeopathy as it is being practiced today. It is important to note, however, that the 2014 JTA also surveyed homeopaths who are not CHC certified.
To view the JA survey report, please click here.