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Volunteer Opportunities within the CEPI

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The CEPI is fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers who are well respected in the industry. We could not possibly express all of the gratitude we have for our volunteers; the program would not exist without them. We are always looking for additional volunteers. If you are interested in participating in any of the volunteer committee activities listed below, please submit a volunteer application online through MyCEP.

CEPI volunteers must commit to two volunteer activities per year. All volunteers will be given access to a full set of exam materials. New volunteers must complete a brief online training session (approximately 15 minute webinar) and submit one Item (possible exam question).

CEPs who participate in volunteer committees will receive continuing education credit towards their current requirements. One hour will be granted for every hour of volunteer service. In addition, the $100 filing fee will be waived for CEPs that fulfill more than 50% of their continuing education requirement through volunteer activities. CEPs can volunteer to participate in three exam related activities: Item Writing, Item Review or Standard Setting. 


Current Volunteer Areas:

Teleconference Meetings only. Time commitment: 8-10 hours

The CEPI hosts item or question writing panels annually. Panel members are trained in item development and coached in writing consistent and high quality items for the CEP exams. Panel members are selected to achieve a balance of expertise reflective of the test specifications. After attending item writing training or review, each item writer will be assigned approximately 15 items to draft and submit to CEPI. On average it takes item writers approximately 30 minutes to draft and review an item.

Continuing Education Credit: A maximum of 10 hours of CE will be granted for each session (spring or fall) of Item Writing.

Teleconference Meetings only. Time commitment: 8-10 hours

This panel reviews items written by members of the item writing panels for accuracy, consistency, format and overall appropriateness for the CEP examinations. The panel meets via teleconference. Panel members are selected to achieve a balance of expertise reflective of the test specifications. Groups of approximately 25 items will be distributed to item review teams for individual review and then each team will review their comments via teleconference. It is estimated that each person will spend approximately 3 hours reviewing items prior to the discussion call which will last approximately 3 hours.

Continuing Education Credit: A maximum of 10 hours of CE will be granted for each session (spring or fall) of Item Review.

Teleconference Meetings. Time commitment: 8-10 hours

Standard Setting Panels recommend a passing score for the recently administered exams. Panels of approximately 10 CEPs for each of the three exam levels meet by teleconference. Candidates are selected to achieve a balance of expertise reflective of the test specifications as well as gender, cultural, racial and geographic diversity. Individuals that have not participated in a Standard Setting Panel will be required to attend a teleconference training session led by our third-party testing program group, CPS. Training will be scheduled as needed. Following each exam administration, each panel member will receive the recently administered exam for review. Panel members will have approximately one week to review and rank each item individually; then, each panel will meet for a teleconference call (approximately 3 hours) to review any discrepancies that they have in ratings.

It should take each panel member between 2 and 4 hours to review and rank an exam individually plus another 3 hours for discussion

Continuing Education Credit: A maximum of 10 hours of CE will be granted for each session (spring or fall) of Standard Setting.

2018 Volunteer Excellence Recipients

Volunteer Excellence Awards

In 2008, the CEP Institute initiated the Volunteer Excellence Awards to recognize volunteers that provide exceptional service and have demonstrated sustained exemplary efforts over the past year.  The award recipients are selected by the CEPI Advisory Board, and the awards are presented at the Annual CEP Symposium.