Project Description

Certified Animal Decontamination

Natural and man-made disasters are becoming more common around the world. Exposure from radiation, solids, liquids, gases, and particulates are increasingly impacting animals. Emergency preparedness plans should take into account household pets, wildlife, poultry, livestock, and service animals before, during, and after a disaster. A Certification in Animal Decontamination helps to open dialogues between those responding to assist humans with those who assist the animals.
Course and Certification Prerequisites

  • One or more years of service in a criminal justice, security or similar capacity
  • At least 18 years of age (CTE Exception)
  • High school diploma or global equivalent or currently enrolled in a Career and Technical program recognized by your state or government.

NOTE: ISP does not require individuals to complete any course in order to sit for the certification exam.  Any individual who feels he or she has the experience or knowledge and meets the prerequisites may challenge the exam. After applying to take the final assessment, you will be asked to provide proof that you meet the prerequisites for the challenge. Candidates may request and apply for certification reciprocity through an evaluation process. Candidates who successfully pass the certification assessment will hold a valid credential for three years from the date of issue.

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Job Task Analysis (JTA)

A Job Task Analysis is a systematic definition of the components of work and essential knowledge, skill, and other abilities at the level required for competent performance in a profession, occupation, or role. Job Task Analysis is a process by which to discover, understand, and describe the work that people in a profession, occupation, or role do.  A Job Task Analysis identifies and describes in detail particular duties and requirements as well as the relative importance of these duties.  JTA refers to a general family of methods that includes role delineation, function analysis, practice analysis, and task analysis, along with variations that depend on the purpose of the study and nature of the work to be investigated.  Subject matter experts were used for development of the JTA.  A Subject Matter Expert is a person with documented expertise in a profession, occupation, or role whose input into the development and validation of assessment instruments helps to ensure validity.

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Blueprints

The ISP blueprint addresses all the critical characteristics needed to construct and administer the examination which allows candidates to show knowledge and cognitive skills required to perform the tasks typically required of an entry-level professional.  An ISP blueprint is used to produce high-quality forms of the examination that are equivalent across time.  Blueprint are designed and evaluated by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

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