Project Description

The nation’s critical infrastructure provides the essential services that underpin American society and serve as the backbone of our nation’s economy, security, and health. The Certified Critical Infrastructure certification requires the certificate to gain mastery level knowledge, skills, and abilities involving all 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on the nation.

This certification assessment is approved by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs State Approving Agency 

Certification/Exam Prerequisites

  • 1 or more years of service in a criminal justice, security or similar capacity
  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent

NOTE: IFPO does not require individuals to complete any course in order to sit for the assessment 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 who successfully pass the certification assessment will hold a valid credential for two 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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