SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] Certification
I ran a formal certification process previously and it is a very complicated
process of testing, test development, and EEO review of the questions. Very
complicated and expensive procedure to administer.
I think (hope?) when folks are saying certification, they mean something
less that what I ran previously. Normally, because the programs are so
expensive, they also entail continuing ed requirements or re-testing so
there is the cash flow to cover the program costs.
Back in the 1980's my cost for the program was $3-400,000 per year. Cost to
those taking the test was c. $150-200.
And that could quickly lead to a new discussion of "defining IA."
Richard B. Hill
American Society for Information Science and Technology
1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Fax: (301) 495-0810
Voice: (301) 495-0900
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> From: sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org [mailto:sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org] On Behalf
> Of Karl Fast
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 5:34 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Sigia-l] What happened to the good IAs
> Certification is a complicated issue. Many will say the answer is
> "No," which strikes me as the prudent response. Yet it may may not
> always be so, so we might instead say "No, not yet."
> There are some formal options though. Not certification, per se, but
> formal education and training.
> Baltimore and Kent State have master's programs in Information
> Architecture. Baltimore couples IA with interaction design, Kent
> State with Knowledge Management. Both programs are still young and
> feeling their way along, but they are growing and seem to be healthy
> (I hope so; I start as an assistant prof at Kent State this fall).
> These programs don't mean certification is immiment, necessary, or
> inevitable. But I think it's a sign that the field is maturing and
> stablizing, and hopefully it will increase, if only slightly, the
> pool of knowledge and skilled IAs.
> Karl Fast
> IA Summit 2008: "Experiencing Information"
> April 10-14, 2008, Miami, Florida
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