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J Perinat Educ. 2014 Spring;23(2):65-78. doi: 10.1891/1058-1243.23.2.65.

Knowledge and skills of the lamaze certified childbirth educator: results of a job task analysis.


Content validity of certification examinations is demonstrated over time with comprehensive job analyses conducted and analyzed by experts, with data gathered from stakeholders. In November 2011, the Lamaze International Certification Council conducted a job analysis update of the 2002 job analysis survey. This article presents the background, methodology, and findings of the job analysis. Changes in the test blueprint based on these findings are presented.


childbirth educator certification; childbirth educator competencies; job analysis; test blueprint

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