Presented at the ATP Innovations in Testing 2024 Conference

Certification and licensure boards have a myriad of options when it comes to choosing vendors in support of their examinations. These sponsor organizations can choose to work with one vendor or select multiple vendors with which to work. There are pros and cons to each solution, and no one solution is the right one for everyone. This session will uncover some of the benefits of working with multiple partners, each specializing in one or just a couple aspects of the assessment solution. We will also cover potential drawbacks of a multi-vendor arrangement and suggest ways in which to mitigate those. Additionally, we will touch on the potential challenges of switching vendors and some of the mitigation strategies to eliminate or lessen the impact of that change. We expect the audience to come away from the session with a more comprehensive perspective on multi-vendor solutions, where organizations share solutions, embrace change, and are better together for it.


  • MaryBeth Kurland, Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC)
  • Anne Richard, National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
  • Tracey Hembry, Alpine Testing Solutions
  • John Dight, Surpass Assessments
  • Samantha Sappington, DRC

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