If you have experience in the IgCC and ASHRAE 189.1 and are passionate about commercial green construction, you now have the chance to have a say in the development of a new ICC National Certification exam. But hurry – the extended closing date for receipt of application is December 15, 2019.

We have openings beginning immediately on an Exam Development Committee [EDC] that will develop an exam based on the International Green Construction Code [IgCC] that now includes content from ASHRAE 189.1. This soon-to-be-named exam will cover current construction practices for green building professionals, including designers, architects, contractors, and more.

EDC members are appointed by the Certification Committee of the Professional Development Council (PDC) for three-year terms. Applications are reviewed for experience, education, certifications held, previous committee experience, and geographic location/municipality size, to ensure our committees are representative of the entire U.S.

EDC membership is a three-year commitment (three-year terms; maximum of two terms) with high performance standards expected of the volunteers. Being part of an EDC requires work within a close team, adherence to attendance and timely completion of assignments, and dedication to the development and maintenance of psychometrically rigorous examinations.

EDC membership carries an obligation to participate actively in all work of the EDC throughout the life of your term. These expectations include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Contribution and generation of information in a working team environment
  • Attendance at all ICC in-person meetings, which generally occur once every three-year term
    • These meetings will require 3 – 4 days of time away from your workplace
  • Attendance in scheduled web teleconferences throughout the year
    • These meetings will cover various items required in the development, validation, and maintenance of examinations
    • These meetings generally last two hours
    • Access to internet and electronic medium such as desktop, laptop and/or or tablet will be required
  • Prompt completion of homework assignments

If appointed as an EDC member, you will be part of a small team entrusted with the quality of a high stakes examination. Therefore, your commitment to abide by the expectations set forth is imperative, and you may be removed from the EDC should you be unable to fulfill these obligations.

In addition, EDC members are required sign Transfer of Copyright and Confidentiality agreements to protect examination security and to avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest by those involved in the preparation, validation, or administration of its examinations.

Throughout your term, you will be required to meet via web conference up to several times per year and an in-person meeting, based on the needs of the exam program. Generally, in-person meetings are held no more than once a year for a two- to three-day period, with travel expenses covered by ICC.  No testing experience is necessary; ICC will provide comprehensive training initially, and ongoing assistance as needed.

Besides helping ICC to ensure the certification exams are valid, reliable, fair, and defensible, participation in an EDC earns CEU credits toward renewal of your certifications.

If you are interested, please fill out and submit the application. Note that the extended deadline is December 15, 2019 unlike the remainder of the EDCs. Work will start on this committee shortly thereafter.

If you have additional questions about the duties and responsibilities of an EDC member, please feel free to contact us at 888-422-7233, ext. 5524 or at customersuccess@iccsafe.org.