Each of the certification specialties are developed, administered, and analyzed using industry standards and state-of-the-art methodologies.
Development of Exams
The examinations are developed by a committee of subject-matter experts. In addition to generating and updating specifications on which the examinations are based, the committees write test questions and review questions submitted from instructors, experts, practitioners, and other individuals within their respective field. The committees also determine certification requirements and address standard-setting issues related to the specific credential. As the tests provide only one source of information regarding examinee competence, they are used in conjunction with other indicators of training and experience in the granting of certification.
Secure Delivery of Exams
As a fundamental aspect of psychometric integrity, AMT's preeminent focus continues to be directed at examination security. Numerous policies, procedures, and systems are in place to address this important aspect of examination delivery. Recognizing that the validity of the testing is thoroughly dependent upon sound development and administrative foundations, AMT consistently devotes considerable resources to ensure both security and procedural standardization.
All examination administrations are conducted in a proctored environment, typically at a school or at one of many Pearson VUE testing centers located throughout the country and around the world. AMT has chosen to partner with Pearson Vue for the administration of computer-based examinations because of their international reputation for quality.
Standards of Practice
Our goal is to promote and maintain a high standard of excellence for allied health professionals and support their role as part of the patient healthcare team. Those certified by AMT are expected to follow a certain code of conduct, as outlined in the AMT Standards of Practice. (Download)