Body of Knowledge

IAAO undertook a major initiative to capture and articulate a Body of Knowledge (BOK), a compendium that captures, in one place, a description of the expertise required to effectively work within the assessment profession.

This document provides the framework for that compendium by describing the key areas of knowledge in which assessors must establish competency, and identifying the broad categories of skills required by professionals working in each Knowledge Area. 

This BOK Framework document was developed by a team of subject matter experts handpicked by the IAAO Board of Directors, drawing on an average of 30+ years of assessment experience and incorporating input from a survey of IAAO members. In subsequent publications, IAAO will use this framework to develop a more detailed and encyclopedic description of each of these Knowledge Areas and skills.

For more information, see the Overview site or you can purchase the eight books on Amazon.