Body of Knowledge

IAAO has undertaken 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. 

Entitled Apendium, 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.

Once completed, the IAAO BOK will enable more efficient and effective structuring of targeted educational programs and customized certification programs, and provide a foundation for planning and coordinating other programs for the IAAO membership.

An initial outline of the material is available for download today and the completed version will be available in 2018.