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Job Task Analysis for IFBA Professional Certifications

the IFBA is launching a new program to certify the competency of biorisk management and biosafety professionals worldwide. All IFBA certifications are based on a Body of Knowledge developed by international subject-matter experts which outlines key knowledge and skills relevant to job competence.

Further details on the IFBA Certification program can be found here.  

We are now seeking your assistance in completing a Job Task Analysis (JTA) to assess the significance of each knowledge/skill statement which will be used to develop the blueprint for the design of the examinations (note - this JTA is an updated revised version from 2012 based on recent input from our international Peer Review Group). We are seeking input from all stakeholders around the world and ask that each of you complete the analysis at the links below. We would also kindly ask that our Members and Observers distribute the links to their respective membership and ask them to complete each of the JTAs. The deadline for completing the process is Friday June 27th.
Professional Certification in Biorisk Management JTA:
Professional Certification in Biological Waste Management JTA: Individuals who complete the analysis will be entered into a draw for a voucher to receive a free certification exam (please complete the questions only once as completing it multiple times will not affect the odds of winning the draw). Two free exams will be awarded.
Please do not hesitate to contact Maureen Ellis  (m.ellis [at] should you have any questions or encounter any technical problems in completing the analysis.Thank you for your participation in this important process.

Primary Contacts

To send feedback, suggestions or register as a member please contact:

African Biological Safety Association

Fairlane House off Mbagathi Road

P.O Box 35749-00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254-714283195, +254-020-5256052 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.