Volunteer Opportunities for QEPs

BGC offers volunteer opportunities for certified practitioners in active practice and formerly certified practitioners.   All volunteers must be in good standing with BGC. BGC-certified individuals who serve on a BGC committee (including the BGC Board) may be eligible for recertification credit.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the BGC office.

BGC Volunteer Activity Credential
(CIH, CAIH, QEP, CPPS, CPEA, CPSA)
Designation
(EPI or a Retirement Status)
Voluntary Surrender

Application Committee: BGC-credentialed practitioners who sit on the Application Committee advise BGC on issues related to the eligibility of applicants for BGC certification.

Recertification Committee: BGC-credentialed practitioners who sit on the Recertification Committee advise BGC on issues related to the recertification or credential maintenance of existing BGC certified practitioners.

Examination Committees/Panels: BGC-credentialed practitioners who sit on examination panels assist BGC in the development and update of BGC certification exams.

  • Job Task Analysis (JTA) Panel: This group of practitioners develops an exam content outline, which consists of the domains, tasks, knowledge, and skills essential to performing the work of a BGC-certified professional. The content outline serves as the basis for an exam blueprint, which is the foundation of a BGC certification exam.
  • Item-Writing Panel: This group of practitioners develops questions for potential inclusion in BGC exams.
  • Exam-Assembly Panel: This group of BGC-credentialed practitioners assembles and reviews a BGC exam designed to match the blueprint created by the Job Task Analysis Panel.
  • Standard-Setting Panel: This group of BGC-credentialed practitioners determines a legally defensible and empirically justifiable score to differentiate individuals who pass a BGC exam from those who do not pass.

Ethics Revuew Committee: Members of this committee conduct reviews to collect and weigh all the available information in order to determine whether violations of the Code of Ethics or Ethics Case Procedures have occurred. 

Ad Hoc committees: Members of Ad Hoc committees provide recommendations to BGC on specific topics of interest.  

Yes Yes  No
Item Writing: Any BGC-credentialed practitioner is allowed to submit questions for potential inclusion in BGC exams.  BGC also conducts an annual meeting where several practitioners work as a group to develop new questions. Practitioners who submit questions that are accepted by BGC may also be eligible for recertification credit. Yes Yes No
Validation Survey: Participants in validation surveys ensure that the BGC exams reflect the essential knowledge necessary for competent practice. Yes No No
BGC Board: BGC's Board of Directors is comprised of twelve Diplomates (BGC credential holders) for four-year terms and one public member for a two-year term. These individuals govern the organization through strategic decision making. Yes No No
BGC Ambassador: A BGC Ambassador serves as an official representative of BGC.  An ambassador must be knowledgeable about BGC practices and may be assigned to specific duties on behalf of BGC such as presenting at conferences and serving as a point of contact for applicants. Yes Yes No
Mentoring: BGC-credentialed practitioners can provide valuable education, training, and guidance for professional and personal growth to individuals who intend to apply for a BGC certification.  BGC-certified practitioners who are involved in a formal mentoring program may also be eligible for recertification credit. Yes Yes Yes
Writing Professional References: Applicants for BGC credentials require references from individuals who are familiar with their work and can confirm the timeframe when work experience is being claimed. Yes Yes Yes