TMI exams are built by the industry, for the industry. We draw the content for the exams from a combination of industry-wide survey feedback and contributions from
our team of volunteer subject matter experts. The result is a rigorous exam development process representing thousands of hours spent exceeding the knowledge standards
the industry expects.
Listed below are some of the activities that must be considered in developing a high-stakes certification exam and how TMI addresses those considerations.
Subject matter experts (SMEs)
Subject matter experts are used in focus groups, item writing sessions and item review sessions. TMI estimates that 5,000 subject matter expert hours are required
to develop one exam.
A trained psychologist/psychometrician assists the development, review, and maintenance of the exam. This ensures that the test and the test development process are credible
and improve the item bank’s quality.