CertLink Longitudinal Assessment and Learning Platform

The CertLink® assessment platform uses smart technology to combine longitudinal assessment and personalized learning into one process. Longitudinal assessment involves administering shorter assessments of specific content repeatedly over a period of time to help individuals increase their understanding, knowledge, and skills.

CertLink is being used by several ABMS Member Boards to create self-paced online programs for professional development that integrate learning and assessment into the pace of daily life. CertLink administrative tools are helping the Member Boards develop, manage, and conveniently deliver multiple-choice and article-based assessments and support completion of continuing certification and CME requirements. Physicians give CertLink a 98% satisfaction rating.

CertLink Features and Benefits

CertLink supports many types of online assessment and learning activities, and provides item authoring, item banking and reporting. Additionally, ABMS Assessment Consulting offers assessment development services to help with the activities related to building and maintaining a successful assessment program.

CertLink presents an opportunity to improve program quality with assessments focused on candidates’ needs:

  • Ease of availability on web and mobile
  • Relevant, personalized content
  • Immediate performance feedback with rationales
  • Guidance for formative learning and resources
  • Dashboard for progress tracking

For assessment sponsors, CertLink includes a variety of configurable system and assessment settings for content import, editing, and management. Multiple item banks can be created, and question presentation can be customized with images and video. Reports and analytics are available to monitor performance and support summative and formative decision-making.

Organizations interested in using CertLink for their assessment and learning needs can learn about CertLink’s features and benefits in this video or contact the CertLink team for a demo.

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This collection of videos offers an introduction to CertLink. You’ll learn about the advantages of the platform for users and assessment sponsors, how longitudinal assessment promotes learning and development, and examples of its use for physician professional development..