For most of the people, the term ‘performing examination’ conjures up images of tedious and time consuming task that can be more accurately described as ‘failing to do something’ or ‘not doing something’. In reality however, the process of conducting examination is neither simple nor straightforward. In most cases, the test scorers are subject to a great number of factors that have a direct impact on the quality of the report generated at the end of the audit. It is in the interests of the credit unions and the regulatory bodies administering the examinations to ensure that the procedures implemented are as effective as possible. The process of performing examination is subject to a variety of legal considerations and there are strict rules that govern the conduct of an examination under the supervision of an examiner.
As per the regulations, each examination requires that all the material being subjected be submitted in the same format, which includes detailed question papers, scoring sheets, data sheets and audio files. In addition, in order to conduct an examination, the examiner must ensure that the material has been reviewed, approved and revised by a senior member of the audit committee in order to ensure that the final report meets the requirements of the accounting code. In addition, the music education section of the code requires that the music evaluation or music education test must be based on the criteria laid down by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Therefore, it is important that the music education section of the licensing agreement must be satisfied in order to meet the legal requirement of conducting examination.
Apart from the review of the test paper, the management also requires the student to undertake an industry practice test, a multifaceted skill assessment and a field test. The applicant must pass all three skill assessments administered under the auspices of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) before passing the examination. The applicant then needs to successfully pass the third and final stage of the multifaceted test which assesses both the applicant’s knowledge and skills in three areas of the business area: technical matters, interpersonal skills and business knowledge. As a result of passing the three final stages, the applicant is granted the right to appear before the USPTO’s Arbitration and Approval Committee and participate in the Licensing Examination Program (LEAP). The applicant then needs to successfully complete all three stages of the examination in order to appear before the USPTO’s Board of Patent Examiners for the Multifaceted Domain Recognition (MDR) award.