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This page provides information, forms, and the course schedule for current Federal
employees who are human resources (HR) professionals and who are required to complete
Delegated Examining (DE) Training.
DE Training responsibilities: See Chapter 1, Section D of the
Delegated Examining Operations Handbook (DEOH). This section also discusses
Certification and Re-certification training.
Certification Training is for HR specialists, assistants, and staff responsible
for conducting competitive examining functions under an agency delegated examining
agreement. Candidates must have six months of prior Federal staffing experience
or three months of Federal staffing experience and completed formal training in
either competitive examining or merit promotion staffing procedures.
During Certification Training, instructors will give an overview of the
DEOH and cover recruitment, public notice, candidate assessment and referral,
auditing of referral lists, delegated examining unit accountability responsibilities,
and reporting requirements in the competitive examining process. At the conclusion
of the training, candidates will receive a certificate that will permit them to
conduct delegated examining functions for a period of three years.
This page provides information and procedures for current Federal employees who
are human resources professionals and who are required to complete Web-based Delegated
Examining Recertification Training (WBRT).
Delegated Examining Training responsibilities are covered in Chapter
1, Section D of the
Delegated Examining Operations Handbook (DEOH) and this section also
discusses Certification and Re-certification training.
WBRT is refresher training for current Federal employees who successfully
completed the Certification training and their three year certification period is
near expiration. The curriculum mirrors the initial training but at an accelerated
pace. This course presents any newly released flexibilities, and/or changes to
DEOH operational guidance and procedures. At the conclusion of the training,
candidates will receive a certificate that enables them to continue their delegated
examining functions for another period of three years.
Requests for delegated examining recertification training must be emailed to
DE.Recertification@opm.gov by your Agency Headquarters
or the Supervisor of your Delegated Examining Unit. Also you must complete the spreadsheet
that is attached to the Delegated Examining Information System "Message Board".
Please fill in only the items that are highlighted in yellow.
Agency Headquarters and Supervisors of the Delegated Examining Units have been granted
access to the Delegated Examining Information System and can retrieve this spreadsheet.
Please contact the appropriate official for the spreadsheet.