Mobile Equipment Mechanic – Form A3

November 14, 2017

In response to customer requests for a shorter test, we reviewed the original 120-item test. Based on the item-level analysis and currency, we removed 60 items to create this new 60-item test. We combined several categories, replaced one item, and updated several images. The new test is also a journey-level test.

Inspection and Measurement – Form A

July 26, 2017

We reviewed and revised this test, replacing two items to improve the difficulty.  The test remains 20 items with a time limit of 15 minutes. Inspection and Measurement Form A assesses an applicant’s ability to measure, inspect, and follow directions.

Mobile Equipment Operator

June 29, 2017

This test, Form A, was reviewed and re-numbered to start on (1). In addition, one distractor was updated, and numerous grammatical improvements were made.  The test was then renamed Form AR and was made available in the online testing site.

White Paper: Evolution of Apprenticeship

February 6, 2017


The purpose of this paper is to show how apprenticeship has evolved over the last 50 years.

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Welder, Repair, and Maintenance – Form A3

September 12, 2016

The original 121-item test was thoroughly analyzed and reviewed. Based on the item level analysis, 61 items were removed to create a more streamlined 60-item, journey-level test. Test categories are: Print Reading; Welding Process; Types of Welds; Types of Joints; Welding Positions; Filler Metals; Processes Related to Welding;  Welding Metals; Welding Defects; Repair Welding & Surfacing; Tools, Machines, & Equipment.

Mechanical Technician A – Form A3

September 1, 2016

We reviewed this test and replaced one item. In addition, we edited nine questions to improve grammar/punctuation/clarity. Test categories are: Hydraulics and Pneumatics; Print Reading; Power Transmission and Lubrication; Pumps and Piping; and Mechanical Maintenance Principles.

Robotics – Form A

July 28, 2016

We developed this new test to address technological developments in manufacturing facilities. Our Robotics test covers: Operation Principles; Diagnostics; Troubleshooting; Program Interpretation; and Components. It is a 95-item, journey-level test.

Arithmetic – Form CO-AR

June 2, 2016

In a review of RCJS Arithmetic Form CO-A, we removed nine questions, reducing the number of questions to twenty-four. The questions removed were primarily those involving operations with whole numbers, which were deemed to be too easy based on statistical data from test results. We also replaced two questions, reordered all of the questions, and reduced the time limit to 20 minutes. These changes were made to improve the reliability and validity of the test. The test is now Form CO-AR.

MultiCraft Trainee – Form A3

May 23, 2016

We updated this 60-item test by replacing four questions and making numerous grammatical changes. Test categories remain the same: Hydraulics & Pneumatics; Welding, Cutting, & Rigging; Power Transmission, Lubrication, Mechanical Maintenance & Shop Machines, and Tools & Equipment; Pumps, Piping, & Combustion; Motors, Control Circuits, and Schematics & Print Reading; Digital & Analog Electronics, Power Supplies, Computers & PLC, and Test Instruments; and Basic AC/DC Theory, Power Distribution, & Electrical Maintenance.

Large Utility Company

May 14, 2016

A large utility company contacted us to facilitate the development of a custom test for their Substation Electricians. Paul R. Kramer, M.A., Consulting Associate, is working with their job experts to create a completely customized test to use as a promotional tool.