There is not any specific exam preparation or professional development courses required to apply for the CTEP examination, and the exam is not based on any single reference. Candidates need to be familiar with the topics listed on the CTEP Table of Specifications (aka Exam “Blueprint”) and their application.
Most of the content of the CTEP Examination pertains to a common body of knowledge that is generic to the practice of test and evaluation. A well-rounded period of professional practice is the best preparation for the exam. However, you are encouraged to supplement your education and experience by reviewing test and evaluation resources—particularly those focusing on areas in which you may be less skilled or experienced.
The materials listed here can provide a helpful supplement to your understanding. This list does not represent the entire body of information to be used as study material, and ITEA does not warrant or guarantee all information contained in these references. Although the list may include more than one reference that covers a content area, one such reference may be enough—and other resources that are not on the list may adequately cover the content area.
Please let us know if there are any other reference books, materials, or courses that you have found to be helpful to you as a test and evaluation professional.