The Veterans Administration has developed a program to evaluate the level of competency of its medical equipment repairmen and to recognize those who surpass an established level of competency. This evaluation is carried out by means of testing. A passing score of 70% on all sections of the exam results in certification while failure results in enrollment in correspondence or short courses. Periodic evaluations of the exam are carried out to determine questions to be added or deleted and those which should be reworded. Since time limits are set for completing the exam, those time limits are also evaluated.