CRPGP Job Analysis

The purpose of the job analysis (JA) is to identify the tasks and knowledge that are important for competent performance by Certified RPG Professionals.

A JA study is conducted to answer the essential questions:

What are the important job tasks related to competent practice

What knowledge and skills are essential for competent performance?

The job analysis findings serve as the basis of the CRPGP Certification Exam and inform the Certified RPG Professional about content areas acceptable for continuing education.


A benchmark for any profession is the ability to routinely monitor its own practice through an ongoing process of self-regulation. Paramount to this process is the establishment of a credentialing program that enables the profession to safeguard consumers by stating who is competent to practice.

The establishment of a valid job analysis is essential to the integrity of a credentialing program and its associated exam program.

The job analysis translates practice into a usable format for test development.

The JA delineates the important tasks and knowledge deemed necessary for competent practice. A well-conducted job analysis helps insure that a certification exam is job related and thus has content validity.

The process directly links the content of the certification exam to field-identified important job tasks. Therefore, the job analysis process is an essential component in establishing the content validity of a credentialing exam.

NCTRC Job Analysis Study

In 2014, RPG Therapeutics LLC began the first Job Analysis Study.

In 2018, RPG Therapeutics LLC began the second Job Analysis Study.

The CRPGP Job Analysis Report (PDF) outlines the rationale, procedures and findings of the 2014 CRPGP job analysis study. The job analysis study was conducted by RPG Therapeutics LLC with technical assistance from RPG Research and other partners throughout the US & EU.

The CRPGP Job Analysis Report contains the current CRPGP tasks and knowledge domains. The current tasks as performed by the Certified Role-Playing Game Professional represent the various forms of the role-playing game process in different formats and different specialization areas. The knowledge domains form the basis of the CRPGP exam content and are used to evaluate internships and continuing education within the Role-Playing Game profession.

A thorough review of the CRPGP Job Analysis Report is recommended for all exam applicants and current Certified RPG Professionals seeking recertification.

Download pdf: 2014 CRPGP Job Analysis Report > (pending)

Download pdf: 2018 CRPGP Job Analysis Report > (pending)

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