What is Performance Assessment?
A performance assessment is designed to allow a candidate for certification to demonstrate at what level they can perform specific skills. Performance assessments are different than cognitive testing in that there are no written exams. Instead, workstations are set up at Assessment Centers allowing the candidate(s) to demonstrate their ability to perform specific tasks associated with their job classification. Candidates do not pass or fail. Instead they are assessed as working at a Proficient, Capable or Entry level.
More info on ICRA's Performance Assessment Program: http://icrassociation.org/certification/hands-on-certification