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Selection Analyst Training Certification Cohort


The CalHR Selection Analyst Training Certification Cohort offers a project based comprehensive curriculum for the development of selection professionals. The classes offered provide essential content and selection techniques to ensure competency upon program completion.


The Cohort goals include, but are not limited to providing:

  • Targeted selection analyst relevant training courses to enable certification of new selection analyst professionals in state service
  • Training deemed critical to successful performance of job-related duties performed by selection professionals in state service
  • Prioritized and organized courses to maximize information retention, ease of learning, and efficient and effective training


The coursework provides state selection professionals with fundamentally sound, legally defensible, innovative means of performing selection-related work in addition to in-depth instruction on a variety of selection-related topics.

The Cohort consists of 9 comprehensive courses which include 9 instructor-led core courses and 1 Culminating Experience class. Upon successful program completion, participants will receive a Selection Analyst Training Certification acknowledging completion of certification requirements at a formal graduation program.

These courses are fundamental for all Selection Analysts as they provide participants with a foundation of professional guidance in the area of Selections.

Dates of class

  • 4/1/2020 - Orientation & Exam Planning and Administration
  • 4/8/2020 - 4/9/2020 - Foundations of Testing: Exam development
  • 4/15/2020 - 4/16/2020 - Job Analysis
  • 4/22/2020 - 4/23/2020 - Developing and Using Written Examinations
  • 4/29/2020 - Developing Training and Education Assessments
  • 4/30/2020 - Developing Structured Interviews and Qualification Appraisal Panels
  • 5/6/2020 - Work Samples and Performance Testing
  • 5/13/2020 - 5/14/2020 - Chairing Interview Examinations
  • 5/20/2020 - 5/21/2020 - Evaluating Minimum Qualifications
  • 5/27/2020 - - Culminating Experience
  • 5/28/2020 - Cohort Graduation @ State Library

Start time for all classes is 9:00 AM and end time is 4:30 PM.

Graduation start time is 9:00 AM and end time is 11:30 AM.

Additional Information

Please click here to learn more about the program.


Cost: $2,250 per participant. The completed and signed Selection Analyst Training Certification Cohort Agreement must be turned in at Cohort Orientation on 04/01/2020. Please check back regularly for seat availability as cancellations do occur.

Updated 1/23/2020
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