Function: The Guild of Project Controls Assessors are Certified Fellow level trustees who provide Competency Assessment professional services for the Guild of Project Controls and the Guild of Project Controls Certification Board. More specifically the Guild Assessors are responsible for reviewing the Certification applications from prospective applicants and making recommendations to the Guild Certification Board as to whether a practitioner should be issued with the Certification that he / she has applied for.

Role: It is the Guild Assessors role to review the applicants experience profile, certification deliverables, examination results and video conference assessment for each Certification candidate and make recommendation to the Certification Board for approval or rejection.

The Guild Assessors work together to make recommendations to the Guild Certification Board in accordance with the following:

  • Fellow Level – receive recommendation from 3 Guild Assessors
  • Expert and Advanced Level – receive recommendation from 2 Guild Assessors
  • Competent Level – receive recommendation from 1 Guild Assessor
  • Preparatory Level – receive recommendation from Guild Admin (is a pass / fail on exam)

Assessors are independent contractors and are not employees of the Guild of Project Controls or the Certification Board and as independent contractors, are compensated for their services.

Guild Assessors accomplish their functions through regular face to face or virtual assessment meetings / dialogue and by establishing an appropriately sized committee structure, led primarily by the Guild Certification Board. Assessors will have completed a 4 hour on line training course to ensure consistency in the scoring of candidates and have audited a minimum of 3 unpaid assessments demonstrating that the assessment of candidates is done in such a manner as to produce consistent results.

As the Guild is in the process of applying for ISO 17024 “Standard for Personnel Certification Programmes” it is expected that those selected by the Certification Board to be Assessors will play a proactive role in supporting the efforts of the Guild Cert Board to obtain this certification.

Practitioners taking on these prestigious part-time roles would most likely be highly experienced practitioners at the Fellow Level and be encouraged to consider presenting papers on the Guild’s Compendium and Reference (CaR) as it pertains to or forms the basis for the Guild’s credentialing process and attending events for and on behalf of the Guild of Project Controls.

Here is the list of the current Guild Assessment Team:

Assessors (Pending)

Name Years Experience Current Location
Chris Carson 48 yrs Virginia (NA.US.VA)
Abkar Bannayan 26 yrs Egypt (AF.EG)
John Banks 17 yrs Scotland (EU.UK.SCT)
Mark Alberts 37 yrs Scotland (EU.UK.SCT)
Pierre Snyman 32 yrs Qatar (AS.QA)
Patrick Weaver 40 yrs Australia (OC.AU)
Simon Lee 24 yrs London (EU.UK.LON)
Craig Relyea 42 yrs Indiana (NA.US.IN)
Debra Shelton 29 yrs Ohio (NA.US.OH)
Glen Palmer 37 yrs New Hampshire (NA.US.NH)
John Livengood 37 yrs California (NA.US.CA)
Alexander Cartwright 30 yrs Washington (NA.US.WA)
Patrick Kennerson 18 yrs London (EU.UK.LON)
Pradip Mehta 39 yrs New York (NA.US.NY)
Ray Pope 44 yrs United Kingdom (EU.UK)
Anthony Lowery 43 yrs Louisiana (NA.US.LA)
Tom Reichner 55 yrs Pennsylvania (NA.US.PA)

The roles and responsibilities of the Guild Assessors will develop over time.

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