The CertLink User Experience

CertLink® supports the assessment, learning, and improvement cycle for board certification. It strengthens physicians’ ability to deliver quality, safe, and efficient patient care in a rapidly changing health care environment.

Whether using a desktop or tablet, users will see screens like these when taking an assessment and tracking their progress.

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While answering questions, users can access several tools such as a highlighter, calculator, and scratchpad. A timer displays the amount of time allotted to answer a question. (Click screenshots to enlarge)

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After submitting an answer, users are asked to indicate how confident they are in their response and the relevance of the question to their practice. This feedback will determine the delivery of future questions and help improve content.

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Users receive immediate feedback after each question, including an explanation of the correct answer and references for additional study.

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The dashboard guides users through the assessment, providing real-time status information including personal performance and peer comparison on the questions answered, status on the number of questions remaining, and time left in the assessment period to finish answering questions and complete the assessment.

Benefits for Physicians

Relevant Content

Practice-based questions support continuous professional development.

Real-time Availability

Assessments are available online and accessible anytime and anywhere to conveniently incorporate learning into daily practice.

Immediate Feedback

The correct answer and critique are displayed along with links to additional resources for further study.

CertLink Also Benefits Assessment Providers

  • Continuous, dynamic candidate assessment
  • Delivery to any personal device
  • Develop customized assessments
  • Easily include new and emerging topics
  • Reports and analytics to monitor performance

If you’d like to learn how the CertLink platform may help your learning and assessment delivery, contact us at