learn more about the M&SPCC foundation and history please
download and read the M&SPCC
Implementation Plan (PDF).
the men and women of the Pioneer and Charter Member groups.
are members of the Implementation Group, Certification
Board and Exam Subcommittee who led the establishment of
the M&SPCC and its subsequent certification process.
Members were nominated by their peers to participate
in the first two rounds of certification. During the certification
process these individual were required to present proof
of their qualifications and activities within the modeling
and simulation community.
modeling and simulation profession, industry and market have
been rapidly maturing, yet lacked the identity, unity and
perceptible coherency of associated domains such as computational
science, systems engineering and training delivery. This lack
of identity and the associated fragmentation of this evolving
industry serves as an impediment to the necessary development
and application of modeling and simulation technologies and
of both the profession and the industry has been inhibited
by the fact that there is no generally accepted set of qualifications
or functional competencies inherent in modeling and simulation.
Additionally, there has been no specific form of officially
certifying professional modeling and simulation practitioners.
The lack of guidelines for determining professional competency
made the establishment and delivery of educational programs
difficult, and the lack of availability of metrics and standards
for functional competency made labor market transactions inefficient
for both buyers and sellers of professional services.
An Implementation Program was developed to establish organizations
and processes whereby professional certification for the modeling
and simulation industry may be conducted in a consistent and
Under the auspices of the National Training and and Simulation Association,
the Modeling and Simulation Professional Certification Commission
(MSPCC) is the organization for developing and providing the
professional certification. The Implementation Group was formed
to define and implement the Modeling and Simulation Professional
Certification Commission and establish the Modeling and Simulation
Professional Certification Board (MSPCB), an element of the
June of 2001 was the implementation of the inaugural certification
program for modeling and simulation professionals. The inaugural
certification was focused on the Defense Training Simulation
Professionals (DTSP), represented at forums such as the Interservice/Industry
Training, Simulation and Education Conference.
been developed in concert with a wide range of simulation
professionals outside of DTSP, the initial Level certification
was implemented to be expressly and systematically extensible
to the broad spectrum of modeling and simulation professionals.
Following the inaugural certification, the Implementation
Group continued the development of consistent professional
guidelines and processes that encourage the expansion of the
program beyond the recognized limited scope of Defense Training
an estimated two years of supervision by the Implementation
Group, the Modeling and Simulation Professional Certification
Commission will be develop professional guidelines for the
Commission and Board for the advancement and administration
of the program.
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