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ABC Needs Your Expert Opinion

ANKENY, Iowa - (September 19, 2013) The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) values your opinion and is looking for individuals to participate in an online bulletin board focus group about operator certification and professional designation. We have selected you from a list of individuals in the water industry and would greatly appreciate your feedback on this questionnaire and consideration for our Bulletin Board Focus Group.

What is a bulletin board focus group?
A bulletin board focus group is an online, threaded discussion involving 12 individuals over a 3-day period. Participants must have access to a computer with Internet and are asked to log in to the focus group at a URL with a username and a password to answer questions that are posted and monitored by a moderator.

When is the bulletin board focus group?
Participants are asked to log in to the focus group at least once each morning and once each evening on September 24th, 25th, and 26th to answer questions for approximately 15 minutes each time. We ask only that participants spend at least 30 minutes a day answering questions and that they answer all posted questions.

What are the benefits?
Focus group participants have the unique opportunity to shape future opportunities for professional designation of water and wastewater operators and related services. Participants will also receive a $100 gift card for their full participation of at least 90 minutes over the three days.

How do I sign up?
To get started on our survey for participation, please click below. If you cannot view or click on the button, please copy the link below and paste it into your browser:

Follow-up calls will be made at random to those individuals who are interested and available to participate in our focus group to confirm participation. We are only able to include 12 respondents in the final focus group.