Competency verification methods are used to measure the abilities of and individual for a specific competency statement. The eleven categories of verification methods are: tests, return demonstrations, evidence of daily work, case studies, exemplars, peer review/feedback, self-assessment, discussion/reflection groups, presentations, mock events/surveys, and quality monitors. Providing several verification methos to measure the same competency is beneficial in creating a culture of choices and empowerment. Doing so establishes employee buy-in and commitment to the process. And, a single method of verification can never effectively capture all three of the domains of skill (technical, critical thinking, and interpersonal) so you will need to use a combination of the methods to create a sound competency assessment program.