Welcome to the Delegated Examining
The Delegated Examining (DE) Program offers both the Delegated Examining Training Course and the Delegated Examining Certification Assessment. It is not mandatory the DE training be completed in order to sit for the certification assessment, but we at OPM believe training is key to ensuring that all HR practitioners are equipped with the knowledge and applied learning necessary to pass the assessment.
Delegated examining authority is an authority OPM grants to agencies to fill competitive civil service jobs. Appointments made by agencies through delegated examining authority are subject to civil service laws and regulations. This is to ensure fair and open competition, recruitment from all segments of society, and selection on the basis of the applicants’ competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities.