Surpass Team Members appointed to the Certification Network Group (CNG) Programme Planning Committee

Shannon Starrs and Barry Porter appointed to the CNG Program Planning Committee

We are proud to share that Shannon Starrs, Account Director, and Barry Porter, VP Account Management at BTL Surpass have been appointed as Programme Planning Committee Members for the Certification Network Group (CNG).

Barry will take on the role with the Washington, D.C. committee, while Shannon has been appointed to the Chicago committee.

Barry and Shannon both have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the certification and licensure industry, working alongside assessment pioneers such as the National Board of Medical Examiners and CPA Canada.

The CNG plays a pivotal role in the dissemination of knowledge across the industry and the appointments of Barry and Shannon further reinforce the dedication and commitment of the Surpass Team to sharing knowledge and expertise, with a mission to improve the assessment experience for everyone.

On joining the Certification Network Group Programme planning committee, Shannon said: 

“It is a pleasure to be part of the CNG Programme Steering Committee in Chicago. Surpass is dedicated to improving testing in the credentialing space, so I look forward to sharing my experiences and learning from clients in this industry. I value the opportunity to grow professionally with this great organisation.”

Working alongside other CNG members, Shannon and Barry will be involved in planning the organisation’s networking activities for certification professionals, recruiting experts to speak at regular events in Chicago and Washington, D.C. and serving as ambassadors for the CNG’s new and existing members. 

About the Certification Network Group 

The CNG’s mission is: As a force of excellence in the progressive development of credentialing professionals, the Certification Network Group offers invaluable connections, education, and resources. 

The CNG attracts professionals from all levels of attainment, encouraging the open expression of stimulating perspectives. In this way, attendees of the CNG’s free events can benefit from industry knowledge delivered by established experts, innovative thinking from beginners in the credentialing field and thoughtful solutions from vendor partners. 

For more information on CNG visit the website.

About BTL Surpass Inc. 

BTL Surpass Inc., is a global provider of assessment services and technology. The assessment platform, Surpass, is a turnkey solution powering the development and delivery of tests for certification and licensure organisations, K-12 institutions, HE, state government agencies and national testing programs across the world. Securely delivering over 30 million tests in test centres or through secure online proctoring, the Surpass item bank and test driver is one of the most trusted and advanced technologies available in the market. 

For more information about Surpass visit