Standards clearly outline what students should know and be able to do when they complete a program. Subject Matter Expert (SME) involvement ensures NOCTI industry-based credentials and those we develop for other organizations measure what matters. SME teams review existing national, industry, and state standards to determine critical content. Specific standards are identified to serve as the foundation for the development process. When standards do not exist, NOCTI facilitates a Job and Task Analysis process to define the content.