Which characteristic is true of credentialing?

Possible Answers:

  1. Acts as a barrier to integration of outside personnel
  2. Makes ordering personnel resources easier
  3. Causes inconsistencies with resource capability
  4. Increases complexity when ordering personnel resources

The Correct Answer:

B. Makes ordering personnel resources easier is true of credentialing.


AHJ or Authority having jurisdiction has all the responsibility and authority for credentialing, certifying, and qualifying within the jurisdiction. These are the most critical steps that help the jurisdiction ensure that the personnel, who has been assigned the roles under the mutual aid agreements, can perform their job/assigned functions.

The credentialing documentation can also be done to provide an identification card that works as the only identity and verifies the person’s qualification, and capability of performing a particular task in a specific position. This also helps in making the ordering personnel resources easier.


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