Exam Development

The guiding source for Biotility’s BACE Exam administration policies and procedures is the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, which focuses on ensuring each candidate is tested fairly and professionally and on giving all candidates an equal opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge. To ensure Biotility’s exam administration standards are upheld, all personnel who participate in the administration of the BACE must be trained and certified through the BACE Administrator Certification Process.

Exam questions are written and validated by subject-matter experts in the industry, and the complete exam is vetted and approved annually by Biotility’s national Advisory Board to confirm:

  • The scientific accuracy of individual questions
  • The alignment of each question with its corresponding industry-defined blueprint standard
  • The overall relevance of the exam to industry requirements for technician-level positions

The credentialing standards for BACE include the Academic Knowledge and CTE Performance Standards and Benchmarks taught in Industrial Biotechnology programs. Certified individuals have a knowledge and skill set applicable to entry level positions in the biotechnology industry (Standards may be found here: 2019-2020 Industrial Biotechnology Academic Knowledge and CTE Performance Standards). These standards are reviewed annually by our national Advisory Board.

National Advisory Board


Akron Biotech Manager, Strategic Alliances Florida
Anemoi Biotech Holdings, LLC Principal Scientist Iowa
AxoGen, Inc. Product Development Engineer Florida
ELISA Technologies Scientific Director Florida
Evergreen Bioscience Innovation Chief Executive Officer Washington
Exogenesis Bio Inc., Gene Therapy CMC Co-Founder and CTO California
Georgia Bio VP Operations Georgia
Integra Life Sciences Senior Product Manager Maryland
Labcorp Drug Development VP, Early Development North Carolina
Merck & Co. Associate Director, Engineering Pennsylvania
Novartis Gene Therapies Senior Scientist, Analytical Science & Technology North Carolina
QuickStart Director, Georgia BioScience Training Center Georgia
Regeneron Research and Development Specialist New York
Yukon Medical, LLC Senior Director, Product Development North Carolina

Advisory Board Letter of Support Letter-of-Support-2024BACE