What Is Professional Competence?

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Professional competence is the broad professional knowledge, attitude, and skills required in order to work in a specialized area or profession. Disciplinary knowledge and the application of concepts, processes and skills are required in a test of professional competence in any particular field.

Disciplinary knowledge demonstrates the use of available resources to identify facts and terms and in the performance of required procedures. The application allows the performance of tasks, procedures and job related processes with confidence and competence.

The application of concepts, skills and processes produces a product or a project in the professional arena. This application allows the accomplishment of a specific purpose related to the field of expertise.