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Occupational Testing

The Society issues four levels of qualification in Occupational Testing for individuals who have been assessed as a competent test user by a Verified Assessor.

These are:

  • Assistant Test User
  • Test User: Occupational, Ability
  • Test User Occupational, Personality
  • Specialist in Test Use

Educational Testing

The Society issues two levels of qualification in Educational Testing for those who have been assessed by a Verified Assessor.

These are:

  • Assistant Test User
  • Test User: Educational, Ability/Attainment (CCET)

The qualification structure and detailed information about test user competencies which underpin these qualifications can be downloaded from the Test User's Handbook.

If you are interested in knowing what individuals qualified at the different levels are able to do when they hold any of the qualifications above and have a current entry on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU), please download the pdf below.

Description of Test User roles.pdf

Where can I train and who can assess me?

What is the List of Verified Assessors?

Obtained testing qualifications overseas?

Supporting Publications

The following publications may provide useful background reading to those thinking about training and assessment as a competent test user. Please note these publications outline the BPS test user competencies which comprised former test user qualifications. Whilst many of the competencies are similar under the new test user qualification scheme, there will be some differences.

Educational Testing A Competence-Based Approach
James Boyle & Stephen Fisher

December 2006 / 240 pages / ISBN 978 -1-4051-4659-3 £25.99 (20% discount for BPS Members)

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