Training and Research
The BPS provides qualifications in testing in Occupational and Educational settings. Qualifications in testing in Forensic contexts will be introduced in 2015.
What are the benefits of holding a BPS qualification in Test Use?
Holders of the BPS qualifications in test use receive:
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.
The Society issues two levels of qualification in Educational Testing for those who have been assessed by a Verified Assessor.
How do I gain BPS qualification in Test Use?
For information on how to gain a BPS qualification in Test Use, please visit the How to Apply and Packs section of our website.
The Qualification Structure
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.
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
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