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Assistant Test User Certificate

The British Psychological Society Certificates of Competence in Occupational Testing have been extended to include a new Certificate in Test Administration. Competent test administration and scoring is critical to the use of psychological tests. The results of the most appropriate psychological test will be invalidated if the test is poorly administered or scored inaccurately.

Benefits to you and your organisation

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

Learning Methods
Before the course participants will receive a textbook and will be expected to scan/skim read relevant sections. Each of the units will be presented by lively, overview, tutor led input. Participants will complete their portfolio in teams, minimum 3 people. Each participant will practice administration of tests to an individual and a group. One to one training is possible if the organisation can provide participants to test.


Timing: 2-day course plus pre-course reading. A range of tests will be used. However, client will be expected to provide specific tests if there are specialist requirements.

Deposit payable 2 weeks before the first day of the course, in sterling half of total fee, plus VAT.
Dates to be agreed in advance and booked upon payment of deposit. Balance payable on completion.

Extras: Specific Psychometric tests at cost from publisher to suit your requirements. Travel at current rates, accommodation and subsistence, if workplace supervision or attendance away required. To be paid by each individual, cheque to The B.P.S. for printed certificate and registration for The Test Administration Certificate.

A reduction is available for group training. Maximum number 12 delegates.
Please let us quote for a group booking at your venue.

Who should participate?

Any person in the workplace, working under the supervision of a qualified Level 'A' test user, can take on the administration of tests thus relieving the Level ‘A’ test user from routine planning and administration duties. Particularly relevant to organisations with ‘outposts’ for administration under supervision from central unit test users.


Dr Barry Cripps C. Psychol is Verifier of Assessors for the Level B Certificate programme, in The British Psychological Society. Barry is an independent consultant psychologist, lectures in psychology, and writes in psychometrics. A trained Test Administrator will also assist.

Pre-course work

Participants will receive pre-course reading and test introduction brochures in order to familiarize themselves with test protocol.

Please contact us if you wish to know more, we are available any time, for an informal chat.