Notice for Chartered members working in forensic settings

This year marks the final year of grandparenting for the BPS forensic contexts testing qualifications, which have been developed for practitioners who use tests in forensic settings such as prisons, secure hospitals, courts or probation services.

The qualifications can be gained at two levels - Assistant Test User: Forensic (Test Administration) and Test User: Forensic. Chartered members working in forensic settings who are interested in applying for the qualifications via the grandparenting routes can find further information on the Psychological Testing Centre (PTC) website.

The PTC provides information and services relating to standards in tests and testing for test takers, test users, test developers and members of the public. Through the PTC, the BPS sets standards in testing, provides nationally recognised qualifications in test use, and provides independent reviews of psychological tests used in occupational and educational settings. The PTC website features a wide range of guidelines on testing and test use.

The BPS is the leading national organisation for setting standards in psychological testing. It directs the work of the PTC through the Committee on Test Standards, whose role is to set, promote and maintain standards in testing.