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Psychological testing

Psychological testing: A test user’s guide

This guide is available for people who wish to understand what the testing process will be.

31 October 2017

The guide provides general information about preparing for a test, information for people with disabilities, what happens during and after a test session and what psychological tests measure. 

This guide is designed to answer seven questions in two main areas.

Questions about tests:

  1. What are psychological tests?
  2. What should I look for in a psychological test?
  3. Where can I find out more about particular tests and test suppliers?

Questions about test use:

  1. What knowledge and skills do I need to qualify as competent in the use of psychological tests?
  2. How do I obtain a BPS Qualification in Test Use?
  3. How do I maintain my competence and keep up-to-date on matters relating to psychological testing?
  4. How do I ensure that I follow good practice?

Download the guide