Test reviews and registration
Access information to assist you with test selection, by searching the BPS Registered Tests list and test reviews. Search our list of test publishers and distributors to find companies who sell and develop tests.
Test publishers and test distributors in the UK submit their tests for registration and review on a voluntary basis.
Test reviews are a full review of a test, reviewed independently by two Reviewers and two Editors against the European Federation of Psychologists Association Review Model for the Description and Evaluation of Psychological Tests (The EFPA Review Model). This model has been produced to support and encourage the process of harmonising the quality standards and the reviewing of tests across Europe.
Where a test meets a certain standard in terms of the key EFPA criteria, including the quality of the test’s technical and user documentation, the quality of the test materials, the test’s validity, reliability, and the provision of norms or other information necessary for meaningful interpretation of scores, it is awarded BPS Registered Test status.
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To assist test users in selecting appropriate tests the BPS has reviewed and registered a number of tests. A summary of all reviews is available. RQTU members can access full test reviews as part of their RQTU member benefits.
Full reviews of tests are available free to members of the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) and to Chartered and Graduate members of the BPS.
Summary test reviews are available free of charge to non-members. Non-members may purchase full reviews of tests for £16.48 per test review.
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Benefits for test publishers
The benefits of submitting a test for registration and review:
- Tests that succeed in meeting the criteria for Registration will be awarded a Certificate of Registration by the BPS, which you can use to promote your test
- The use of the BPS Registered Test logo
- The test will appear as a Registered Test on the BPS’s Psychological Testing Centre website
- Registration is granted for a period of 5 years
- The full review and registered test status will be linked to your entry on the List of test publishers
- The opportunity to raise the profile of your test via the BPS’s Psychological Testing Centre website
What are the review criteria?
Test reviews are a full review of a test, reviewed independently by two Reviewers and two Editors against the European Federation of Psychologists Association Review Model for the Description and Evaluation of Psychological Tests (The EFPA Review Model).
How to submit a test for review
For information on how to submit a test for review, the materials required, and a schedule of fees please download the information and application pack.
Search the list of test publishers to find companies who sell and develop tests in the UK.
The list of test publishers is intended to be informative rather than evaluative.
Information for Test Publishers
The BPS provides independent reviews of psychological tests and these are included on the site. Publishers included on this list have either had test materials evaluated in a BPS review or have agreed that their materials will be included in a future review.