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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:

4. What knowledge and skills do I need to qualify as competent in the use of psychological tests? 5. How do I obtain a BPS Qualification in Test Use? 6. How do I maintain my competence and keep up-to-date on matters relating to psychological testing? 7. How do I ensure that I follow good practice?

Download the guide