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Register of Qualifications in Test Use: join or renew

Find out how to join the RQTU or renew your subscription.

If you're applying for BPS qualifications in Test Use for the first time, you'll be required to hold an entry on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).

For your qualifications to remain valid, you need to maintain your entry on the RQTU each year.

Renewing your RQTU subscription

How to renew your subscription

You'll need to register an account on the BPS portal to renew.

Once registered, you'll be able to log into your BPS account and select the 'Memberships and Subscriptions' tile.

Scroll down to 'Subscriptions' and click on 'Renew' button next to the RQTU subscription – you can then pay the renewal fee.

Please ignore the renew button that appears next to e-Subscriber under the 'Memberships and Subscriptions' tile, as this will automatically renew once your RQTU subscription has been paid.

If you have a BPS portal account already but have forgotten your login details, you can reset your username or password.

If you're an existing registrant of the society, or if you were registered on the old BPS website but you haven't set up a portal account, you need to request your unique registration link.

Once you have the link, you can complete your registration on our portal.

Fees and payment methods

Renewal fee

  • 2023: The renewal fee is £45.20
  • 2024: The renewal fee is £49.68

Payment methods

Direct debit

You can set up a direct debit via the portal.  You'll need to log into your BPS account and select the 'Memberships and Subscriptions' tile.

Scroll down to 'Subscriptions' and click the 'Renew' button next to the RQTU subscription and follow the steps to add your bank details.

Bank transfer

When paying by bank transfer, please quote your RQTU number as your payment reference and send remittance advice/details to [email protected].

Please include the date, amount and reference of the transaction so that we can easily identify your payment.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland, Market Street, Leicester, LE1 5BN
  • Account Name: The British Psychological Society
  • Account Number: 11226510
  • Sort Code: 16-23-21
  • Swift/BIC No: RBOS GB2L 1623 2111 2265 10
  • IBAN: GB09 RBOS 1623 2111 2265 10
Telephone payment

You can pay your renewal fee over the phone using a debit or credit card (we don't accept AMEX) +44 (0) 1302 897018. The automated phone service is open 24 hours a day.

Please have your RQTU number, amount you need to pay and card details to hand.

Re-join the RQTU

You can re-join the RQTU for up to 12 months after leaving, without requiring a reaffirmation of competence.

If you wish to re-join the RQTU 12 months or more after leaving, you'll be required to have your competence reaffirmed by a BPS Verified Assessor.

Please identify when your entry expired:

My RQTU entry expired within the last 12 months

Members who wish to re-join within the last 12 months after leaving are required to pay the register fee plus a £20 admin fee.

Payment methods

Direct debit

You can set up a direct debit by contacting [email protected].

Bank transfer

When paying by bank transfer, please quote your RQTU number as your payment reference and send remittance advice/details to [email protected].

Please include the date, amount and reference of the transaction so that we can easily identify your payment.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland, Market Street, Leicester, LE1 5BN
  • Account Name: The British Psychological Society
  • Account Number: 11226510
  • Sort Code: 16-23-21
  • Swift/BIC No: RBOS GB2L 1623 2111 2265 10
  • IBAN: GB09 RBOS 1623 2111 2265 10
Telephone payment

You can pay your renewal fee over the phone using a debit or credit card (we don't accept AMEX) +44 (0) 1302 897018. The automated phone service is open 24 hours a day.

Please have your RQTU number, amount you need to pay and card details to hand.

My RQTU entry expired more than 12 months ago

If you wish to re-join the RQTU 12 months or more after leaving, you'll be required to have your competence reaffirmed by a BPS Verified Assessor.

The Assessor will then provide an affirmation of your competence directly to the BPS. We'll write to you enclosing invoices for each qualification, plus the annual RQTU fee.

What's the reaffirmation of competence process?

Reaffirmation of competence is required when a past member of the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) wishes to re-join the Register 12 months or more after they've left.

How can I get reaffirmed?

Contact your training course provide or Assessor and explain to them that you wish to be reaffirmed as competent in order to re-join the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).

What should I expect?

Your Assessor will decide what evidence they require to see, to be assured that you are competent in test use. Key considerations will include when your training was completed and what evidence there's of test use in the time since your training. The following is given as general guidance:

Test user's circumstances and recommended assessment

Completion of course less than 3 years ago and evidence of subsequent practice*

  • Review of delegate test report(s) to ensure competent interpretation and application of key statistics

Completion of course less than 3 years ago and no evidence of subsequent practice

  • Assessment of administration, feedback and report writing including key statistics

Completion of course longer than 3 years ago and evidence of subsequent practice*

  • Review of delegate test report(s) to ensure competent interpretation and application of key statistic, and assessment of administration and feedback

Completion of course longer than 3 years ago and no evidence of subsequent practice

  • Assessment of administration, feedback and report writing and understanding of basic statistics and principles of standardisation, reliability and validity and their applications to testing

*Evidence of practice can take a variety of forms, but should at a minimum include evidence of competent oral or written feedback.

The above are guidelines only.  The BPS leave it to the discretion of Verified Assessors to make the appropriate judgement on a test user's competence.

How much should I expect to pay for a re-affirmation of competence?

This information can be provided by your Assessor. Fees for reaffirmation can vary depending on the mode of delivery.

Further information

We'd encourage you to read An Introduction to the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU), which outlines the importance of the online RQTU and requirements of registered test users

Frequently asked questions

How do I access my receipts?

Once registered on the portal, you'll be able to log into your BPS account and select the 'Invoices' tile.

Scroll down to 'Paid Invoices' where you can download your documents and share these with employers if you're seeking a reimbursement of your fees.

Where’s my renewal invoice?

The society no longer issues renewal invoices.

You can renew your RQTU by signing into the Portal and selecting the Membership and Subscriptions tile.

The alternative payment methods are outlined above.

How do I update my contact details?

Once registered on the portal, you'll be able to log into your BPS account and select the 'Personal Details' tile to check and update your contact information.

Need any help?

If you need any support with renewing your subscription or have any questions, please email us.