Qualification Levels Explained

On this page, you’ll discover the qualification requirements that each client must meet to gain approval for purchasing assessments in each level. Our goal is to ensure that our assessments are utilised by qualified professionals who can effectively assess individuals’ needs and provide appropriate support.

—  Qualification Level A (previously CL3)

There are no special qualifications to purchase these products. However, all are restricted to qualified teachers/therapists (not individuals) and assessments can only be sent to a school/college/healthcare address (not home addresses).

Some Level A education assessments require the user to have further qualifications (e.g. Masters or Postgrad in special education) and/or training on the use and interpretation of psychometric testing (e.g. WIAT-III UK-T ).

It is recommended that you complete the PQR form below and discuss the use of the test with the school’s psychologist.

— Qualification Level B (previously CL2 / CL2R)

Tests may be purchased by individuals with:

  • A master’s degree in psychology, education, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, social work, counselling or in a field closely related to the intended use of the assessment and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring and interpretation of clinical assessments.

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  • Certification by or full active membership in a professional organisation (such as RCOT, RCSLT, BMA, RCN, RCPsych, SASC) that requires training and experience in the relevant area of assessment.

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  • A degree or licence to practice in the healthcare or allied healthcare field.

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  • Formal, supervised mental health, speech/language, occupational therapy, social work, counselling, and/or educational training specific to assessing children, or in infant and child development, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments.

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  • Work for an accredited institution

— Qualification Level C (previously CL1)

Tests with a C qualification require a high-level of expertise in test interpretation and can be purchased by individuals with:

  • A doctorate degree in psychology, education, or a closely related field with formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments related to the intended use of the assessment.

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  • Licensure or certification to practice in a field related to the purchase.

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  • Certification by or full active membership in a professional organisation (such as BPS, ACP-UK, AEP, BNS) that requires training and experience in the relevant area of assessment.