BPS Certificate of Competence: Personality Assessment Course

Formerly known as Level B

The BPS Certificate of Competence: Test User: Occupational, Personality Course (formerly known as Level B) is a blended learning course consisting of 6-9 hours of private study and a 5-morning live online course.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the European Federation of Psychological Associations (EFPA) and it qualifies participants to administer, interpret, and provide instant reports from the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI).

The HPI measures the bright side of personality – the side we are likely to manifest in everyday work and social situations – and is used worldwide as an invaluable tool in optimising selection, training, development, leadership, career coaching and self-actualisation decisions.

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Via Zoom

Course Fees:  €600

December 4th - 8th 2023

10:00am to 12:30pm Monday to Thursday
10:00am to 12:00pm Friday

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Course Content

  • HPI Scales
  • Reliability and Validity
  • The statistics underpinning psychometric assessment
  • Administration
  • Oral Feedback
  • Report Writing
  • Situations in which personality assessment is best applied
  • Post-workshop work
  • Defining personality
  • Implicit and explicit personality
  • The development of personality
  • Measuring personality
  • Theories of Personality
  • Traits and Types
  • Approaches to personality assessment
  • Applications of Personality Assessment
  • The Five-Factor Model
  • Personality, Genes and the Environment
  • Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI)

How will this workshop benefit my career?

You will acquire best-practice psychometric knowledge and skills in assessing the general ability, specific abilities (aptitudes) and motivators of candidates for jobs at all levels.

You will also be able to provide best-in-class career guidance and direction to your clients of all ages and backgrounds over the age of 16 and you will enhance your expertise in your coaching, training, development and counselling activities.

You will stand out from the multitude of charlatans, chancers and crooks that populate the internet self-help jungle and your reputation will prosper.

Who is this course for?



Heads of Departments

Organisational Development and Training professionals

HR Directors and Managers

Heads of Departments

Line Managers

Career Counsellors