Permissions and Licensing

Reproduction of any purchased materials requires the prior written consent of Pearson Canada Assessment Inc. or NCS Pearson, Inc. (collectively “Pearson”). Questions and answers, including practice questions and answers, may not be reproduced without written permission, regardless of the number of lines or items involved. Test copies may not be bound in theses or reports placed in libraries, generally circulated, or accessible to the public, or in any article or text of any kind.

Permission Granting Requests

Pearson will consider requests for permission to reproduce, modify, or translate part or all of any copyrighted publication and will also consider the granting of licenses for use of our copyrighted materials. Requests to reproduce, translate, adapt, modify, or make special versions of these publications should be submitted to jennifer.nightingale@pearson.com

A permission request should include the following:

  • Proposed system or platform where content and data will be administered and stored (you may be required to complete a technology survey)
  • Specific test(s) content required 
  • Rationale for reproduction/ reason you are not purchasing the intellectual property as it is commercially available
  • Number of administrations
  • Translation needs
  • Copy of existing license (in the case of renewal or extension)
  • Willingness to complete a Statement of Work that will be submitted to Pearson for review

Permission requests are subject to a minimum $1,500.00 CDN Fee plus all test administrations and/or translation fees for the project. A quote will be provided for review prior to finalizing the license.
Note: it is more cost effective and Pearson’s preference that our customers buy Pearson intellectual property as it is commercially available.

Once approved, all fees must be paid prior to granting the license. Any reproduction must include acknowledgement of the source, including author, test, publisher, and copyright notice.

Permission to Use Copyrighted Test Norms and Trademarks

Pearson has the sole right to authorize reproductions of any portion of its published tests, including test norms and trademarks. Copying of test norms without authorization is a violation of copyright. The term "copying" includes, but is not limited to, entry of test norms into a computer memory for purposes of test processing, scoring, or reporting. Any person or organization wanting to use Pearson Canada Assessment Inc.'s test norms must submit a formal written request to the Legal Department. If permission is granted, a fee may be charged. Permission from Pearson for use of test norms does not imply endorsement of, or responsibility for, the accuracy or adequacy of any test processing, scoring, or reporting service.

A guided form to assist with permission requests.
 

Pearson reserves the right to amend these policies at any time.