Pearson publishes a wide variety of tests for all kinds of users—tests that may be administered by paraprofessionals or by educational specialists with differing backgrounds in assessments, and tests that require an advanced level of training to administer and interpret the test results. Some tests, such as intelligence tests, are restricted to individuals with specific training. Others, such as some checklists of adaptive behaviours, provide examiners with useful information and do not require indepth interpretation.
Pearson has established a policy for qualifying individuals, organizations, or agencies to purchase tests. A three-level (A, B, C) classification system differentiates products according to the types of purchasers to whom tests may be sold.
Please establish your qualification level for purchases by completing the Customer Registration Form (PDF). For faster service, fax the form to 1-800-665-7307, or attach it along with your order. If you choose to purchase online, then you will be prompted to fill out your qualifications during the checkout process.
Pearson is committed to maintaining professional standards in testing as stated in the Professional Affairs Committee Working Group on Test Publishing Industry Safeguards sanctioned by the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. A central principle of professional test use is that individuals should use only those tests for which they have the appropriate training and expertise. Pearson supports this principle by stating qualifications for the use of particular tests, and selling tests to individuals who provide credentials that meet those qualifications. The policies that Pearson uses to comply with the professional testing practices are described below.
The “User” is the individual who assumes responsibility for all aspects of appropriate test use, including administration, scoring, interpretation, and application of results. Some tests may be administered or scored by individuals with less training, as long as they are under the supervision of a qualified User.
Each test manual will provide additional detail on administration, scoring, and/or interpretation requirements and options for the particular test.
We accept orders from individuals when the Customer Registration Form (PDF) has been submitted and accepted. All tests are classified by a User Qualification Level. See the specific test descriptions on our online product pages for these qualification levels.