What is Q-global?

Q-global™ is Pearson's web-based platform for test administration, scoring and reporting. It houses the industry's gold standard in assessment tools and is accessible from any computer connected to the Internet. Secure and affordable, Q-global helps you quickly and efficiently organize examinee information, generate scores, and produce accurate, comprehensive reports.

Digital manuals and stimulus books available on Q-global!

In an effort to help where we can during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have added 100+ digital assets to the Q-global platform. 

New to Q-global? See the Account Setup section of this page to help you get started.


Pearson Clinical Assessment developed Q-global for mental health professionals, educators, and other professionals, whowant the ease, reliability, and security of a cost-effective, common web-based platform for their administration, scoring, and reporting needs.

Q-global is the only scoring and reporting system that features today's leading assessments on a simple-to-use,web-based interface that is accessible anytime, anywhere.

Q-global offers:

  • 24/7 secure, web-based access

  • Portability: Q-global can be used on mobile devices such as laptops or tablets, allowing for increased accessibility of the application in multiple user and/or practice settings

  • Mobile-friendly reports: easily view generated reports on tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices (Internet connection required)

  • On-demand, reliable scoring and expansive and comprehensive reporting solutions not available through hand-scoring

  • Flexible pricing: pay-as-you go scoring/administration as well as scoring subcriptions available.

Account Setup

Setting up a Q-global account is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1

Request your account

To set up your Q-global account you may either:

a) Contact our Customer Care team by phone at 1-866-335-8418

b) Contact an Assessment and Technology Consultant for your region

c) Completing an Online Q-global Account Request form.

As a first-time Q-global user, we will assist you to set up, enable, and configure your account.

Note: If you are a new Pearson Clinical customer purchasing B- or C-Level assessments, you may be requested to complete a Customer Qualification form prior to activating your account. (You will be asked for a valid email address).

Step 2

Configure your user credentials

Once your Q-global account request has been processed by a member of our team, you will receive a confirmation email providing you with a link and further directions for activating your Q-global user account by setting up your user credentials (User ID and password); follow the link in that confirmation email.

Step 3

View your inventory

You are now ready to enter your account with the purchased and populated usages to start your online scoring and reporting process.
View your usage inventory from the Manage Account  tab of Q-global's menu bar, and select the account you wish to view from the list of accounts/subaccounts.

You may also view your usage and order history from the Inventory tab.

Need to make changes to your Q-global account?  Please download and complete the Q-global account change request form, and email it to cs.canada@pearson.com.


You can access your Q-global account through any Internet-connected device to manage and retrieve examinee information, generate scores from assessment data, and produce accurate, comprehensive assessment reports. All of these activities are performed in a secure, private web environment that helps professionals streamline their assessment workflow while complying with widely accepted data privacy standards. The web-based nature of Q-global provides users with unprecedented flexibility in accessing and performing their work anytime and anywhere.

Manage Accounts

Your Q-global account is initially set up with a main parent account. From this account you can create sub-accounts as a way of managing sites, departments, or examiners. The system is flexible enough to allow you to control how your account hierarchy is structured. Showing your account structure in this tree format provides you with a visual representation of your account, sub-accounts, and users.

Account hierarchies allow the parent account to grant select access to sub-account users. This hierarchical structure aids in generating reports at different levels for those products that have group reports available. New sub-accounts will inherit (auto-populate) the attributes (address, regional settings, portfolios, and qualification levels) of the parent account and may be modified for the sub-account.

Need to make changes to your Q-global account? 

Please download and complete this change request form, and email it to cs.canada@pearson.com.

Manage Accounts

Examinees Tab

The first page displayed when you log in to the system is the examinee list. From here you can view and manage examinee records as well as assign an assessment and add or delete an examinee. In addition, you also have the option of importing examinee demographics into the system or exporting examinees and demographics, items/raw scores, and derived scores on assessments that have been previously reported on.

Data Importing / Exporting

Importing examinee records saves customers the time of having to key in demographic information for each examinee individually. Q-global allows customers to import examinee records (general examinee demographic data) into their Q-global account using a .csv file (comma separated value file, which can be created using any spreadsheet software). Q-global also offers the ability to generate a .csv export file of assessment records by assessment report and form. The export functionality is available for assessment records which have previously been scored and reported (assessments with a status of ‘Report Generated’) for all reports supported on Q-global. Customers have the option to configure the export file by report type and can include item responses/raw scores (as applicable by assessment form) as well as derived/calculated scores.

Examinees Tab

Group Tab

Groups are designed to easily assign one or more assessments to a group of examinees. This offers users who administer assessments to larger populations an efficient means of managing assessments, scores, and reports.

Report Tab

From the Report tab you can search for a specific assessment record or records. If you do not want to narrow down the results, you can leave the filter blank. Any field that does not contain a value will be ignored by the system when the search is executed. The results are returned in a table in the bottom portion of the page.

Report Tab

Content Availability

Commercially available on the Q-global platform are these assessments.

*Visit this website often for notices of new products that become available on Q-global.

System Requirements

As a new Q-global user, you will need the following:

  • A computer with access to the Internet through a standard browser (e.g., Safari®, Microsoft® InternetExplorer® 10.0 or above, etc.)
  • A Q-global account that has been activated and credited for use.

Your operating system and browser should appear on the list below in order to run the Q-global software:

Operating Systems
Windows 7, 8 and 10

Windows 7, 8 and 10

Mac OS® 10.9 or higher

Mac OS® 10.9 or higher

IE 10.0 and 11.0

IE 10.0 and 11.0










Once your Q-global account is activated, the ordering process is very similar to traditional methods. You may place your order for Q-global products on our website at www.PearsonClinical.ca, or by contacting our Customer Care team at 1-866-335-8418

In lieu of receiving physical package, however, you will receive a “virtual shipment" notice of report usages.


Once you have initiated your Q-global license, you will have access to a growing library of assessments. The administration or scoring of assessments on Q-global is charged based on the service provided (on-screen administration, simple scoring, interpretive report) and the content delivered.

For more information regarding specific per-use report, administration, subscription pricing, please visit PearsonClinical.ca for a complete list of products available with Q-global.

Pearson offers several quantity discounts for reports ordered in larger quantities. Please see our Discount Policy for further information.


There are a number of valuable resources available to customers who are utilizing Q-global for their scoring and reporting needs.

  • Getting Started with Q-Global Training Series -
    View these brief training modules about various activities related to Q-global.
  • Resource Library - Once logged into your Q-global account, you can access the Resource Library which is located in the menu bar at the top of the screen throughout Q-global. The Resource Library contains documents and files related to assessment products available on Q-global which can be used to help optimize your use of Q-global and answer questions. The structure is set up by assessment, with sub-folders within each. The Restricted folder is available to users with the appropriate qualification level for administering the assessment. The General folder is available to any user that has access to the system.
  • Resources include:
    • Import Examinee file format
    • Export Map (describes each column in the system generated .csv file)
    • FAQs
  • Additional Downloadable Documents:


In order to help navigate Q-global, FAQs have been established and can be found here.

International Customers

Please visit your respective local Pearson Clinical Assessment sites to proceed with purchasing on Q-global:

Australia or New Zealand 

United Kingdom


If further technical assistance or guidance is required, please utilize the following information:

Canada & US: 1-800-249-0659 (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST)

Technical Support E mail:  catechnicalsupport@pearson.com

Technical Support URL:  PearsonAssessmentSupport.com

For all product-related questions or other customer support needs, please contact our Customer Care department as follows:


1-866-335-8418 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST)