Pearson is committed to maintaining professional standards in testing in accordance with the policy of The British Psychological Society and other professional organisations.
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 professional testing practices are described below.
The "Qualified 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.