Qualification Requirements for Purchase
Pearson is committed to accurate and ethical assessment of individuals, and uses the qualification system to help ensure that the right tools are in the right hands. If you have questions about our qualification descriptions, please call Customer Support at 800-627-7271 for assistance.
We will require verification of qualifications for purchase.
Qual A: There are no special qualifications to purchase these products.
Qual B: Tests can be purchased by individuals with:
- Certification by or full active membership in a professional organization (ASHA, AOTA, APA, AERA, ACA, AMA, NASP, NAN, INS) that requires training and experience in a relevant area of assessment.
- A master’s degree in psychology, education, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, social work, or in a field closely related to the intended use of the assessment, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments.
Qual C: Tests with a C qualification require a high level of expertise in test interpretation, and can be purchased by individuals with:
- Licensure or certification to practice in your state in a field related to the purchase.
- A doctorate degree in psychology, education, or closely related field with formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments related to the intended use of the assessment.
Qual Q: Tests can be purchased by individuals with one of the backgrounds below as determined by the particular purchase, along with formal training in the ethical use, administration, and interpretation of standardized assessment tools and psychometrics:
Q1: A degree or license to practice in the healthcare or allied healthcare field,
Q2: Formal supervised mental health, speech/language, and/or educational training specific to working with parents and assessing children, or formal supervised training in infant and child development
Sample qualified personnel in these categories may include: psychiatrists, early interventionists, social workers, developmental pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, counselors, content or diagnostic education specialists, speech and language therapists, and occupational and physical therapists specializing in early intervention. If you clearly meet the criteria established for B or C levels, you would not need to pursue qualification under Level Q.