Qualifying and Certifying Professionals to Appropriately and Effectively Use Psychological Assessments in Talent Management for Selection, Self-Awareness, Development, and Performance
Professionals seeking to become certified to use various psychological tools and assessments need to attend approved qualifying programs (www.qualifying.org). Professional societies world-wide urge users of psychological tools to become trained and proficient users of best practices when using assesment tools. The APA Congress on Competencies identified appropriate competence in assessment as fundamental to professional effectiveness.
The American Psychological Association (www.apa.org) provides a list of competencies for the competent and appropriate education in the use of psychological tools. These competencies, and associated standards, are accepted worldwide by credible publishers and users of assessments and inventories. This includes tools for: personality, personality type, multi-raters, leadership assessments, and cognitive abilities.
The International Association of Test Publishers has outlined the competencies needed to be a basic qualified user, which are:
History and construction of the inventory or instrument
Theory that is the basis of the tool
Interpretation strategies and practice
Psychometrics related to the reliability and validity of the tool
NCS Pearson Talent Assessment (www.pearsonassess.com) for such tools as the Golden Personality Type Profiler or the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal
Leadership Performance Systems,Inc. (http://www.leadership-systems.com) for such tools as the Learning Effectiveness Indicator, Entrepreneur Readiness Profile, or the Promotion Insights tool
CPP, Inc. (www.cpp.com) for such tools as the MBTI MHS, Inc. (www.mhs.com) for such tools measuring emotional intelligence (EQ) as the EQ-i and EQ 360 Lominger International (www.lominger.com) for such tools as the VOICES multi-rater
We encourage you to thoroughly explore any qualifying program (www.qualifying.org) you are planning to attend to make sure the key elements noted above are included. Contact us at www.qualifying.org or call 336-774-0330 for an exploration of all of your talent management and talent assessment needs.
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