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Certification


Since 2004, the Board of Certified Psychometrists (BCP) has offered a certification examination for its' members.  The examination takes the form of a once-annual opportunity, concurrent with the BCP conference.

The psychometrist certification examination conforms to the Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests published jointly by the American Educational Research Association, the National Council for Measurement in Education, and the American Psychological Association.  It was designed and constructed to be consistent with and in compliance with the joint standards.

At present, candidates who meet any one of the following criteria are eligible to sit for the Certified Specialist in Psychometry examination:

A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of 3000 hours of testing, scoring and associated administrative experience earned under the supervision of licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist.


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A Master’s or Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university with documented course work in a related field and a minimum of 2000 hours of testing, scoring and associated administrative experience earned under the supervision of licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist. A total of 2000 hours is equivalent to one-year of “full-time work experience.”  To qualify, work experience must include substantial time spent in testing, scoring and associated administrative activities performed under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist.  Periods of work that include significant time devoted to tasks unrelated to psychometry do not qualify.  The required hours of qualifying work experience may have been earned at any time during the five (5) year period immediately prior to the date of application.

The exam takes the form of a 150-minute, 120-item multipl,e choice test.  Passing level is 70% correct.


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UF Pre-certification in Psychometry provides educational and practical experiences to help prepare individuals to sit for the national psychometry certification exam, offered by the Board of Certified Psychometrists.

This pre-certification program was designed to provide didactic and practical experiences in accordance with the standards describe above, and will therefore hopefully prepare individuals to sit for certification. Successful receipt of BCP certification is, of course, not guaranteed by completing this program. Our hope is that completion of this program might be added to the certification pathways recommended by the BCP, but this will be the decision of that governing body.  

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