Step 1:  Understanding Qualification/Certification

With the wide range of instruments available, there is also a wide range in the complexity of instruments. Because the application of certain instruments affects individuals, publishers of personality instruments often require specific educational and/or training to certify individuals to use their instruments. Instruments are generally assigned classification levels, based on The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing published by the American Psychological Association.

Two Types of Instruments: Unrestricted and Restricted

  • Unrestricted instruments are available for use by anyone who is interested in their use and results.
  • Restricted instruments require the administrator to have specific educational and/or training qualifications. There are two avenues to meet the qualification criteria:
  1. complete a qualification or certification course approved by the publisher of the specific instrument OR
  2. hold a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree and have satisfactorily completed a college level course in the interpretation and measurement of psychological instruments

Step 2: Review Your Training and College Education

  • Have you completed a Publisher Approved Certification Program for a specific instrument (such as the MBTI®, Golden Personality Profiler®, etc.)?
  • Do you hold any of the below listed college degrees (and your coursework includes psychometrics and test interpretation) or you hold one of the listed national or state certifications or licenses?

Step 3: Document Your Training and College Education

  • If you answered YES to either of the above questions, CLICK HERE to create an account to use our online assessment site.
  • If you answered NO to both questions and you hold a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree in another discipline CLICK HEREfor information on how you can become qualified/certified though our online certification course.
  • Continuing education credits,
    • ESC is designated an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) by the National Board of Certified Counselors
    • ESC Personality Assessment Certification Programs have been approved by the International Coaching Federation.
Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral Degree National or State Certification or License
Counselor Education NCC    National Certified Counselor
Counseling NCCC  National Certified Career Counselor
Counseling and Personnel Services LPC     Licensed Professor Counselor
Human Resources Development LMHC   Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Human Development and Leadership LCSW  Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
Mental Health Counseling
Organizational Development
Organizational Leadership
    Clinical Psychology
    Counseling Psychology
    Educational Psychology
    Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Personnel Psychology
    Social Psychology
Social Work
Student Development/Affairs
Vocational Rehabilitation

Related ESC Links           

CLICK HERE         To sign up for your account to administer ESC and Breckenridge Institute online instruments.

Contact ESC at 270-873-7433 or email



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