Society for Human Resource Management
is designed for professionals who use tests and assessment products in their work. Since these instruments have differing qualifications for use, registered users are assigned a User Qualification Level based upon their education, training, and experience.
About User Qualification Levels
While Society for Human Resource Management does distribute some Level D (Non-Controlled) instruments that are available without specific qualification, most of the business-related and human resource products are Level C instruments.
Level B and Level A are typically reserved for clinical instruments (though some personality and critical thinking tests are categorized as Level B by their publishers).
User Qualification Levels
Level D (Non-Controlled Instruments)
Individuals with a demonstrated need for testing as part of their professional role (i.e., athletic coaches, trainers, motivational speakers) but without formal training.
- Bachelor's degree in psychology or related discipline (i.e., counseling, education, human resources, nursing, organizational development, personnel, social work, training) & coursework in the use of test assessments; or
- Equivalent training under auspices of a reputable organization focused on test assessments; or
- Membership in a professional organization requiring training & experience in the use of tests or surveys; or
- Certification by an organization with similar proficiency requirements; or
- Demonstrated experience in use of test assessments as part of career professional role.
- Graduate degree in psychology or related discipline; and
- Graduate-level coursework in Tests & Measurements; or
- Equivalent training under the auspices of a reputable organization specifically focused on Tests & Measurements.
- Doctoral degree in psychology or a related discipline; M.D. in the case of clinical assessments, or
- Professional licensure to practice psychology or related discipline independently.