Has your entry on the RQTU lapsed?

Have you previously been registered with the BPS as a qualified test user (holding Certificates of Competence/Registration in Educational or Occupational Testing)? Has your entry on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use lapsed?

Your name and your BPS test user qualifications no longer appear on the online Register of Qualifications in Test Use and your BPS test user qualifications are now rendered invalid. A BPS Certificate of Competence/ Registration is obsolete without an accompanying entry on the RQTU.

How can I reinstate my entry on the RQTU?

If your name and Test User qualifications are removed from the RQTU for non-payment of the annual fee, these can be reinstated by settling the annual renewal fee plus an additional administration fee, as long as you re-join the RQTU within 12 months of leaving. If you wish to rejoin the RQTU 12 months or more after leaving, you will be required to have your competence reaffirmed by a BPS Verified Assessor (see "What is the reaffirmation of competence" section below). The Assessor will then provide an affirmation of your competence directly to the BPS and we then write to you enclosing invoices for each qualification, plus the annual RQTU fee. For details of the fees for each qualification, please see the Test User Schedule of Fees.

What is the reaffirmation of competence process?

Reaffirmation of competence is required when a past member of the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) wishes to re-join the Register 12 months or more after they have left.

How can I get reaffirmed?

Contact your Training course provide or Assessor and explain to them that you wish to be reaffirmed as competent in order to rejoin the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).

What should I expect?

Your Assessor will decide what evidence they require to see to be assured that you are competent in test use.  Key considerations will include when your training was completed and what evidence there is of test use in the time since your training. The following is given as broad guidance:

Test user’s circumstances

Recommended assessment

Completion of course less than 3 years ago and evidence of subsequent practice*

Review of delegate test report(s) to ensure competent interpretation and application of key statistics

Completion of course less than 3 years ago and no evidence of subsequent practice

Assessment of administration, feedback and report writing including key statistics

Completion of course longer than 3 years ago and evidence of subsequent practice*

Review of delegate test report(s) to ensure competent interpretation and application of key statistics, and assessment of administration and feedback

Completion of course longer than 3 years ago and no evidence of subsequent practice

Assessment of administration, feedback and report writing and understanding of basic statistics and principles of standardisation, reliability and validity and their applications to testing

*Evidence of practice can take a variety of forms, but should at a minimum include evidence of competent oral or written feedback.

Please note that the above are guidelines only.  The BPS leave it to the discretion of Verified Assessors to make the appropriate judgement on a test user’s competence.

How much should I expect to pay for a re-affirmation of competence?

 

This information can be provided by your Assessor, as fees for reaffirmation can vary depending on the mode of delivery. 

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