About Occupational Testing

Testing and assessment is used by employers in recruitment, selection, promotion and development of staff, and to facilitate better working practices. Testing in this area can also be used by individuals for career counselling and self-development purposes.

This form of testing can be undertaken by the following:

  • Chartered Psychologists specialising in Occupational Psychology can provide testing services. Please see the Directory of Chartered Psychologists. This has a searchable database and you should be able to find a psychologist in your area. Psychologists charge professional fees comparable with other professionals.
  • Human Resources Officers (Personnel) who hold the Society’s qualifications in test use and a current entry on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) are employed by many organisations.
  • Careers guidance advisers, outplacement counsellors and coaches who also hold the Society’s qualifications in test use and a current entry on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).
  • Some qualified occupational test users offer independent services and can be found by visiting the subscription-based listings on the Directory of Qualified Testers.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with assessment and testing terminology used in a work and organisational setting, you may want to refer to Getting to grips with our terminology.