BPS training courses in test use are run by BPS Verified Assessors, who are:
If you meet the above criteria, you can apply to become a BPS Verified Assessor by going through the following verification process.
All relevant documents appear in the 'Documentation' section below.
On completion of the verification process you will be awarded BPS Verified Assessor status with the ability to affirm test users’ competence to receive the BPS qualifications in test use. The verification lasts for a period of five years at which point it may be renewed.
For full details of how to become a BPS Verified Assessor, and for explanation of the roles and responsibilities of Verified Assessors, Delegated Assessors and Verifiers, please see The Assessors' Handbook (below).
The Assessors Handbook is a key reference guide for BPS Verified Assessors which contains an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of Verified Assessors, Delegated Assessors and Verifiers; detailed information on the application process to become a BPS Verified Assessor; and a glossary of terms.
New Applicants applying for the first time to become Verified Assessors should fill in the Assessors Application Form for New Applicants.
The below Guidance for Assessors Forms describe the competencies associated with each of the BPS qualifications in test use. These forms should be used to indicate how each competency is assessed in your assessment materials.
This form should be completed by new applicants and by Verified Assessors.
Verified Assessors who wish to introduce delegated assessment, change their existing delegated assessment practices, or wish to nominate new delegated Assessors should fill in the Statement of Delegated Assessment Form.
BPS Verified Assessors who wish to apply to have one or more Assistant Assessors should fill in the Assistant Assessor Application Form. More information about the Assistant Assessor grade can be found in the document The Assistant Assessor Grade.
The Assessor’s Schedule of Fees outlines the fees payable for Verification, Quality Assurance and Reconfirmation.
If you have any enquiries relating to Verification, please contact us.