If you are applying for BPS qualifications in test use for the first time, you will automatically be included on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU). In order for your qualifications to remain valid, you must maintain your entry on the RQTU each year.

Re-join the RQTU

You can re-join the RQTU for up to 12 months after leaving, without requiring a reaffirmation of competence. If you wish to re-join the RQTU 12 months or more after leaving, you will be required to have your competence reaffirmed by a BPS Verified Assessor.

To re-join the RQTU, please identify when your entry expired and follow the appropriate guide below.

Members who re-join more than 2 months after leaving are required to pay an additional administration fee of £20, plus the annual RQTU fee of £40. The expiry date of your RQTU entry will remain the same.

Pay by telephone using a credit or debit card

Please contact our subscriptions team on +44 (0)1952 214 077, quoting your RQTU membership number. They will be able to take your payment and can advise you how to set up a Direct Debit if you wish to do so.

Pay by bank transfer

Please quote your RQTU membership number as your payment reference and send remittance advice/details of payment to [email protected]

If we do not receive this information we will not be able to identify your payment on our bank report.

Royal Bank of Scotland, Market Street, Leicester LE1 5BN
Account Name: The British Psychological Society
Account Number: 11226510
Sort Code: 16-23-21
Swift/BIC No: RBOS GB2L 1623 2111 2265 10
IBAN: GB09 RBOS 1623 2111 2265 10

If you do transfer money into the Society's account, make sure that you inform us with the date, amount and reference of the transaction.

Pay by cheque

Please send a sterling draft or cheque to BPS, P.O. Box 87, Oakengates DO, TF3 3WT, ENGLAND. Please make your draft or cheque payable to the British Psychological Society and quote your RQTU membership number on the back of the draft / cheque.

If you wish to re-join the RQTU 12 months or more after leaving, you will be required to have your competence reaffirmed by a BPS Verified Assessor. The Assessor will then provide an affirmation of your competence directly to the BPS. We then write to you enclosing invoices for each qualification, plus the annual RQTU fee.

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 re-join 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 circumstancesRecommended assessment
Completion of course less than 3 years ago and evidence of subsequent practice*Review of delegate test report(s) to ensure compotent interpretation and application of key statistics
Completion of course less than 3 years ago and no evidence of subsequent practiceAssessment 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 compotent interpretation and application of key statistic, and assessment of administration and feedback
Completion of course longer that 3 years ago and no evidence of subsequent practiceAssessment 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 compotent 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. Fees for reaffirmation can vary depending on the mode of delivery.

Further information

We would encourage you to read the document An Introduction to the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU), which outlines the importance of the online RQTU and requirements of registered test users.