Qualification Policy/Form

 

In accordance with the standards and professional testing practices set out by The British Psychological Society and equivalent professional bodies, your eligibility to purchase assessment products supplied by Ann Arbor Publishers is based on your education, training and experience.
 

Ann Arbor Publishers assigns letter codes to the 4 qualification levels associated with the assessment products it provides. Each level, A, B, C and U reflects the degree of training and/or experience required for access, with A denoting the highest qualification level. Where applicable, a qualification code can be found on each product page. Full details of all 4 qualification levels follow below.

To ensure that only persons suitably qualified to administer, score and interpret a clinical/educational test gain access to it, a qualification form MUST be fully completed for all qualification levels, except U. Following submission and evaluation of this form, the customer will have their code confirmed by email and can thereafter either proceed with any order they wish to place or have confirmed the status of any orders already placed.

Qualification Levels

All of our assessment materials are marked with a Qualification Level letter code. These qualification levels are as follows:

Qualification Level A
Assessment materials assigned an A qualification code require a high level of training and expertise in test administration, scoring and interpretation and, as such, may be purchased by the following individuals:

  • Those with a doctorate degree in Psychology, Education or a closely related field, with formal training in the ethical administration, scoring and interpretation of clinical/educational assessments.
  • Those certified by or holding full active membership of a professional organisation recognised by Ann Arbor Publishers, that requires training and experience in the relevant area of assessment (eg: HCPC, BPS, ACP, AEP, BNS)

Customers with an A qualification code may purchase any product.

Qualification Level B
Assessment materials assigned a B qualification code may be purchased by the following individuals:

  • Those with a Master’s degree or equivalent in Psychology, Education, SEND, Speech & Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Counselling, Healthcare, Social Work or a field closely related to he intended use of the assessment AND formal training in the ethical and competent administration, scoring and interpretation of clinical/educational assessments.
  • Those certified by or holding full active membership of a professional organisation recognised by Ann Arbor Publishers, that requires training and experience in the relevant area of assessment (eg: RCOT, RCSLT, RCN, BMA, BDA, SASC).
  • Those who work for an accredited institution/organisation.

Those customers with a B qualification code may also purchase products with qualification codes C and U.

Qualification Level C
These products in general are those which do not require an individual to have advanced training in assessment and interpretation.

  • Qualified teachers and allied professionals may be given this code.

Those customers with a C qualification code may also purchase products with qualification code U.

Qualification Level U
Products assigned this code require no qualifications so as to purchase. Resources (eg; Reference books) for those without any clinical or educational background may be assigned this qualification code. Purchase of products with this ‘Universal’ code does not require customers to complete a qualification form.  
 

You may update your qualifications at any time by submitting an updated qualification form.

Please note: Ann Arbor Publishers assigns its customers a qualification code and thereafter, supplies any products requested, on the basis that the information provided by way of the qualification form submitted, is accurate and true. Ann Arbor Publishers will not be held liable for the consequences of incorrect or inappropriate use of any of its materials by unsuitably qualified users. In the event that additional evidence of qualifications is considered necessary prior to customer registration, Ann Arbor Publishers reserves the right to withhold any product orders until such information has been received. Equally, where there is evidence of violation of ethical assessment practice or conditions of sale, Ann Arbor Publishers reserves the right to withdraw approval for product purchase.
 
 

If you are in any doubt about whether you qualify for a particular product, please contact our professional consultants - using this form.
 

Note regarding Privacy: No details given on the Qualification Form will be stored on an electronic data base and no information will be divulged to a third party. The form is sent to our professional consultants who will assess the information to calculate a customer qualification code from A to U. If you wish to update the code applied to your account, simply resend the form below, including all revised information.


Please Note: This form should be completed by the individual wishing to administer, score and interpret any assessment product available from Ann Arbor Publishers. The form should be completed as fully as possible, including the provision of registration numbers of any professional affiliations. If you are submitting the form with your order, please allow time for it to be processed.

(* denotes required information)

*Title
*Full Name:
*Address:

 
*Postcode:
*Contact Telephone Number:
*Email:
*Occupation:
*Job Title:
*Do you hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)?:
*Highest Professional Qualification Gained:
*Date of Qualification(s):
*Awarding Institution(s):
Other Qualifications Gained, including Date of Award and Name of Awarding Institution:
If you hold full and active membership of any of the following, please provide your registration number:  
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC):
British Psychological Society (BPS):
American Psychological Association (APA):
Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych):
General Medical Council (GMC):
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC):
If you are a member of any other Professional body or association please provide the Association name and your registration number:
Products requested:
* Enter a number followed by 4 lowercase letters
* Declaration: By completing and submitting this form to Ann Arbor Publishers, I certify that the information provided is accurate and true and that any materials purchased will not be copied, distributed or re-sold in any format without specific written consent from the associated publisher. I also certify that I and/or any other individual associated with me who may use test materials acquired by me from Ann Arbor Publlishers, are adequately and appropriately qualified and experienced in ethical test administration, scoring and interpretation, as set out by The British Psychological Society.

I accept the Declaration