ACER tests are professionally developed assessment instruments that require specialised training to ensure their appropriate and ethical use. Eligibility to purchase these tests, therefore, is restricted to individuals with specific training and experience in a relevant area of assessment.
In order to purchase a restricted test or assessment tool you will need to register your qualifications with ACER. To register, please
Note: P subsumes all other qualifications listed below.
the highest level of test restriction, these tests are available only
to registered psychologists and probationary psychologists under the
supervision of a registered psychologist. Confirmation of status from a
supervisor is required.
Available to professionals with tertiary qualifications in education, human resources, personnel administration, psychology or other relevant discipline, or demonstrated equivalent experience. Tests in this category require some technical knowledge of test construction, use, administration and feedback.
Available to individuals with a degree from an accredited university, plus satisfactory completion of substantial graduate or post-graduate coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics, measurement theory, educational statistics or a closely related area. Alternatively, registration from an agency or organisation that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Please indicate your area(s) of specialist training.
Available to professionals with accredited training in psychology, health sciences, counselling, special education, medicine and other specialist areas.
Note: S qualified users may only purchase S tests from within their specialisation area.
Use of Personality Type assessment materials requires a specific qualification for non- P qualifiers. ACER recommends professional training and accreditation for these instruments through the providers listed here. Individuals previously accredited for the MBTI® instrument are qualified to use these instruments.
Training and Accreditation
Courses are available for many of the tests instruments requiring special accreditation and training, in addition to, or in place of, general qualifications. Professionals without appropriate qualifications or experience can undertake ACER’s Test Administration course to qualify to use tests at the M level.
Please contact ACER Customer Service for Test Administration course information on
(03) 9277 5447