Why do I need to register?
It is a requirement of both international test publishers and NZCER that test users be registered. NZCER will only supply psychological tests to those individuals who are registered with us, and have the necessary qualifications and experience to use and interpret these tests in an accurate and professional manner. Once registered, individuals will be given a registration level or certification and tests may only be purchased to the appropriate level of registration or certification.
Professional Obligations of Test Purchase and Use
NZCER supplies tests only to an appropriately qualified person on the understanding that:
The supply of tests, by virtue of special qualifications or casework experience, does not imply that tests requiring other forms of special qualifications or experience will be available.
The supply of tests by virtue of the assurance of a recognised psychologist that they will be properly used, does not imply continued supply of these or any other tests at this level. Each new order will be accompanied by a guarantee of supervision, and will be supplied only if the guarantee is accepted by NZCER.
Psychologists giving authority and agreeing to supervise the use of tests by acceptable persons will assume responsibility for their use and participate actively in the relevant programme, either by carrying out the work, or by planning, supervising and checking it. Test users are asked to report the unauthorised use of tests and urged to protect the value of tests by keeping all components securely stored so they will not become available to unauthorised persons.
Every precaution should be taken to ensure the confidentiality of tests and test scores. Approval to purchase may be withheld or withdrawn if there is any violation of these principles.
NZCER’s interpretation of the Privacy Act 1993 is that candidates are entitled to know, if they so request, all scores relating to their personal test performances. Our strong recommendation is that the release of test scores should be accompanied by sufficient interpretive detail to enable the client to understand the scores provided.
- Registered Test Users are expected to purchase and use tests according to the following guidelines:
a. The use of Psychometric Tests, prepared by the New Zealand Psychologists board -
b. The Code of Ethics for Psychologists Working in Aotearoa/New Zealand, prepared by the
Code of Ethics Review Group - http://www.psychologistsboard.org.nz.cms_show_download.php?id=31
c. The Treaty of Waitangi, Tiriti o Waitangi -