International Psychometric Evaluation Certification

International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC)

Become IPEC certified through the to be recognized as a competent, empirically savy, evidenced-based assessment evaluator!  IPEC is the Gold Standard to demonstrate your forensic work and expertise is based on scientific methodology! Complete the application today and witness your practice get the recognition it deserves in an environment of legal competencies and empirical competencies! This is the cornerstone certification that many disciplines (Rehabilitation, Therapists, Forensic Evaluators, Counselors, Life Care Planners, and Educators) have been waiting for!

Below are the criteria to be able to become certified:

A Licensed Psychologist is qualified to sit for the certification examination by submitting a copy of their current license to practice, the application and the IPEC fee.  Proof of experience, coursework or work product is not required for psychologists. Section 1 & Section 3 are required to complete the application – however, completing all sections is encouraged to help assist with our data collection.Masters level counselors who can show proof of having held their Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) certification are qualified to sit for the certification examination.  Proof of the CVE and master’s degree diploma or transcripts along with application and fee is required.  Course work, experience or work product is not required of master level CVE’s candidates. Section 1 & Section 3 are required to complete the application – however, completing all sections is encouraged to help assist with our data collection.

Masters level counselors who have not held a CVE and hold one of the masters level degrees below must provide:

Transcripts: Proof of transcripts/equivalent coursework, and sample work experience.  Any discipline that deviates from the list below will be reviewed by the Peer Review Committee to determine if it qualifies you.

Masters in Psychology (MA, MS, M.Ed.)
Masters in School Psychology
Masters in Rehabilitation
Masters in Social Work
Masters in Therapy/Family Therapy/Counseling
Masters in Health Related Field
Masters Education
Masters Other

Specific Education Courses and Equivalents:  Because every Masters level program has different accreditation standards and therefore different coursework titles and offerings, coursework will be reviewed to determine if you meet the following Education and or Equivalent Standards for the IPEC.  Below are the eight course equivalents we will consider and will review equivalents.  At least five of the course equivalents must be met.

Tests & Measurements
Descriptive Statistics
Inferential Statistics
Multicultural/Ethnic Perspectives
Specialized Psychometric Training

Professional Experience There are at least 11 different testing domains recognized in the Psychometric Industry.  Applicants must provide samples to show they administer, interpret, and or score with regard to at least three of the 11 domains.  This can be shown in a testing report or general report with psychometric data embedded.

Personality, behavioral health
Speech language
Work evaluation/work capacity

* Note: Please allow 60 – 90 days for your application to be reviewed.

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Learn more about the IPEC
Both these articles were published in the Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis, Vol 15, No. 2:

The Evolution of the International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC) by Cynthia P. Grimley & Scott Whitmer

Psychometric Evaluation Competency: The International Psychometric Evaluation Certification (IPEC) in the Era of Evidenced Based Assessment Within the Forensic Environment by Scott Whitmer & Cynthia P. Grimley

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