Test classification changes


Test classification now means something different

It is important for practitioners to know that psychological tests are no longer reviewed as a part of the classification process.

Tests are now classified purely based on what they measure.

If the test measures one of the constructs identified in the scope of the profession of psychology (Regulation R993 of the Health Professions Act), it is classified as a psychological test.

The function of classification has therefore changed significantly.

Now, classification identifies the tests that may not be used by persons who are not registered as psychology professionals with the HPCSA.

It is a criminal offence for an unregistered person to use a classified psychological test.


Where Psytech tests were submitted for classification and a certificate is available, the certificates are linked on relevant pages, so that users can know that the tests were reviewed, even though it is not a requirement for the use of the test.