In 2003, the Psychometry Certification Committee (PCC) was formed in NAP. In 2005, the first Certified Specialist in Psychometry exam was offered. To preserve the reliability and validity of the exam, the PCC separated from NAP to become its own independent and autonomous organization -- the Board of Certified Psychometrists (BCP). It is the mission of the BCP to "provide a board certification for Psychometrists through continual improvement and administration of a comprehensive examination ensuring verification of knowledge, minimum competence, and enhancement of professional experience." NAP endorses the Certified Specialist in Psychometry (CSP) designation as the gold standard in psychometry. For more information on how you can become certified, please visit the BCP website.
An excerpt from NAP Network Newsletter, September 2005 Edition
“On behalf of the Board of Certified Psychometrists (BCP), we would like to thank the NAP Executive Board for its continual support and advocacy for certification. Without NAP’s sponsorship, certification would have been a very unlikely possibility. Just two years later we have been able to make a reality what many thought would never happen. We cannot disregard NAP’s hand in bringing it to fruition.The BCP is very excited about future collaborations as we continue to strive for setting the bar in the profession.” –Kate McCarthy
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