Membership categories in the ITC
The ITC has three categories of members: Full, Affiliate and Individual.
Full membership in the International Test Commission (ITC) is open to national psychological associations with an interest in testing and assessment. Traditionally, full membership was open to associations who are members of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS). Beginning with 2016, full membership is also open to associations who are not members of the IUPsyS, if they are of national standing in educational and psychological testing and the national IUPsyS member has no interest to join the ITC. Full members must be working towards the following objectives:
- to advance professional test development and to raise the quality standards of psychological tests;
- to protect the public against the personal and societal consequences of the use of inadequate psycho-diagnostic procedures and of the use of tests by unqualified persons, or in a manner objectionable on scientific or ethical grounds.
Affiliate membership is open to organizations, or groups of psychologists developing, publishing, and/or using tests and to commercial test publishers. The groups of psychologists, their employers or the publishers can be working on a regional, national, or international test basis.
Individual membership is open to anyone with an interest in the work of the ITC. Individual members will receive the ITC Newsletter and the International Journal of Testing.