Licensing

Testing for Professional Competency and Safety

Testing the Foundation of Our Future

From test development to administration services, PSI offers the tools that allow state governmental agencies and trade associations to licence tens of thousands of professionals each year.


Hundreds of state governmental agencies and professional associations outsource licensing and certification programmes to PSI. PSI’s experience spans various segments of industry including real estate, insurance, contractors and trades, barbering and cosmetology, emergency medical technicians, medication aides, nurse aides, and hundreds of other professions and trades.

PSI processes candidates for professional certification or licensing in PSI test centres or via remote proctoring throughout the United States. Utilising computer-administered exams, PSI can schedule and deliver exams and quickly report results to licensing boards.

Test Development

PSI is at the forefront of test development services in the industry, providing a full range of test development and psychometric services.

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Test Administration Services

For over two decades our clients have utilised these valuable services to support their national testing, certification and licensing requirements.

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Professional Affiliations

We actively participate in organisations that support your regulatory needs and understand the goals and objectives of the State and all the industry stakeholders.

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Real Estate

PSI currently offers more state licensing examinations for real estate and related professions than any other vendor. Our team of customer service representatives, proctors, and project managers are well recognised for their subject matter expertise and commitment to the success of your programme:

  • 35 current contracts for real estate licensing programmes;
  • ARELLO accreditation;
  • Over 180 licensing examination contracts in 47 states;
  • Interaction with industry stakeholders – companies, schools, regulators, licensees, and candidates;
  • Regularly host school meetings and industry meetings.

Insurance

During the past decade, PSI has emerged as a leader in insurance licensure examination services nationwide. Since 2006, PSI has experienced tremendous growth in our insurance client base, gaining an average of nearly two new clients per year. Through these contracts, PSI has provided test development, administration and/or licensing services to nearly a third of all insurance agents in the U.S. during the past 10 years.

In addition, PSI has led the way in insurance test development, conducting regular comprehensive national job analyses for the insurance industry, including survey responses from licenced professionals. First done in 2004, and most recently in 2011, we have developed a robust and in-depth bank of insurance items that are valid, reliable, and defensible in a court of law. In 2013, we conducted a national consensus review of the 2011 test specifications in order to create national examinations from our item bank. In 2014, we conducted a national standard setting for the examinations. This final step permits PSI to offer existing examinations in addition to creating examinations from our item bank.

As you can see, PSI’s experience with insurance examination and licensure is unmatched, and we are also a leader in many other areas of the assessment industry:

  • 19 current contracts with insurance regulatory agencies;
  • We are more active in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) than any other vendor;
  • Over 180 licensing examination contracts across the U.S.;
  • Interaction with industry stakeholders – companies, schools, regulators, licensees, and candidates;
  • Regularly host school meetings and industry meetings.

Contractors

PSI is the established leader in the development and administration of licence examinations for contractors and related trades. PSI currently offers more state licensing examinations for construction & related trades than any other vendor:

  • 34 contracts for construction and trades licensing programmes;
  • PSI was the first examination provider approved to administer examinations by the National Association of State Contracting Licensing Agencies (NASCLA);
  • PSI was also the first examination provider to have a national contractor examination accredited by NASCLA;
  • Over 180 licensing examination contracts across the U.S.;
  • Interaction with industry stakeholders – companies, schools, regulators, licensees, and candidates;
  • Regularly host school meetings and industry meetings.

Cosmotology

PSI currently offers more state licensing examinations for barber and cosmetology than any other vendor. Our team of customer service representatives, test centre administrators, and project managers are well recognised for their subject matter expertise and commitment to the success of your programme:

  • 27 cosmetology and barber contracts;
  • Over 180 licensing examination contracts across the U.S.;
  • Interaction with industry stakeholders – companies, schools, regulators, licensees, and candidates;
  • Regularly host school meetings and industry meetings.

Healthcare

PSI is a leader in the assessment industry and delivers Licensure & Certification exams and related services for more than 180 state programmes, with over 500,000 licensure candidates tested annually in the fields of healthcare, allied health, insurance, real estate, appraisal, home inspection, construction and associated trades, and barbering and cosmetology, among many others. Our team of customer service representatives, proctors, and project managers are well recognised for their subject matter expertise and commitment to the success of your programme:

  • 7 testing contracts for healthcare and allied health professions;
  • 7 multi-board contracts with state licensing agencies;
  • Over 180 licensing examination contracts across the U.S.;
  • Interaction with industry stakeholders – companies, schools, regulators, licensees, and candidates;
  • Regularly host school meetings and industry meetings.

Other

PSI is recognised as a leader in providing unique solutions and services to more than 100 government regulatory agencies. Agencies across the country have overwhelmingly selected PSI as their vendor of choice for testing and licensing needs. Today we are one of the largest providers of licensure examinations in the country. We offer end-to-end solutions from test development to administration to results processing to data management.

PSI has earned an outstanding reputation for responsive customer service and superior products. PSI’s team of customer service representatives, proctors, and project managers are well recognised for their subject matter expertise and commitment to the success of your programme. We empower our employees to make the right decisions to serve your regulatory agency with immediate solutions.

Sample Test Categories:

  • Armoured Car Qualifying Agent
  • Auctioneer
  • Auto Glass Glazier
  • Collection Agent
  • Home Inspector
  • Hunting Guide
  • Locksmith
  • Personnel Agent
  • Polygraph
  • Private Detective
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Radio
  • Security
  • Solar Trades
  • Television
  • Towing and Recovery

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