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The IGC is delighted to announce that a PSI Register of Psychometric Test Use: Guidance Counsellors is now available. This register will support the implementation of good practice in the use of psychometric testing in the education sector. It endorses the professional competence of the guidance counsellor in the administration of psychometric tests and serves the public interest as an Irish register.
• Guidance counsellors who have completed a Department of Education and Skills (DES) recognised initial education programme in guidance counselling1 from 1999 are eligible to join the register.
• Guidance counsellors who qualified prior to 1999 and who have undertaken CPD in psychometric testing since qualification are also eligible to join this register. This CPD includes guidance counsellors who have acquired BPS Level A certification.
• Guidance counsellors who hold guidance qualifications from outside of the State can join the register on condition that the DES has approved their qualification for working in the education sector.
The new register has been made possible with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), the Directors of Studies in Guidance Counselling courses, the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) and the Adult Educational Guidance Association of Ireland (AEGAI) all coming to a mutual arrangement in relation to the Certification of Psychometric Test Use for Guidance Counsellors.
Guidance counsellors interested in joining this register can access the application form from PSI www.psihq.ie and can contact the IGC or AEGAI for more information.
Le gach dea-ghuí,
Ní neart go cur le chéile,
Betty Mc Laughlin, National President, Institute of Guidance Counsellors