Established in 1992, The Association of Test Publishers is a non-profit organization representing providers of tests and assessment tools and/or services related to assessment, selection, screening, certification, licensing, educational or clinical uses.
ATP members are pledged to promote and advance the integrity of assessment services and products and their value to society; and dedicated to the highest level of professionalism and business ethics within the test publishing community.
ATP's membership is composed of the leading publishers and assessment services providers in today's testing industry. A Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors head up the Association. A Chairperson is selected each year from among the Board members and serves a one-year term of office. Each area of testing has its own division: Certification/Licensing, Clinical, Education, and Industrial /Organizational. ATP also has regional Divisions: Europe - ATP and Asia - ATP.
Dues are based on a company's annual revenues which are derived from testing, assessment and related materials and services. All dues are assessed on the honor system.
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP - All "Test Publishers" are eligible for Regular Membership. The term "Test Publisher" applies to any individual, company or organization that develops, validates, markets, sells, scores or interprets and/or provides tests and/or assessment tools with psychometric properties or services related to assessment for selection, screening, certification, licensing, educational or clinical uses.
All test publishers must have at least one professional, qualified in testing and assessment, on staff or under contract, who holds at least a doctorate in psychology or measurement, or substantially equivalent experience and/or expertise deemed satisfactory in the judgment of the Board of Directors.
Regular Members receive all ATP publications including the Test Publisher and have access to all areas of the ATP Website. Regular Members have voting privileges and may serve on the Board or committees.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP - Associate Members are any individual, company or organization that is not a test publisher as defined under Regular Membership and that sells to or buys from the test publishing industry. Associate Members receive ATP publications and have access to all areas of the ATP Website. Associate Members may join committees and divisions, but do not vote or hold office.
SUBSCRIBER - ATP Subscribers receive the Test Publisher and have access to restricted areas of the ATP website. Subscribers may join committees and divisions but they do not vote or hold office.