Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures (SIOP, 2018)

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Reference Title: Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures (SIOP, 2018)
Author: Society for Industrial, Organizational Psychology
Publication Type: Publication Promulgated By A Professional Group
Publication Date: 2018
Course Level: Advanced
Credits: 3
Price: $30.00
About This Course: This statement of principles specifies established scientific findings and generally accepted professional practice in the field of personnel selection psychology.
  1. Overview of this CE Home-Study Program
  2. Information About the Course
    1. Educational Objectives
    2. Target Audience
    3. Schedule
    4. Cost and Refund/Cancellation Policy
    5. Author Credentials
    6. Number of CE Credits Offered
    7. Location and Format
    8. Detailed Description of Program Material
  3. Conflict of Interest Statement

1. Overview of this CE program (top)

This home study course entails the independent study of Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures (SIOP, 2018), followed by the completion of a multiple-choice test on-line. Participants who receive a passing grade of 75% or higher on the test will receive 3 CE credits. Failing participants may retake the test as often as they wish at no additional charge, and receive CE credit when they do pass.

A copy of the publication on which this course is based course is available at the APA website.

More detailed information on the content of this article is given in section 2h below.

APR Testing Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APR Testing Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

2.a Educational Objectives (top)

Upon completion of this home study program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the approaches the 2018 Principles recommends concerning test validation.
  2. Describe the approaches the 2018 Principles recommends concerning test fairness.
  3. Define testing terms, including those in the body and the glossary.

2.b Target Audience (top)

This CE program is intended for psychologists who hold a doctoral degree. The course may be taken by other interested professionals (e.g.,senior human resource executives and consultants; upper-level managers).

2.c Schedule (top)

Access to program registration and post-test is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

2.d Cost and Refund/Cancellation Policy (top)

The fee for this home-study program is $30, which is $10 per CE credit. The fee is fully refundable for 60 days or until the post-test is taken, whichever comes first.

A copy of the publication on which this course is based course is available at the APA website.

2.e Author Credentials (top)

This statement was promulgated by Society for Industrial, Organizational Psychology, and American Psychological Association. Division of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

2.f Number of CE Credits Offered (top)

Participants who complete this course by taking and passing the multiple-choice test will receive 3 CE credits.

2.g Location and Format (top)

This activity requires independent home-based study of Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures (SIOP, 2018). Following completion of the reading material, participants complete an Internet-based multiple-choice post-test on the statement content.

2.h Detailed Description of Program Material (top)

Publication citation:

Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology. (2018). Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures. Retrieved January, 2019, from https://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/about/policies/personnel-selection-procedures.pdf.

Article excerpt:

"The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is pleased to offer the fifth edition of the Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures, which was approved by the APA Council of Representatives in August 2018 as an authoritative guidelines document for employee selection testing and an official statement of the APA. Over a three-year period, the Principles Revision Committee updated this document from the fourth edition to be consistent with the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, invited commentary from SIOP and APA that informed subsequent revisions, and solicited a thorough legal review."

3. Conflict of Interest Statement (top)

APR Testing Services (APR) has no known conflict of interest with respect to this CE program. APR has not received any commercial support for this CE program.