• Assessment Standards South Africa (ASSA) is an independent non-regulatory external assessments evaluation ‘body’ working collaboratively with the support of the Department of Labour and the HPCSA to assist in implementing a robust, best practice and technology enabled process that could be used to review people assessment instruments and tests.
  • The core purpose of Assessment Standards South Africa (ASSA) would be to review the quality of tests that are available for use in South Africa. Based on the experience in other countries the voluntary submission of assessment instruments for objective evaluation and reviews will raise the general standard and awareness of using quality tests.
  • It is envisaged that this body will look at the broad spectrum of instruments that are used in South Africa and will not be limited to psychological tests only. In cases where an instrument meets the criteria for test classification as a psychological test, the applicants will be informed accordingly about submitting the test for classification to the HPCSA as per the statutory requirements.