The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (2014) specifies that access to certain psychological test material be restricted to clinicians qualified by training and experience to employ such tests. Graduate students may be permitted to employ such tests for purposes of training or research with the explicit endorsement of a qualified clinician who agrees to supervise its use. It is general practice among test publishers to require that — prior to purchasing such material — prospective customers provide some documentation of their qualifications and affirm that the test will be used in compliance with APA ethical standards and with the terms of the End User License Agreement (EULA) that governs the purchase of a registration key that unlocks the NewCat application.
For this reason, I have implemented a similar two-step procedure for purchasing a personalized NewCat registration key that unlocks the full test:
Step 1: Submit Qualifications Form
I require no more information than is necessary to document the qualifications of persons seeking to purchase a license key that unlocks the full test. All information included when submitting this form will be held in strict confidence — subject only to law — and will be used solely for the purpose of maintaining an accurate record of due diligence in restricting the licensing of NewCat exclusively to persons qualified to purchase a copy of the test.
The documentation required of qualified practicing clinicians and of trainees under qualified supervision differ in a few respects, so two versions of this form are available. (Note: Before trainees submit this form, they must obtain the explicit permission of a qualified clinician who has agreed to supervise the use of this test and who agrees to be contacted to confirm that endorsement.) Click the link at the bottom of this page to open the form that corresponds to your current status. Otherwise click Homepage to return to the main page.
Upon submitting this form, you will be directed to the webpage for completing your purchase.
Step 2: Complete Your Purchase
I employ a trusted third-party reseller (PADDLE.NET*) as the legal Merchant of Record to process all orders (via credit/debit card or PayPal), to collect any required sales tax, and to assume all liability for the financial transaction. Consequently, I have no access whatsoever to the confidential billing information that you submit. Once an order is processed, I am notified only of the purchaser’s name and email address for the purpose of accurate record-keeping.
Please note that your purchase of a NewCat registration key is a one-time transaction: Upon submitting your order, you will be sent via email a personalized registration code that permanently unlocks the full test for unlimited use, subject only to the terms of the end-user license agreement. (Unlike increasingly popular software subscription services, you will never be billed again to renew your software license.)
For licensed psychologists (and clinicians in allied professions with similar qualifications) the purchase price of a NewCat license key is $95.00 US, plus any applicable taxes. For supervised graduate and post-graduate level trainees only, it is available at the reduced price of $37.50 US, plus taxes. (The Merchant of Record will calculate any tax for your location and will handle automatically any currency conversions for customers outside the U.S.)
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.