Assessment Licensing, Copyright and Permissions



Licensee Requirements

Certain assessments published by CPP, Inc., have specific requirements that must be met in order to purchase and administer them. Instruments with such requirements are indicated with an (R) in the catalog and on cpp.com. The assessments with requirements have been classified in terms of the professional training required for their use. The classifications are based on The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (published by APA, AERA, and NCME, at www.apa.org/science/standards.html), which is written for both the professional and the educated layperson and addresses professional and technical issues concerning instrument development and use in education, psychology, and employment.

Requirements can be met either by successfully completing a certification program and receiving the designation Certified Practitioner or by being granted Education Eligibility based on having a master’s degree or higher in psychology, counseling, organizational development, or a related field. For a complete list of all related fields, visit here. If you meet the Education Eligibility requirement, you will be able to purchase and administer instruments but you will not be considered a certified practitioner. Only those practitioners who attend and successfully complete a certification program for an instrument will be granted the Certified Practitioner designation for that instrument.


Copyright

All publications of CPP, Inc., are copyrighted. The reproduction or distribution of all or any portion of any such publication, including but not limited to copying onto the Internet, in any new media, into software, into a stored database or retrieval system, or by any other process whatsoever, is in violation of copyright law unless prior written authorization has been obtained from CPP, Inc.

This policy applies to any and all CPP publications, including any instrument or portion of an instrument as well as answer sheets, profiles, reports, scoring devices, tables, charts, norms, and other text found in manuals, brochures, and books.


No copies, modifications, translations, or special versions may be made without prior written permission from CPP. Users are also advised that such unauthorized adaptation, modification, or special version may affect the validity of the thus modified
or adapted instrument.

Any infringer shall be subject to prosecution to the full extent of the law, including but not limited to statutory damages of $100,000 per violation for willful infringement of copyright.


Limitation of Liability

CPP warrants, to the original purchaser or licensee only, that the software, books, and other materials offered for license or sale in this catalog are free from defects in workmanship and materials under normal use. If defects are present, CPP will repair or, at CPP’s option, replace such defective software, books, or materials provided such defective software, books, or materials are returned to CPP in a timely manner with the claimed defects appropriately identified. Any replaced software, books, or other materials shall be subject to the same terms under which they were initially sold or licensed. CPP disclaims any and all responsibility for any third person’s use, misuse, application, or interpretation of or advice or counseling with respect to or based upon such software, books, and other materials.

Except as provided above, CPP, its authors, and contractors make no representations or warranties, express or implied, and including but not limited to any warranty of quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose, with respect to said software, books, or other materials.

CPP’s and its authors’ and contractors’ and rights holders’ liability under the above warranty shall be limited to the cost paid for any such defective software, books, and/or other materials, and shall not in any circumstances include special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages incurred by any customer or any third party, including but not limited to loss of information, profits, business opportunities, or goodwill, even if CPP, its authors, and/or contractors have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

CPP reserves the right to aggregate and use, without compensation to anyone, data obtained from the scoring or other processing of products listed in this catalog or otherwise sold or licensed by CPP, and to utilize those data for research, product development, and statistical or other purposes. CPP reserves the right to disclose such non-person-specific data to third parties, with or without compensation to CPP, as CPP sees fit from time to time.


Permissions

Requests for permission to modify and reproduce or quote CPP materials should be sent to the Legal Department at perms@cpp.com with a full explanation of the requested permission. CPP grants permission for use of its copyrighted materials in a fair, consistent, and research-oriented manner. CPP seriously considers each and every request before making a decision. If permission is approved, it will typically be processed within 10 business days from the day CPP receives all necessary and required information and documentation from the requestor. Please note that in order to maintain the quality of our products, CPP only grants permission to use the most current version of its copyrighted materials. All permission agreements are subject to a permission fee and a processing fee. All fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Because our permission fees are already discounted, no other discounts apply. Permission must be applied for in writing; authorization from CPP is valid only in written form, signed by an authorized CPP representative.

Permission Request Forms