Purchasing Restricted Materials

Assessment instruments, tools and tests offered for purchase by CAPT fall into one of two categories: restricted or unrestricted.

Restricted instruments require the buyer to meet specific educational and/or training qualifications.

Unrestricted instruments are available for purchase by anyone who is interested in their use and results.

The Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®) assessment is restricted.

The MMTIC assessment and reports are available for use only by adults who are 21 years of age or older, have a four-year degree from an accredited college or university (if you studied outside the U.S. you will need an equivalent degree), and have successfully completed the MMTIC® Certification Program, which is available in two versions:

MMTIC® Online Certification Program: easy access and self-paced

MMTIC® Certification Class: scheduled MMTIC classroom sessions

Before applicants are approved for participation in an MMTIC certification program, the online MMTIC® Professional Requirements form must be completed.

Those who have met the requirements to become MMTIC certified will have access to the MMTIC® Facilitator Interface, where all MMTIC materials can be purchased.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) is a restricted instrument.

MBTI® Step I™ and Step II™ Instruments - To purchase these products, please visit the The Myers-Briggs Company website.

MBTI® Step III Instrument - It is important for those who use the Step III assessment with clients in one-to-one counseling settings to have an advanced degree in psychology, psychotherapy, or some other area that provides training and experience in "interviewing" or talking with individuals about sensitive areas in their personal lives.

Step III professionals need to be able to adopt a non-pathological, non-judgmental approach to clients. The MBTI® Step III instrument, like the MBTI Step I™ and Step II™ instruments, addresses healthy personality characteristics.

Special training is required through the MBTI® Step III Certification Program because professional users need to know the background, development, appropriate use, and perhaps most important, realize the paradigm shift required to go beyond the basics of type to type development.

The MBTI® Step III instrument and Interpretive Report are available for purchase and use only by those professionals who have:

  • A Master's degree or higher in an approved field
  • Work with clients in a one-to-one counseling, coaching, or therapeutic relationship, with a minimum of two years of experience
  • Have successfully completed the MBTI® Certification program, which gives attendees the required credentials to purchase and use the MBTI Step I™ and Step II™ assessments, or complete another approved training program that teaches the theory of psychological type and how it is used to help people increase self-awareness and develop skills for more effective living
  • Successfully complete the MBTI® Step III Certification Program with the recommendation of the instructor

Before applicants are approved for participation in a Step III training program, they must complete the online form: Professional Requirements for attending the MBTI® Step III Certification Program

CAPT follows the American Psychological Association testing guidelines as they relate to the purchase of all of the above restricted instruments, as well as those of The Myers-Briggs Company as they relate to the MBTI instrument.

Valid results for all instruments depend on appropriate reading level and comprehension of the English language, unless an approved translation in another language is designated. For specific questions, contact the CAPT Customer Service Department at 800.777.2278 (352.375.0160).