Levels of accreditation

Certified Associate Lectical Coach

Prerequisites: Coaching accreditation or adequate coaching experience

Certification requirements: LAP-1

  • Build the knowledge and skills to work with Lectical Assessments and Lectica's learning model, VCoL+7, in one-on-one coaching contexts.
  • Includes learning to debrief two Lectical Assessments, application of VCoL+7 to individual learning, developing individual development plans, and working with developmental practices.

Lectical Selection Engineer (LSE)

Prerequisites: Demonstrated recruitment expertise.

Certification requirements: LAP-2, plus one year of supported work

  • Build the knowledge required to work effectively with assessments in recrutiment contexts.
  • Includes learning how to gather the data required for General & precise Role Complexity Analyses and how to work with Lectica First,
  • Also includes learning about Lectica Suite and the Team Fit Snapshot, but without certification.

Lectical Learning & Selection Systems Engineer (LLASE)

Prerequisites: LAP-1, at least one year of consulting with Lectical Assessments, and demonstrated recruitment expertise.

Certification requirements: LAP-2, and one year of supported work

  • Consultants build the knowledge required to work effectively with assessments in recrutiment contexts.
  • All participants learn how to gather the data required for General & Precise Role Complexity Analyses and how to work with Lectica First, the Lectica Suite, and the Team Fit Snapshot,
  • Participants who enter without  LAP-1 accreditation are encouraged to learn about Lectica Suite and the Team Fit Snapshot, but will not be certified in thier use, because it requires the debriefing and VCoL+7 skills learned in LAP-1. 

Certified Associate Lectical Educator (coming soonish)

Prerequisites: Teaching experience or expertise

  • Educators build the knowledge and skills required for working with Lectical Assessments and VC-L+7 to build effective developmental/educational programs for groups.
  • Participants will learn how to apply VCoL+7 to group instruction. This will involve learning group design principles, program architecture, detailed design, group scaffolding, and VCoL-based learning.

Certified Professional Lectical Coach

Requirements: LAP-1, 1 year of experience with Lectical Assessments, and a 1-year internship or facilitation in 2 LAP-1 courses.

  • At this level of accreditation, Lectical Coaches will be entitled to supervise LAP-1 participants who are nearing certification or newly certified coaches who have been asked by Lectica to work with a mentor during their first few debriefs.

Maintaining accreditation

It is in the interests of all individuals that use Lectical Assessments to maintain the assessments' reputation as effective learning tools. For this reason, accredited coaches and consultants must renew their accreditation every 3 years by participating in a formal review. Certificates state the duration of accreditation as, for example, “2015 – 2018”. Only accredited coaches and consultants with up-to-date certifications are permitted to work with our adult assessments. 

IP policy

These policies apply to all accredited coaches and consultants:

  1. We require that you do not to share course-related materials, including but not limited to, cheat sheets, learning sequences, slides, narratives, or videos with others without our written consent.
  2. We welcome you to integrate snippets from course materials into your own educational or marketing materials, but require that you obtain our approval for each specific use.
  3. We do not endorse the publication of descriptions of the 4 zones of development (or other learning sequences) or sharing them with test takers. It is acceptable to use single learning sequences to illustrate the idea of development in marketing talks or proposals to specific clients.
  4. We do not endorse the use of names for our levels other than those we use ourselves. If you wish to give alternate names to our levels, please state the following. “Lectica does not endorse the use of these names for Lectical Levels.”
  5. We require that you obtain our consent before distributing marketing or educational materials that describe Lectical Assessments or the Lectical Scale.
  6. The first time you use our registered trademarks (Lectica®, DiscoTest®, DTS®) in a document, add ® following the name. When you use unregistered trademarks (VCoL+7™, Lectical™) for the first time in a document, add ™.
  7. Without our written consent you may not use any of our trademarks in any way that suggests we have endorsed your work.
  8. Please acknowledge the source when using any of our materials. An unobtrusive ©Lectica, Inc. is adequate.

Selected funders

IES (US Department of Education)

The Spencer Foundation


Dr. Sharon Solloway

The Simpson Foundation

The Leopold Foundation

Donor list

Selected clients

Glastonbury School District, CT

The Ross School

Rainbow Community School

The Study School

Long Trail School

The US Naval Academy

The City of Edmonton, Alberta

The US Federal Government

Advisory Board

Kurt Fischer, Ph.D. Harvard Graduate School of Education, Emeritus

Antonio Battro, MD, Ph.D., One Laptop Per Child

Marc Schwartz, Ph.D. and former high school teacher, University of Texas at Arlington

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D., University of Southern California

Willis Overton, Ph.D., Temple University, Emeritus