• How much does the Certification Training Course cost?

    The Certification Training Course is $499 (see, which includes two Golden Assessments, all the support materials needed, the certification exam, and your Zone-B membership (once you have completed the course - see

  • How long does it take to complete the online Certification Training Course?

    The length of the course is unique to each student, but on average, it should take between 8 and 10 hours to work through the eight Learning Modules. Outside of the course itself, there is additional recommended reading that you may want to engage in if your interests lead you there. There is also time required to take the Golden assessment yourself and to give it to one other person.

  • I am already qualified to purchase the Golden; do I need the Certification Training Course?

    No, you don't need to complete the full certification course. The best way to make sure you don't need it is to register for an account. If your education and qualifications meet their standards, then Zone-B is the right choice for you. If at any time you desire to expand or refresh your knowledge, the complete set of the eight learning modules is available in Zone-B for your independent study. Some clients elect to take the Certification Training Course anyway. Some do it for the structured learning built into the process, others want the certificate for continuing education credit.

  • I am already qualified by my education and professional experience, is there any reason I should take the Certification Training Course instead of purchasing Zone-B?

    While you may not need the certification course to meet purchasing standards, you may elect to take it anyway. Maybe you prefer the structured learning built into the process, or want the certificate for continuing education credit. Being qualified to administer the Golden does not guarantee that you will be effective at interpreting the result. The eight learning modules are tailored to the Golden, so taking the Certification Training Course is the best way to ensure your successful use of the Golden with your clients.

  • If I am an international professional, can I complete the Certification Training Course and be qualified to purchase the Golden in my home country?

    Anyone can purchase the Golden online Certification Program, however if you are planning on administering the Golden in an international market location served by one of Pearson TalentLens international affiliates, you should communicate with them and have them confirm in writing that the course offered by Golden will satisfy their purchasing standards. You can connect to your country office through the main hub on

  • Where do the administration standards come from?

    These administration levels are described within the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). A central principle of professional test use is that administrators should use only those tests for which they have the appropriate training and expertise.

  • Is there a time limit required to complete the course?

    There is no time limit for completing the course. Your account will be active until you finish. That factor is totally up to you!

  • What's required to pass the certification exam?

    If you pay close attention to the content of the eight learning modules you will be able to understand and pass the multiple choice exam at the end of the course. It is not overly complex or difficult to pass, but it does use the terminology and context from the course. Individual learning modules are always available to you during the course and again before you take the exam. Don't over study, just enjoy the process of learning!

  • How do I get a certificate when I complete the certification exam?

    Upon successful completion of the online certification exam, you will have the opportunity to print your certificate from your Zone-B account.