Copyright and Permissions

Assessment Licensing, Copyright and Permissions

Licensee Requirements

Certain assessments published by The Myers-Briggs Company, have specific requirements that must be met in order to purchase and administer them. Instruments with such requirements are designated as "Restricted Instruments". 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, 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.


All publications of The Myers-Briggs Company, 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 The Myers-Briggs Company.

This policy applies to any and all of our 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 The Myers-Briggs Company. 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.

Limitation of Liability
The Myers-Briggs Company 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.

The Myers-Briggs Company, 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.

The Myers-Briggs Company’s (and its authors’ and contractors’ and rights holders’) liability 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 The Myers-Briggs Company, (or its authors, and/or contractors) have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The Myers-Briggs Company reserves the right to aggregate and use, without compensation to anyone, data obtained from the scoring or other processing of our products or otherwise sold or licensed by The Myers-Briggs Company, and to utilize those data for research, product development, and statistical or other purposes. We reserve the right to disclose such non-personally-identifiable data to third parties, with or without compensation to us, as we see fit from time to time.


Content Licensing
Requests for permission to modify and reproduce or quote our materials must be reviewed by The Myers-Briggs Company. We consider requests that meet the eligibility requirements of our internal Content & Logo License Review Policy and will determine whether to grant a particular request. If a license or permission request is approved, it will typically be processed within 10 business days from the day we receive all necessary and required information and documentation from the requestor. In order to maintain the quality of our products, we only grant licenses to use the most current version of its copyrighted materials. Content license agreements are subject to fees. All fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Licenses and permissions are valid only in written form, signed by an authorized representative of the The Myers-Briggs Company.


Logo Licensing
Certified Practitioners may Apply to use our Certified Logos for the following instruments:

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
  • FIRO®
  • Strong Interest Inventory®
  • CPI260®