About APR Testing Services

The Firm

APR Testing Services provides testing solutions to the public and private sectors.

APR Testing Services provides online and paper-based testing products, as well as related applied psychology consulting services. Our services are prompt, thorough, and highly confidential.

APR was founded in 1977. Since then, we have successfully completed personnel testing programs for organizations ranging from Fortune 250 and entrepreneurial companies to federal, state, and local agencies and schools, all on time and within budget. Our clients have included Fleet Bank, Cummins Inc., and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Our professional staff and associates are credentialed professionals who have had considerable experience developing personnel selection systems, developing human resource programs, and conducting applied research to help solve human resource problems. As a result, our programs are practical, as well as professionally and psychometrically sound.

Joel Wiesen, Ph.D., Director

Dr. Joel P. Wiesen, our founder and principal consultant, has over twenty years of experience developing and validating tests in both the private and public sectors. None of his tests have been challenged in court. He has served as an expert witness in employment discrimination lawsuits concerning tests developed by others, including one case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. For a number of years he headed the Massachusetts state civil service testing program. He also served as president of the IPMA Assessment Council, a group of over 500 personnel assessment specialists.

Dr. Wiesen has a doctoral degree in Psychology from Lehigh University and is a licensed psychologist. Dr. Wiesen is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Society. Dr. Wiesen has been a Lecturer at both Northeastern University and Lesley College and has published papers and chapters in books on test validation and test fairness.