Fairness Consulting
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How Do I Become an ACT Fairness Consultant?

The first step is to fill out a Consultant Questionnaire, which asks about your educational background, teaching experience, and areas of specialization.

(Note: If you have filled out an Item Writer Questionnaire, do not also complete a Consultant Questionnaire. You will be considered for both types of work should you qualify.)

Complete the Consultant Questionnaire

  • Contact us to request a paper copy. Please provide your name and address and indicate that you want a Consultant Questionnaire.

If you choose to mail us your completed Consultant Questionnaire, please send it to:

IBU Coordinator (32)
Development Area
P.O. Box 168
Iowa City IA 52244-9986

What Happens Next?

Shortly after receiving your completed questionnaire, we will send you a letter of acknowledgment. At that time, we will also ask for a printed copy of your résumé or vitae if you haven't already submitted it (no electronic versions, please).

When the need arises, we will contact you about an available assignment, inform you of the requirements of the work (including deadlines), and provide fee information. Should you agree to the assignment, you will receive a guide describing fairness review procedures and guidelines along with the test materials to review. In addition to written comments to be returned by mail, you may be required to participate in a teleconference with other fairness consultants and ACT staff. Upon successful completion of the review work and safe return of materials to ACT, you will receive payment along with our thanks for your work.

Read more about the ACT® test, PLAN®, or EXPLORE® programs as well as about item writing opportunities.