Our promise is to deliver assessments that are rigorous and defensible, yet personal and responsive.
We help people achieve their dreams. It all started when our founders Chris LaBossiere and Don Riep took their flight exams. It felt like an ordeal from the 1970s. Why wasn’t the training and testing online? When so much depended on this exam, why wasn’t it better? They looked up at the sky, and down at the new licenses in their hands. They had an idea that soared far beyond flying.
Since 2002, we’ve grown, acquired, and developed innovative approaches to psychometrics and online testing solutions.
The two testing powerhouses united under the common banner of Yardstick Assessment Strategies, forming the premier provider of professional testing services in the world. Today, we’re still growing, still building a safer, more confident world, one assessment at a time.
Banister, now Yardstick Research, merged with Yardstick Assessment Strategies to bring association, government, and private sector clients unprecedented access to integrated service delivery.
With 60+ employees across 3 Canadian offices we’ve helped learners achieve competency, we’re aiming for a billion.
Isabelle Gonthier, PhD
President & COO
Chris Beauchamp, PhD
VP of Psychometrics
VP of Business Development
Director of Exam Administration
VP, Yardstick Research