We believe that learning and assessments change lives.

We build everything with defensibility and psychometric best practice in mind.

At Yardstick Assessment Strategies (YAS), we ensure that professionals are qualified and ready to serve to the public. We use a combination of technology, psychometric best practice, evidence-based research, and professionalism to assess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of millions of candidates across the world.

Customizable services

Easy-to-use tools

Customer-first approach

Demystifying psychometrics

Market research

Customer delight heroes

Our purpose. We help people achieve their dreams.

So much depends on how well professionals in our most vital industries are assessed. Our partners rely on us for innovative, practical, seamless, professional testing solutions for their credentialing programs. Our award-winning approach to psychometrics, technology, and certification ensures that industry professionals are competent, qualified, and ready to make their dream a reality.

Our promise. Deliver assessments and research services that are rigorous and defensible, yet personal and responsive.

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From small-scale remote exams to multi-day, thousand-candidate administrations, we’ve done it all.

Our team is defined by an industry-renowned combination of rigour and customer service.

Whether we are configuring and managing your exam site, generating sophisticated reports, or delivering your exams, we partner with you to better understand your organization’s unique needs. Together, we solve your current and future testing challenges and find the best solutions for you, and your candidates.

Expert services and software.

At YAS, we build everything with defensibility in mind. Our online exams are backed by psychometric precision and science, so that our clients have confidence in their assessments. Then we deliver them with flexible solutions, seamless and user-friendly technology, and leading customer service.


Exam design and implementation guided by psychometric science and analysis.

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Exam administration

Defensible exam administration, delivered in a secured facility or by remote proctors, from the comfort of your candidates’ homes.

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Exam delivery software

Flexible, modern and secure technology designed to align with your brand and strengthen the systems and processes you already have.

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Yardstick Research

From surveys and focus groups to full program evaluations. Exceptional research to support evidence-based decision-making.

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Clients that we've helped


National Dental Hygiene Certification Board

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FP Canada

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Health care

Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators

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