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Assessment Request Form



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Assessment Request Form

The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS; including DSM-IV, DSM-5, and Child/Adolescent versions) may be requested below. Other National Center measures are available for direct download. For measures developed outside of the National Center for PTSD, information on how to obtain the instrument is available on the relevant assessment page. See a list of all measures. If you have questions, please contact

To make your CAPS request by mail print the form (PDF) and send to the address in the PDF.

PLEASE NOTE: The American Psychological Association's ethical guidelines on psychological test instruments require advanced graduate level training in the administration and interpretation of psychodiagnostic assessment instruments. Thus, access to these measures requires proof of clinical status or research credentials. Please also clarify your intended use of the measure. Students who want measures for course papers are encouraged to use sample items or have their clinical professors make the formal request.

Request the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale

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Only the scales listed above can be requested with this form. For other assessment instruments see information on the individual measure in which you are interested.

*Information on this form is collected for acknowledgement and verification of credentials only.


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PLEASE NOTE: The National Center for PTSD will not provide assessment tools to untrained professionals. If you have any questions please contact

VA providers and staff can download National Center assessments from the VA's intranet site:

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