Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R)

The most respected and widely used cognitive ability test in the world!

The Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R) helps measure general mental ability, widely accepted as being one of the single best predictors of job success.

It helps measure a candidate’s ability to understand instructions, learn, adapt, solve problems and handle the mental demands of the position.

The Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R) can help you:

  • Assess an individual’s ability to learn
  • Avoid costly mis-hires
  • Decrease training time
  • Reduce involuntary turnover
  • Increase overall productivity
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Job-specific scoring ranges

900 job profiles are available in our comprehensive Job Index Engine. Custom job profiles can be created by our team of Industrial/Organizational professional.

Online administration, scoring and reporting

12-minute test administered onsite from any computer with Internet connectivity. Individual or group administration. Results are available in minutes.

Intuitive Results Report

Easy to interpret results are shown on one page. Our simple, three-color system—Green, Yellow and Red—indicates candidate suitability compared to the ideal scoring range for that position. Report includes narrative interpretations, IQ equivalent and percentile score.

Simple Candidate Record Management

Online sort and filter tools enable you to quickly rank, order and prioritize candidates based on score. Candidate progression through your hiring process can be easily tracked.

Sophisticated Test Design

Item Response Theory scoring uses a holistic view of the candidate’s response pattern to ensure integrity of the results.


  • Assess an individual’s ability to learn

  • Avoid costly mis-hires

  • Decrease training time

Client Stories

The Wonderlic test scores show us who falls in line with other people in the same positions.
— Nancy Menotti HR Manager
When we implemented the Wonderlic tests we saw a dramatic improvement in our hiring process.
— Todd Ferrara Vice President
Our turnover rate among inside sales people in their first year dropped from 30.5% to 17.1%.
— Nancy Menotti HR Manager
...It’s so much easier when the online testing system does it all for you.
— Emily Malone Accelerated Management Program Coordinator
The internal use of the online tests is triple what we anticipated.
— Lisa Dyson Retention Recruitment Manager
About seven years ago I was experiencing 70% turnover. Now we are down to less than 30% turnover...
— Cassy Timken, CVPM, CCRA Practice Administrator
It saves us a ton of time. We’re so happy with the quality of hires and their success on the job.
— Kathryn Guthrie franchise Owner
We consider Wonderlic an important part of the company.
— Mary Olson Human Resource Manager
Can candidates only be trained to do routine tasks, or are they capable of performing tasks that are more complex? The test tells me all of that.
— Sheri Roseberry Human Resources Manager at Apple Chevrolet
...my personal opinion is that Wonderlic offers the most in-depth solutions.
— Joe Koval CEO of Future Focus
The Wonderlic Productivity Index tells me what their work habits are going to be... something you really can’t tell in an interview.
— Cindy Purdy Human Resources and Office Manager
Wonderlic prevented us from making another hiring mistake...
— Christi Bechtold Co-Owner of ABCGC
We had more than 750 candidates for these positions and hired the four in just five calendar weeks. How does that rate for speed?
— Chris Turner CTI General Manager
I’ve seen the Wonderlic tests work for twenty years, which is why I believe in them.
— Kari Viglasky President of CEO International
The Training Director depends largely on the Wonderlic test to determine who is going to succeed and who isn’t.
— Mike Mueller Employment Manager for Sedgwick County
There is a new energy now. We are transforming the company culture, and the Wonderlic tests have helped us develop a profile for success.
— Lynn Woods HR Exec
The test clears up any doubt about who we’re hiring. Finding great, qualified employees that will have a long-term relationship with us is priceless.
— Nelson Lauver CEO
Wonderlic tests are an accurate measure of how a person will perform.
— David Rice Vice President of Operation for Savannah Luggage Works
Hiring the wrong person is more costly to the company than we can measure,” she says. “Wonderlic has allowed us to really pinpoint the person who is our best fit.
— Sara Laures Vice President of VGM Education
We use the assessment as a benchmark for all positions, to ensure that each candidate has the basic cognitive skills required for the position.
— Barb McIntyre Human Resources Specialist for Ameritas Life Insurance
“It’s part of how we do recruiting now. We don’t want to do anything without seeing Wonderlic results first.
— Jim Keane Manufacturing Recruiting Manager for American Woodmark
Almost immediately after we started using Wonderlic we noticed the caliber of people increased.
— Cindi Gilmore President of a Dallas-based office
The WPT-R gives us indicators that they can “get it,” if they can put the pieces together and do the job... The CPP focuses on call courage and their ability to handle rejection and fit in with our team.
— Bret Winholtz Managing Partner
I rely on the Wonderlic Personnel Test because it gives me the best measurement of what we’re looking for in a trainee.
— Mark Trimble Clayton County Fire Chief
We can identify an aptitude for skill development and opportunity for growth.
We know the people who pass the tests have the cognitive ability to succeed.
— Richard Warner Director of Human Resources
I am always looking for ways to improve what we do. If you have a limited amount of time and money to invest in people, you want to invest it where you have the best odds of success. So I invest in Wonderlic assessments.
— Bill Gibbens Managing Partner
The tests help us be more selective. If they were only available in English it would eliminate half of my employee population.
— J.R. Mencarelli Human Resources Manager
By using the Wonderlic Hay Aptitude Test Battery, we can isolate people who have the ability to work with numbers.
— Bryan Coulter Director of Retail Operations
Before I started using the Wonderlic test, I didn’t have a single employee who had been with me for more than three years.
— Fred Meyers Founder of Queensboro Shirt Company
How candidates do on the Wonderlic Personnel Test shows how they will react in a situation where numerous things are happening all at once.”
— Randy Kostelac Regional Recruiting Manager for Redner’s Markets
The ease of the process is wonderful. It’s only 8 minutes online and then 12 minutes in the office. This creates a better experience for us and the candidate.
— Stacey Kluge HR Operations Manager
Engage in your hiring process. Make Wonderlic a part of the process and it will pay off. Since using Wonderlic, our culture has improved and we are on track to double in size over the next year.
— Tim Riddle President
Wonderlic assessments have saved us energy and time in our hiring process, making it easy to hire quality talent more quickly.
The way candidates react to the test itself is an indicator of future behavior.
— Mary Ellen Solomon Human Resources Manager
Using the Wonderlic Personnel Test along with an interview assures that we’ll get good hires.
— Paul Hoyt Human Resource Manager
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