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Career Occupational Preference System - Picture Inventory (COPS-PIC)

The Career Occupational Preference System – Picture Inventory of Careers (COPS-PIC) (Knapp-Lee, L., 2007) is a nonverbal assessment of occupational interest.


The COPS-PIC illustrates a variety of occupational activities, using realistic pictures of people in non-stereotyped roles. This form of COPS is designed to help assess students with reading or language difficulties and individuals with low academic or career motivation, as well as non-reading and non-English-speaking adults. Scores are linked to 14 Career Clusters: science, technology, consumer economics, outdoor, business, clerical, communication, arts, and service.


Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
COPS-PIC (Knapp-Lee, 2007) Grade 7 through adult

Individual or group- administered; 168 items, realistic picture of people in non-stereotyped work settings.

30 Min.

Science, Technology, Outdoor, Consumer economics, Business, Clerical, Communication, Arts, Service

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