Registered clinical and educational psychologists, psychometrists or occupational therapists may use the ELOM without training on the instrument. Other users must be trained and accredited.

Become an  accredited Assessor

Training to become an assessor is conducted in English and takes a minumum of five days with substantial opportunity for direct assessment under supervision.

Applicants for training as an ELOM assessor should satisfy the following criteria:

  • At least a Level  4 ECD qualification or equivalent

  • At least 2 years’ experience working directly with children between the ages of 4 and 6 years

  • Good attention to detail and diligence

  • Not flustered when dealing with a number of processes at one time

  • Excellent quality of relationships with young children

  • Openness to learning and to constructive criticism

  • Reads, speaks and understands English

  • Reads, speaks and understands the home language/s of children who will be assessed

  • Experience with an android device is highly recommended as the ELOM is scored on these devies.

Contact us  to find out about forthcoming training, or make an application for your organisation to be provided with a purpose-led training (a minimum of 9-12 people is required).

Find an accredited  Assessor

There are ELOM assessors around the country and speaking a number of our national languages. This image details where currently accredited ELOM assessors are based and the languages they speak. Please contact us should you wish to find an accredited assessor in your region and speaking the home language of your children.

Join the  Assessor Community

The ELOM Assessor Community belongs to accredited assessors enabling them to communicate between themselves, and access restricted ELOM resources. The following resources are available to ELOM accredited assessors only: Direct Assessment Manuals in English, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Afrikaans, seSotho, Setswana with clear instructions for printing, the Teacher assessment, Kit Inventory, and Paper Scoresheet, spreadsheets for manual data capture of both direct assessment and teacher rating components.

Access  Resources

This section serves as a portal for ELOM information and related topics.