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Career Assessment Inventory | The Enhanced Version

  • Charles B. Johansson, PhD
Career Assessment Inventory™ The Enhanced Version (CAI) is an occupational interest inventory for college-bound and non-college-bound individuals. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.

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  • CAI Enhanced Manual (Print)
    26410 Qualification Level B

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    00760 Qualification Level B

    Includes Enhanced Version Manual, 3 Answer Sheets with test items included, and 3 Q Local administrations; does not include Q Local software

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    63325 Qualification Level B

    CAI Vocational Q-global Interpretive Report Qty 1 (Digital)

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Publication date:
Age range:
Individuals 15 years and older
Reading Level:
8th grade
Qualification level:
Completion time:
35–40 minutes (370 items with 5-point rating scales)
Paper-and-pencil, computer, Internet administration
Scoring options:
Q-global® web-based, Q™ Local Software, Mail-in Scoring Service, or Internet Scoring
Report Options:
Profile and Interpretive
900 working adults and students
Guidance on using this test in your telepractice

Product Details

The CAI Enhanced Version assessment compares an individual's occupational interests to 100+ specific careers that reflect a broad range of technical and professional positions in today's workforce.


  • Teach students to focus on the patterns of interest that are important in making educational and occupational choices.
  • Identify career directions and major areas of study for high school and college students.
  • Advise individuals who are re-entering the workforce, considering a career change, or who have been displaced.


The CAI Enhanced Version has been updated to provide additional occupations, new suggested readings, new vocational codes, and career resources on the web.

  • Basic interest, occupational, and nonoccupational scales for 111 occupations requiring varying amounts of post-secondary education.
  • Graphic and narrative test reports can be shared with the client and the narrative report provides a 3-page counselor's summary.
  • Combined gender scales allow for the broadest interpretation of survey results.
  • The inventory closely matches the distribution of professional and nonprofessional jobs in the labor force, making it well-suited for assessing groups with a variety of career aspirations.
  • Reference sample consisted of 900 employed adults and students.

Sample Reports

Profile reports provide a graphical depiction of the individual's score on each scale, a list of occupations to investigate, and a page of career resources. Interpretive reports present several pages of graphs and narrative statements that explain the significant score elevations on each scale.


Find out how to use this test in your telepractice.

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The following resources are available for the CAI Enhanced Version.

Q-global Training Series



Select a question below to see the response.

Test Content

What is the difference between the Vocational Version and the Enhanced Version of the Career Assessment Inventory instrument?

The Vocational Version has 305 items and covers 91 occupations requiring little or no post-secondary education. It provides options for the trade-oriented individual or for immediate entry into the workforce. The Enhanced Version has 370 items and covers 111 occupations requiring various levels of education. The Enhanced Version therefore meets the needs of both non-college-bound and college-bound individuals.



If I want to give one assessment to everyone (college-bound and non-college-bound), which assessment would you recommend?

The Enhanced Version.

Can the interpretive report be given to the client?


Does the Career Assessment Inventory instrument provide a counselor's summary?

Yes. When the interpretive report is generated, the counselor will receive a counselor's summary profiling the client's results.

What are the differences in occupational coverage between the Strong Interest Inventory and the Career Assessment Inventory-Enhanced?

Both inventories sample a broad range of occupations. The Career Assessment Inventory-Enhanced Version instrument more closely matches the distribution of professional and nonprofessional jobs in the labor force and is therefore preferred when assessing groups with a variety of career aspirations (e.g., complete high school populations).