SDS products

The SDS is not only available as an online test—you can also purchase paper forms and materials. Visit for more information about any of the products listed here.

SDS, Form R 5th Ed.

The fifth edition of the SDS Form R features updated items that reflect recent changes in careers and occupations; a revised Occupations Finder™, which links SDS-derived Summary Codes to the most up-to-date O*NET occupations; and a revised version of You and Your Career, which explains John Holland’s RIASEC theory and the proper use of Summary Codes.

SDS, Form R 5th Ed. on PARiConnect™

PARiConnect is an online assessment platform that allows professionals to purchase iAdmins and reports through one easy-to-use Web site. Through PARiConnect, users can request that others complete the SDS. Plus, the SDS Professional Report is available only through PARiConnect.

Veterans and Military Occupations Finder™

Designed specifically to help veterans with their transition to civilian life, the SDS Veterans and Military Occupations Finder will help match an individual’s Summary Code to both military and civilian positions. It can be used with SDS 4th Edition materials as well as with the SDS 5th Edition. Select portions of the Veterans and Military Occupations Finder are also available online!

Leisure Activities Finder™

Revised to be compatible with the fifth edition of the SDS, the Leisure Activities Finder lists more than 750 leisure activities by Summary Code and in alphabetical order.

Educational Opportunities Finder™

Revised to be compatible with the fifth edition of the SDS, the Educational Opportunities Finder links SDS-derived Holland codes to the most up-to-date Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes.

SDS, Form R 5th Ed. Spanish

Spanish-language versions of the new Assessment Booklet, Occupations Finder, and You and Your Career.

SDS, Form E 4th Ed.

Designed for individuals with limited reading skills, SDS Form E asks simple questions about your client’s likes and dislikes, their competencies, their job interests, and their personal abilities and generates a two-letter Summary Code for each client.

SDS Career Explorer

Designed to introduce middle or junior high school students to educational and vocational exploration, the Career Explorer asks students about their occupational aspirations or daydreams; their preferences for activities, skills, and careers; and their abilities in each of the six RIASEC areas and generates a two-letter Summary Code.

Vocational Preference Inventory

The VPI is a psychological personality-interest inventory composed entirely of occupational titles. Although not as comprehensive as the SDS, the VPI assesses five dimensions that are not covered by the SDS.