We will have a test on April 21, details below. We will also have more tests scheduled in 2024. However, if you can't attend one of those, we do recommend that you take advantage of, Mensa-approved private testing where you can pick your own date and be tested at your convenience at one of many Phoenix area locations. Full details HERE.

How to Join Mensa

The first step to join Mensa is to pass a Mensa Admission Test or provide evidence of achieving a qualifying score on one of 200 standardized tests. Tests are given locally at various times throughout the year. In addition, a Private Mensa Admission Test can be scheduled for a time and location convenient to you. Upcoming GPM scheduled tests and how to provide alternative test evidence are described below.

The Next Local Mensa Admission Tests Will Be Sunday, April 21st.

Saturday April 21, 2024 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Meeting Room A. (MAP)
Time: Registration at 1:15 PM. Reservations must be in their seats by 1:30. Test begins promptly at 1:35 PM.
Cost: Usually $60 per person
Photo ID required. Driver’s License or State ID card accepted.
The test is open to anyone 14 and over. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
Reservation recommended. Seating is limited. If you have a reservation you must claim your seat by 1:30. Walk-ins will be seated then. Late arrivals will not be seated.

Tests will take approximately two hours. As we've said, seating is limited so reserve your seat now! How? Keep reading. To facilitate the testing process, we request that you pre-pay for your testing session by purchasing a one-time-use Testing Voucher redeemable at an American Mensa testing session, proctored by our Certified Proctors. You may obtain a voucher by paying with a credit card.

Click HERE for a walk-through of the process where you will be asked to create a new account using your email address. When you enter your email address the system will check to see if you already have an account using that email then you may click on Register Now button and proceed through the secure login.

This Testing Voucher is redeemable at any American Mensa testing session.

After obtaining a voucher, reserve your seat by contacting GPM Proctor Coordinator by filling in this Request Form, entering your prepaid Testing Voucher number.

Would You Like to Be Notified of Future Tests?

If you would like to be notified of the time and location of future tests as soon as they are scheduled, please signup at this page with your email address so we can add you to our "To Be Notified" list. NOTE: When you sign up, indicate by ZIP code where you live in Arizona, whether you live outside the Greater Phoenix area so that we can coordinate demand to our testing schedule.

Testing Locations Hard to Get to?

If any test location is a problem for you, please contact the GPM Proctor Coordinator because it may be possible to administer a future test in your area. NOTE: Please tell us where you live in Arizona, so that we can coordinate demand to our testing schedule.

How Private Mensa Admission Testing Works

Our Private Testing option is designed with your convenience in mind. Easily find and schedule a test session near you based on your availability. What’s better, you’ll receive your exam results in two to three business days (compared to two to three weeks with traditional Local Group testing) Go HERE to find out where Arizona testing locations are and how to purchase and schedule a test.

If you have already purchased a an in-person/Local Group testing voucher and would like to apply it to a private testing voucher, you can call the Mensa Membership Office (817-607-0060) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday or email Membership@americanmensa.org.

Whatever amount you paid for the voucher will be credited/refunded, then a private testing voucher purchase will be processed. A voucher obtained from the MVP program will not receive a credit or a refund because it was free and there was no money involved.

Got More Questions?

For answers, contact GPM Proctor Coordinator directly by email.

Or, Could You Already Be Qualified and Skip the Test?

There are literally hundreds of tests that can qualify you for Mensa, not just the one outlined above. And if you do not perform well on our test, you can still join Mensa through other standardized tests. Click HERE to see some of them, but if you already know you qualify, click HERE to learn how to provide your prior evidence. The full Qualifying Test Score FAQ is HERE.

How the Mensa Standard Admissions Test Works:

The testing session lasts about two hours. Two tests are given with a short break in between. A score at or above the 98th percentile on either of these two tests will qualify you for membership in Mensa. The Mensa Standard Test consists two tests, Reynolds Adaptable Intelligence Test (RAIT) and Wonderlic.
• You can take the Official Mensa Test one time only.
• Photo ID is required, so please bring your driver’s license or Arizona State ID card.
• The usual testing fee is $60. We prefer that you use a Mensa Test Voucher or Visa/MC/AMEX/Discover for payment at the test site.
• You'll be notified of your results usually within 10-14 days after your test.
• You must be 14 years old or older to take the Mensa test.
• No calculators are allowed. Pencils and scratch paper will be provided.

About the Culture Fair Test:

American Mensa previously offered a culture fair test battery primarily for individuals who do not speak English as their primary language. This test is no longer offered.

You Can Do a Practice Test First

Before you take the Official Mensa Test, if you want to see and practice the test format (though not the actual test questions), click HERE to purchase the official Mensa Practice Test. Note: You will be asked to follow the same procedure outlined above to purchase a Testing Voucher to create an account. Or if you would like something really quick to try, click HERE to see a 10 question test and you can get advice on whether you might be Mensa material.

For general test FAQ's or prior evidence questions, click HERE to visit the American Mensa website.

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