Role IQ for learners

Tags: Skills

Role IQ helps you understand the skills important to your role. There's no limit to the number of Role IQs you can get. You can browse roles on the Role IQ page (opens in new tab).

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Tip: Before getting started, make sure you understand what skill assessments are and how to get your Skill IQ. This will help you as you learn about Role IQ.


Roles are built by Pluralsight's author network, industry leaders, and partners using a foundation of skill assessments in various technologies. If you're on an enterprise plan, this also includes custom roles built by your organization. Skill IQ assessments are the metric used to gauge Role IQ proficiency.

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Your Role IQ page

Your Role IQ page (opens in new tab) is where you explore new roles and interact with in-progress or assigned roles . You can also revisit completed roles and reassess your skills when Skill IQ retakes are available.

The My roles section of the page shows roles you have started, roles you have been assigned (if you’re on a team plan), and roles you have completed. There are three types of roles that can appear in the My roles section:

  • In-progress roles will show how many assessments you’ve completed, the total number of required assessments to complete, and any available retakes.

  • Assigned roles display similarly to in-progress roles, but also feature an assigned designator in their upper right corner.

  • Completed roles show the role level, verification date, and any available retakes.

To remove a role from your My Roles area, click the ••• options menu in the role, then click Remove. Don't worry—you’ll keep your Role IQ progress, but it won’t appear in My Roles. You can’t remove a completed or assigned role.

The Explore roles section shows all available roles. If you are on an Enterprise plan, you may also see roles created by someone at your company. Each role displays the Skill IQ requirements you’ve achieved, the number of required assessments, the names of required skill assessments, and the creator of the role. If the role was created by your company, it will also have a company indicator.

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Interacting with a role

If you’ve already taken a few Skill IQ assessments in Skills, you may see progress in a Role IQ, even if you haven’t started it yet. That’s because progress in Skill IQ assessments is automatically synced in Role IQ.

To start or continue a Role IQ:

  1. Visit your Role IQ page (opens in new tab) and click a role that interests you.
  2. Select your current experience level for the role from the on-screen prompt.
  3. In the Skills area, select an unmeasured skill and click Measure Now to begin the assessment. Each skill assessment has around 20 timed questions and will take under 10 minutes to complete.
  4. After you take each required skill assessment, you'll receive your Role IQ level and summary.
  5. In the Skills section, click a skill assessment you would like to take.

    1. If it is an unmeasured skill, click Measure now in the center of the graph.
    2. If it is a previously measured skill and you have a retake available, click Retake now.

After you complete the assessment, you’ll see your results. The Skill IQ summary page shows your gaps and strengths and provides you with learning recommendations. You can then return to the Role IQ page to see your progress.

Important: You may come across a skill assessment in a role marked BETA. This means we're still validating the skill assessment. Your Role IQ will be pending. Once a skill assessment is moved out of beta, you must take the assessment again in order to finish your Role IQ.

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