FAQs

Who uses ICS Inventory?

The ICS Inventory is used in a variety of settings and organizations including educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, and corporations. Click here to learn more.

Is the ICS Inventory offered in other languages?

Currently, the ICS Inventory is available online in six languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. The print version is available in English only. Click here to learn more.

I am interested in administering the ICS to high school students. At what age can a student take the ICS?

The ICS Inventory may be used with individuals 15 years of age or older. Click here to learn more.

How long does it take to complete the ICS Inventory online? How soon will I receive my results?

The ICS Inventory can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes and you are able to receive your results immediately upon submission. 

Is it possible to offer the ICS for students taking an online course?

Yes. The ICS Inventory can be incorporated within online courses. Please contact our office for further details.

How do I request a different payment type for my account?

All ICS accounts are created with Credit Card as the default payment type as payment for the ICS Inventory in print is due at the time of ordering before we can ship the materials.  Additionally, as soon as you submit an order for the ICS Inventory online assessment for yourself or others, passcodes are generated immediately and you or your clients will have instant access to this online service.  Therefore, payment is due in advance when ordering either version of the ICS Inventory.  In some circumstances ICS Inventory LLC may grant an educational institution, government agency or other bona fide 501-3c organizations a different payment options. This is done on a case-by-case basis, and this option is not available to individuals, consulting/training companies or for purchases completed as a Guest. To request access to alternate payment types, you will need to make the request from the Contact US Page. Be sure to include the payment option you are seeking (any and all that work in your organization) and the reason for the request (e.g. our university does not use credit cards, etc.) and include contact information for your accounts payable office or finance department. The information will be reviewed and a decision made within two business days.

How do I order both the Standard & Education ICS pricing?

ICS Inventory pricing is based on your use of the ICS when ordering Online Codes and Print Tests. If you are utilizing the ICS within educational institutions and outside of those institutions, then you will need to create two separate accounts, one to apply for each ICS Version. For example, if you are an educator that utilizes the ICS for a course, but also work as a consultant who uses the ICS in programs that you offer, then you would create an account for your educational use and a separate account for your consulting. Please note that each account must have a unique email address.

What web browsers are supported?

The ICS website is optimized for most current web browsers. To view the ICS website fully, please ensure that your web browser is current and up-to-date.

Can I use the ICS for research purposes?

Yes. The ICS Inventory can be used to identify the preferred intercultural conflict style of an individual. The ICS Inventory cannot be used in research or data gathering in which the purpose is to identify the normative intercultural conflict style of an organization or a cultural group. Rather, the ICS Inventory (workplace version) must be used to characterize the normative intercultural conflict style within the workplace and the ICS Inventory (culture group version) must be used to characterize the normative intercultural conflict style of a cultural group. Individuals or organizations that wish to use the ICS Inventory Workplace version or the ICS Inventory Culture Group version should contact ICS Inventory, LLC to discuss the availability of these options.

The ICS Inventory cannot be used within other electronic data collection systems, nor can it be used with separate scoring metrics. Click here for further information on terms and conditions.

May I have permission to use the content from your website?

Copyright permission is granted on a case-by-case basis. Click here to submit a Permission Request.

How do I access the ICS Facilitator Manual?

The ICS Facilitator Manual is available for download after the first purchase within your account at the "Account Home" page.