DiSC® Profile Frequently Asked Questions FAQs for DiSC Classic Profiles & DiSC Online 2.0


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The paper version, officially called the DiSC Classic Profile, is perfect for people who don't have Internet access. It's also commonly used in training sessions where completing the profile is an activity included as part of the program. The 19-page profile booklet assesses participant behavioral styles using a 28-question survey. After completing the survey, the participant scores the profile using the included directions. They reference the profile interpretation which is included in the back of the booklet.

The online version uses the same 28-question survey but the questions are answered online. Upon survey completion, a personalized narrative report is automatically generated for the user. Online profiles take less time to complete and offer additional options. Profile results can be hidden, access code emails can be customized and report covers can be branded. If these features sound appealing, you may want to consider one of our EPIC Administrative Accounts. We provide EPIC accounts free of charge for anyone ordering 25+ profiles.

In order for someone to take an online DiSC Profile, they must receive a unique access code. These access codes are sent by email instantly if ordered from our DiSC Profile page. We can also distribute access codes for you, for free. See Option 2 on our Online DiSC Assessment Options page. For those who want to put their logo and contact information on profile reports we recommend EPIC Accounts.

With an EPIC Account you can:

  • Add your logo & contact information to report covers
  • Brand the DiSC survey website splash page
  • Send profiles 24/7/365
  • Organize & access reports anywhere an Internet connection is available

It depends on which version you choose. Online profiles take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete while paper profiles take 20-30 minutes. The paper profile takes a little longer because it is self-scored whereas the results of the online profile are generated instantly.

There are several reasons people choose to hide results from respondents. This feature is most often used by trainers who are concerned that participants will decide to skip a DiSC training session after they've reviewed their profile report. Coaches and consultants will use this feature when they want to review the results with the participant.

We do and if you order 25 or more profiles, we'll provide you with a complimentary EPIC Account! Visit our DiSC Volume Pricing for full details. For RFPs or larger quantities please call our customer support at 1-888-658-6641 during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST, or send your request through our contact form.

Single Profile Orders

Within minutes, you should receive an email receipt and a separate email with instructions and a link to begin taking the DiSC Profile questionnaire. If you chose to Show Profile Results during checkout, your personalized report will be displayed for you as soon as you complete the profile questionnaire. At that point, you will have the option to save, print or email the report. If you chose to Hide Profile Results during checkout, your report will be emailed to you within two hours of completion. Reports are sent during normal business hours 9:00 am - 5:30 pm EST, M - F to the email address provided during checkout.

Multiple Profile Orders

Within minutes, you will receive an email receipt and a separate email containing a list of unique access codes and a sample email to use for distributing the access codes. To send access codes to your participants, simply copy and paste the sample email into a new email. Then paste a unique access code into that email and send it to a participant. Follow the same process for each participant. Completed profile reports will be sent to the email address provided during checkout. Reports are sent during normal business hours 9:00 am - 5:30 pm EST, M - F to the email address provided during checkout. If you prefer to have them sent to an alternate address or multiple addresses, simply indicate this in the comments box during checkout.

Prefer to have Corexcel send the participant emails?

Simply order through our DiSC Profile Assessment Options page. If you order using option 2, we will take care of distributing the access codes and sending you the completed reports, free of charge. A representative from our Customer Service team will contact you for a list of names and email addresses. After we receive the participant list, we'll send the access code emails for you. As the profiles are completed, reports will be sent to the email address provided during checkout.

Within minutes, you will receive a receipt for your order. We'll prepare your profile(s) to be shipped using the option you chose during checkout. Your package will ship on the same day if the order is placed during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST. Orders placed after 5:30 p.m. EST, or placed on weekends, will be shipped on the next business day.

Yes and we don't charge anything to do this! Send us participant names and email addresses and let us know if you want them to be able to see their results. We will email access codes and track who completed the profile. Once they've completed their profiles we will email a copy of their reports to you as PDF attachments. Learn more about Online DiSC Profile Distribution Options.

Yes, we do and it's free! Call our customer support at 1-888-658-6641 anytime during normal business hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST M - F or use our contact form. We want you to be successful so we are more than happy to help. If you prefer email, send your request through our contact form. One of our support representatives will contact you as quickly as possible.

Although many customers continue to use paper-based DiSC profiles, many of them have switched to online profiles because of how easy it is to generate individual results without the tedious process of tallying scores to get results. Another reason is to take advantage of group reporting. We offer three group reporting options for use with online DiSC Profiles. Available reports include:

Team View: A free 1-2 page view of your team and each individual's DiSC style. It's perfect for visualizing your group's DiSC styles.

Group Culture Report: A narrative report outlining the culture of your group and how the different behavioral styles relate to one another. Participant's names are left out of this report.

Facilitator Report: A narrative report describing common tendencies of groups made up of specific DiSC styles. It contains suggestions which are perfect for enhancing interaction in your workshops. Participant's names are included in this report for your reference.

Visit our DiSC Profile Group Reports page to learn more about the reports available for use with online profiles or EPIC Accounts.

Absolutely not. Certification is not required to administer DiSC, to interpret the results or to give presentations on DiSC. However, many of our customers find that certification provides them with a deeper understanding of the DiSC model and the tools available for facilitation and coaching. For those who are interested in certification, Corexcel offers a virtual Online Everything DiSC Certification and an instructor-led DiSC Trainer Certification which is held several times a year in Minneapolis, MN.

We also offer an option to bring one of our facilitators to your facility to present an on-site Everything DiSC Trainer Certification. For more information on this option please call us at 1-888-658-6641 or submit your request through our contact form. One of our representatives will gladly assist you.

Yes, DiSC is available in most major languages including Spanish, French, German and Chinese to name a few. Please call our customer support at 1-888-658-6641 during normal business hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST, M - F or send your request through our contact form. We'll be more than happy to provide all of the language options available to you.

The letters D, i, S and C represent the four primary behavioral styles presented in the DiSC model. D represents Dominance, i represents influence, S represents
Steadiness and C represents Conscientiousness.

For additional information, benefits, objectives, and research, see our Overview of DiSC.

"DiSC" with a lowercase i is a trademark of Inscape Publishing, formerly Carlson Learning, now owned by John Wiley & Sons. The brand was recently renamed as "Everything DiSC, A Wiley Brand." Corexcel is an authorized partner of Inscape/Wiley. We've offered our customers the "DiSC with the lower i" family of products for more than 13 years because we have found these products to be very well researched, clearly designed and easy to use.

Many organizations use DiSC as part of their hiring process. Profiles are an excellent tool that can help you understand a person's preferred style of behavior. However, DiSC doesn't indicate whether a candidate has the right knowledge, skills or ability to perform a specific job. DiSC can be used as a tool in the hiring process but we don't recommend it as the sole component in hiring decisions.

Terrific! We have many customers with the same concern. An online EPIC Account may be exactly what you need. EPIC is an optional online administration system organizations use with online DiSC profiles, Everything DiSC Profiles and most of the other profiles and assessments we offer. With EPIC you can distribute profiles, brand the web page people use to complete the DiSC survey, brand the front of profile reports and much more. For orders of 25+ profiles, we even provide the EPIC account for free!

To request a quote for a Corexcel facilitator to come to your facility, see our On-Site DiSC Training options. On that page, you'll find a simple form to complete in order to get the process started. If you prefer, you can call 1-888-658-6641 during normal business hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST, M - F or send your request through our contact form.

We'll work closely with you to determine your objectives, time frame for the training and selecting a facilitator that's perfect for your situation. All of our DiSC facilitators are highly qualified with many years of experience.

We also offer train-the-trainer programs, DiSC Certification, DiSC Facilitator Materials and training session enhancers if you prefer the DIY approach.

Yes. The DiSC Classic Facilitation System is contained on a USB drive for convenience and includes:

  • PowerPoint presentation (customizable and includes over 100 slides)
  • More than 65 video segments
  • Leader's guide with training modules, outlines and scripts
  • Handouts to use for creating participant workbooks
  • QuikDiSC® Card Game
  • DiSC Classic People Reading Guides

We also offer several DiSC Training Accessories you can use to enhance your training sessions. These include buttons, pens, mugs and more.

With the DiSC Facilitator Kit you are not restricted to a single type of profile. It can be used with paper-based profiles as well as online profiles.

The first question to consider is whether you plan to use DiSC Profiles or other online profiles on an on-going basis. If you do, we recommend that you set up an EPIC Account. If you've ordered online profiles before, you've already used a component of the EPIC system. EPIC is the processing system used with online profiles.

The administrative component of EPIC is its real power. With an EPIC Administrative Account all of the profiles that you've assigned are stored in your online account. You can personalize profiles with your logo and contact information. You can also run several types of DiSC group reports and customize the email used to send out profile access codes. EPIC Account owners can get access to over 40 profiles and reports, many of them in English and Spanish.

We provide EPIC Accounts for free on orders of 25 or more online profiles. EPIC is an extremely user friendly cloud-based system. However, to get you started we'll be happy to walk you through the account features and teach you how to make the most of this great tool. It also comes with an extensive library of video help files.

EPIC is a cloud-based online profile administration system. For improved flexibility and to simplify purchasing, EPIC works with credits rather than dollars. EPIC credits allow you to run any profile or group report contained in your account. Credits are used so that you're not limited to running a single profile or group report. You can use the credits however you see fit.

EPIC credits also allow you to take advantage of discounted pricing across more products. For instance, if you purchased 40 profiles (10 EPIC credits ea.) and 1 group report (15 EPIC credits), discounted pricing levels would only apply to the profiles. If you owned an EPIC Account, you would purchase credits to generate the profiles and group reports. Therefore the discount would be on the entire EPIC credit purchase and it would extend to the group report as well. See our EPIC Account page for a full list of profiles and reports that are available.

Having trouble finding the answer to your question?

Call our offices 1-888-658-6641 during normal business hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST, M - F or send your question through our contact form. One of our representatives will gladly answer your question.

"DiSC" and "QuikDiSC" are registered trademarks of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.