MTurk / Client / get_qualification_type



The ``GetQualificationType``operation retrieves information about a Qualification type using its ID.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.get_qualification_type(

QualificationTypeId (string) –


The ID of the QualificationType.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'QualificationType': {
        'QualificationTypeId': 'string',
        'CreationTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'Name': 'string',
        'Description': 'string',
        'Keywords': 'string',
        'QualificationTypeStatus': 'Active'|'Inactive',
        'Test': 'string',
        'TestDurationInSeconds': 123,
        'AnswerKey': 'string',
        'RetryDelayInSeconds': 123,
        'IsRequestable': True|False,
        'AutoGranted': True|False,
        'AutoGrantedValue': 123

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • QualificationType (dict) –

      The returned Qualification Type

      • QualificationTypeId (string) –

        A unique identifier for the Qualification type. A Qualification type is given a Qualification type ID when you call the CreateQualificationType operation.

      • CreationTime (datetime) –

        The date and time the Qualification type was created.

      • Name (string) –

        The name of the Qualification type. The type name is used to identify the type, and to find the type using a Qualification type search.

      • Description (string) –

        A long description for the Qualification type.

      • Keywords (string) –

        One or more words or phrases that describe theQualification type, separated by commas. The Keywords make the type easier to find using a search.

      • QualificationTypeStatus (string) –

        The status of the Qualification type. A Qualification type’s status determines if users can apply to receive a Qualification of this type, and if HITs can be created with requirements based on this type. Valid values are Active | Inactive.

      • Test (string) –

        The questions for a Qualification test associated with this Qualification type that a user can take to obtain a Qualification of this type. This parameter must be specified if AnswerKey is present. A Qualification type cannot have both a specified Test parameter and an AutoGranted value of true.

      • TestDurationInSeconds (integer) –

        The amount of time, in seconds, given to a Worker to complete the Qualification test, beginning from the time the Worker requests the Qualification.

      • AnswerKey (string) –

        The answers to the Qualification test specified in the Test parameter.

      • RetryDelayInSeconds (integer) –

        The amount of time, in seconds, Workers must wait after taking the Qualification test before they can take it again. Workers can take a Qualification test multiple times if they were not granted the Qualification from a previous attempt, or if the test offers a gradient score and they want a better score. If not specified, retries are disabled and Workers can request a Qualification only once.

      • IsRequestable (boolean) –

        Specifies whether the Qualification type is one that a user can request through the Amazon Mechanical Turk web site, such as by taking a Qualification test. This value is False for Qualifications assigned automatically by the system. Valid values are True | False.

      • AutoGranted (boolean) –

        Specifies that requests for the Qualification type are granted immediately, without prompting the Worker with a Qualification test. Valid values are True | False.

      • AutoGrantedValue (integer) –

        The Qualification integer value to use for automatically granted Qualifications, if AutoGranted is true. This is 1 by default.