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Don't miss this 5-hour interactive workshop instructed by experienced hiring professionals who will share tips and insights on how to stand out from the rest of the applicant pool and enhance your competitiveness in the hiring process. Hands-on interview practice included. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in Lynnwood. Click here to sign up!

Kirkland Police & Corrections Candidate Orientation

Interested in a career with the Kirkland Police or Corrections department? Join them for a tour of their new facility, meet the staff for a Q&A session, learn more about working for Kirkland PD or Corrections!

WHEN: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 8:30 AM

WHERE: Kirkland Police Department, 11750 NE 118th St, Kirkland WA 98034

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Special Announcements:

NEW Fire Departments:

Spokane Fire Department - Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic - (5 openings!) Deadline May 10, 2015 to complete written exam!

Arlington Fire Department - Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic

Vancouver Fire Department -  Entry Level Firefighter - (15 openings!)  Deadline May 31, 2015 to complete written and PST CPAT!


NEW Police & Corrections Departments:

Grand Coulee Police Department - 1 opening! - To be eligible for this round of hiring, testing must be completed by May 22nd, 2015!

Camas Police Department - 1 opening!  

 We're happy to announce the addition of the above new Departments as recently subscribing to our services.

If you have not yet registered through PST, you may apply to any of our agencies, including the above new agency, at any time via our convenient online application process. Apply Now

If you have registered but not yet tested and wish to add any agency, including the above new agency, you may do so by logging into your account and navigating to the Manage Agency section.

If you successfully completed the PST exam within the past 180 days and qualify to send your scores to this agency you may do so without testing again. Log in to your account now and click on the "New Agencies" link from the menu on the left. You scores will be instantly Made Available to the agency you selected once you complete the order.


- Vancouver Fire Department - Entry Firefighter - To be eligible for the next round of interviews, the PST written test must be completed before the May 31, 2015 deadline. Candidates must also pass the PST CPAT between November 30th, 2014 and May 31st, 2015.

-Kirkland Fire Department - Kirkland Fire Department plans to establish a Firefighter eligibility list by July, 2015 and anticipates inviting approximately 50 applicants to an interview. In order to be considered for this upcoming round of interviews, applicants must have successfully passed both the written and CPAT exam during the time period of May 20, 2014 - May 20, 2015!

-Kent Fire Department - Kirkland Fire Department is projecting to hire 10-12 firefighters in the fall of 2015. Interviews to held the week of July 20-24, 2015. Applicants must successfully pass both the written and PST CPAT exams by June 3, 2015.  

Auburn Police Department has announced 6 immediate openings! Click on our Testing & Events Calendar to see upcoming testing dates!


PST is an official collection site for Northwest Harvest.  Please feel free to drop off non-perishable food items at our office in Lynnwood. Help those in need.


Getting started is simple.

  • 1. Choose your career path Law Enforcement, Corrections, Firefighter, 911 Dispatcher, Paramedic
  • 2. Research agencies View the growing list of available agencies we work with.
  • 3. Create an applicant profile Filling out your profile ensures that agencies have the information required for the hiring process.
  • 4. Schedule your test View our calendar for a complete list upcoming tests and locations.
  • 5. Download your free test packet A basic study guide and test information packet will be available in your account. Additional study materials can be purchased through our store.
  • 6. Take your test Be prepared to succeed when you arrive at your test location.

Typical expectations of hiring departments:

If invited by the agency, the next steps you may go through is a comprehensive screening process. This can take anywhere from weeks to many months. Each step must be passed before proceeding to the next. 

  • An oral board interview
  • An in-depth background investigation
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Medical examination & Drug screening
  • Academy & Agency training

Top 10 Ways to be an Outstanding Candidate

Public Safety Testing solicited from the many agencies we work with a listing of critical factors candidates frequently fail to adequately address in the hiring process. This list was produced to benefit YOU, the candidate, to enhance YOUR competitiveness for public safety positions by providing an awareness of desirable candidate attributes and characteristics as defined by the agencies themselves.

  • 10. Listen Carefully
  • 9. Know Yourself
  • 8. Candor & Sincerity
  • 7. Truthfulness
  • 6. Professional Business Attire
  • View the full list