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Special Announcements:


Wednesday, April 19th in Lynnwood, WA

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. Click here to sign up!


New Fire Agency!

- East Olympia Fire District #6 - Full Time Firefighter - 1 opening!  

New Law Enforcement Agencies!

- The Evergreen State College Police Department - Police Officer!

- Oak Harbor Police Department - Entry and Lateral - 1-2 Openings!

- Oak Harbor Police Department - Corrections - Entry and Lateral

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. Your scores will be instantly Made Available to the agency you selected once you complete the order.

Upcoming Testing Deadlines

- Enumclaw Police Department - To be eligible for the next round of hiring, candidates must complete testing and Enumclaw Application by March 27th, 2017.

- Kirkland Fire Department - Plans on creating a Civil Service Firefighter eligiblity list in late-Spring 2017. In order to be considered for this round of interviews, candidates need to successfully complete both the PST written and PST CPAT tests by March 31, 2017.

- East Olympia Fire District #6 - Full Time Firefighter - 1 opening! Candidates must complete the PST written exam by March 31, 2017.

- King County Medic One - hiring up to 4 Paramedics! Candidates must complete both the Fire written and EMT exams on or by March 31, 2017 to be eligible.

- Spokane Fire Department - To be eligible for the next round of hiring for the Fall fire academy, candidates must complete the PST written exam by May 1, 2017!

- Spokane Police Department -  1-10 openings! To be eligible for the next round of hiring for the Fall police academy, candidates must complete the PST written exam by June 1, 2017!

- Valley Communications Center (ValleyComm) - Up to 10 Openings! To be eligible or the next round of hiring, candidates must complete testing with PST by July 1, 2017! Candidates selected for this round of hiring will start August 1st!


Kent Police Department Open House -

March 24th


Skagit County Sheriff's Office - Informational Meeting March 29th and April 1st




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

Everett Police Department - The PST written and physical ability tests must be completed on or by May 23, 2016 to be considered for the next round of interviews! They are looking to fill 24 vacancies!

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