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Special Announcements:

Women in Law Enforcement Career Fair!

Saturday, February 13, 2016 10 AM - 2 PM. Learn about opportunities for women in law enforcement! Open to women and girls of all ages! Click the flyer below for more information:

Women Law Enforcement Fair


Upcoming Testing Deadlines

Mountain View Fire and Rescue Dist. #44Mountain View Fire and Rescue will pull a list of qualifying applicants on or about February 23, 2016. The written and PST CPAT must be completed by February 23, 2016 to be considered. More information about their hiring status in the profile

Kent Fire Department - To be considered for the next round of hiring, candidates must complete the written and PST CPAT by March 28, 2016

Renton Fire & Emergency Services - The PST written exam must be completed by April 3, 2016 to be considered for the next round of interviews scheduled for May 2016.

New Law Enforcement Agencies!

- Kitsap County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Deputy - 6 openings!

-Kitsap County Sheriff's Office - Lateral Corrections - 7 openings!

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.

Emergency Call Center Training 

In cooperation with South Sound 911, Clover Park Technical College is offering Emergency Call Center Training  - Classes begin April 5, 2016! Click the flyer below for more information.




Kent Police Department - Open House 

The Kent Police Department will be hosting an open house to learn more about their department and the hiring process. There are 2 dates available: February 5th and March 5th! Click on the flyer below for more information. 


Testing for PST agencies in your area (Out of State Testing)!

If you live outside of Public Safety Testing's testing locations in Washington State, Idaho, or Alaska, then you may be eligible to complete the written exam at an approved testing center in your area. For more information on how to set up testing in your area please click here.

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!


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