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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.


Special Announcements:

New Fire Agencies!

- Everett Fire Department (Entry Level) - 4 vacancies! The PST written and PST CPAT must be completed by January 14, 2017! Your PST CPAT must be dated between July 14, 2016 and January 14, 2017 to be valid for this round of hiring.

- Clark County Fire District #6 - FF/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic - 3 openings! To be eligible for this round of hiring you must complete testing by December 15, 2016! Click on the profile links to view additional information regarding this agency's testing and application submission deadlines!


New Law Enforcement Agencies!

- Mattawa Police Department - Entry Level and LATERAL - 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. Your scores will be instantly Made Available to the agency you selected once you complete the order.

Upcoming Testing Deadlines

- Vancouver Fire Department - 3 openings + 3 additional openings in 2017! The City of Vancouver will be creating an eligibility list. Candidates must successfully pass the PST written and PST CPAT by December 13, 2016 to be considered.

- Clark County Fire District #6 - FF/EMT and FF/Paramedic 3 openings! To be eligible for this round of hiring you must complete testing by December 15, 2016! 

Washington State Patrol - 100+ openings! To be eligible for the March 2017 academy candidates must complete the written and physical with PST on or before December 27th, 2016!

Bellingham Police Department - 4 openings! - The next testing deadline with Bellingham Police Department is December 31, 2016. Applicants must complete the written exam and physical ability test through Public Safety Testing prior to the testing deadline. The City of Bellingham will invite the top scoring candidates via email to complete a City of Bellingham Employment Application.

Everett Fire Department (Entry Level) - 4 vacancies! The PST written and PST CPAT must be completed by January 14, 2017Your PST CPAT must be dated between July 14, 2016 and January 14, 2017 to be valid for this round of hiring.

- 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.

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