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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:

2016 Public Safety Career Fairs!

Thursday, October 13th - 10 AM - 2 PM in Everett

Friday, November 4th - 10 AM - 2 PM in Pasco

PST Career Fair

New Firefighter Agencies!

- Port Angeles Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic - Currently looking to fill 1 opening!  

New Law Enforcement Agencies!

- Lynden Police Department - To be eligible for this round of hiring candidates must complete testing with PST and sumbit a City application before 5:00 PM on October 24th, 2016! Please click here to view the Lynden Police Department's job posting.

- Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - Entry Level  -  LATERAL  -  Corrections - Currently testing to establish an eligibility list for future 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.

Upcoming Testing Deadlines

Alaska State Troopers - Entry - Lateral  - Candidates must complete their written exam with PST by September 30th, 2016 to apply for the Spring 2017 Academy. Other dates will be updated at a later time. To meet this deadline, we've added an additional testing opportunity in Anchorage on September 23rd @ 9:00!

Valley Regional Fire Authority - The written and PST CPAT must be completed by September 28, 2016 to be considered for the next round of interviews scheduled for the week of October 17 - 21, 2016!

Bellingham Police Department - The PST written and physical ability tests must be completed on or by September 30, 2016 to be considered for the next round of interviews! They are looking to fill 4 vacancies!

Olympia Fire Department - The written and PST CPAT must be completed on or by September 30th, 2016 to be eligible for this round of hiring. They are looking to fill 6 vacancies!

Mukilteo Fire Department - Entry Level or Firefighter/Paramedic - To be eligible for this round of hiring you must complete the written exam and PST CPAT before October 3rd,2016!

Everett Police Department - Initial deadline to complete written exam and physical ability test with PST is October 7, 2016 by 5PM. Candidates wishing to claim veterans' preference must submit a copy of their DD-214 to by 5PM on October 7, 2016!

Spokane County Fire District #8 - Part-time Firefigher/EMT and Part-time Paramedic -  To be eligible for this round of hiring you must complete your written and PST CPAT  on or before October 10th, 2016!



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