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Interviewing Skills Workshop!

Our next Interviewing Skills workshop is on Tuesday, September 22, 2015! Click here for more information and to register for the workshop: Interview Workshop Registration.

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Special Announcements:

New Law Enforcement Agencies!

- Clark County Sheriff's Office - Up to 10 Openings!

- Washington State Patrol - 100+ Openings!  

- Kalama Police Department - They are testing to establish a list for future openings!

- Kitsap County Sheriff's Office - Deputy! They are testing to establish a list for future openings!

- Washougal Police Department - Entry & Lateral - 1 opening!

New Fire Departments!

- Enumclaw / KCFD #28 Resident Firefighter - 6 Openings!

- South Pierce Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic - Up to 4 openings! To be eliglible for this round of hiring you must complete your written exam and PST CPAT by September 29th, 2015!

- Lacey Fire Dist. #3 / Olympia FD / Tumwater FD (Thurston County Medic One) - Firefighter / Paramedic - 3 anticipated openings!

- Everett Fire Department - 2 Openings! To be eligible for this round of hiring you must complete your written test  before October 31st, 2015,   AND you must have a valid PST CPAT dated between April 30th, 2015 and October 31st, 2015!  

- Everett Fire Department - Experienced Firefighter - 2 Openings! To be eligible for this round of hiring  you must complete your written test before September 25th, 2015, AND you must have a valid PST CPAT dated between March 25th, 2015 and September 25th, 2015!  

New Dispatch Departments!

- West Piece Fire & Rescue - Fire Comm - Lateral - Up to 5 anticipated 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.

PST is a sponsor of Bellevue Fire's 50th anniversary Be A Hero 5K! Check out the website below for more information and how to register for this race!


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