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Special Announcements:

New Fire Agency!

Port Angeles Fire Department - Lateral - Firefighter/EMT - 1 opening!

- North Whatcom Fire and Rescue - 3 openings!

New Law Enforcement Agencies!

- Lakewood Police Department!

- Lakewood Police Department - Court Compliance Officer - 1 opening!

- Ocean Shores Police Department - Lateral - 3 openings!

- Bingen/White Salmon Police Department - Entry!

- Bingen/White Salmon Police Department - Lateral!

New Corrections Agency!

- Whitman County Jail- 1.5 opening!

New Dispatch Agency!

- Bellingham Police- What-Comm Dispatcher - 3 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

- Spokane Fire District #8 Full-Time FF/Paramedic - The written, Personal History Statement, and PST CPAT must be completed by May 22, 2017 to be considered for next round of hiring.

Longview Police Department - Candidates will need to complete the PST written, physical, and Personal History Statement by the last week of May.

- 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!

- South Sound 911 Dispatch - up to 4 - 6 openings! Deadline to complete the PST written exam and Personal History Statement (PHS) by June 2, 2017 to be considered!

- North Whatcom Fire and Rescue - 3 openings! The deadline to complete the PST written, CPAT and Personal History Statement is due by June 9th, 2017 to be considered for the next round of hiring in July 2017.

- Bellingham Police- What-Comm Dispatcher - 3 openings! All testing must be completed between January 1, 2017 and June 9, 2017 to be considered.

- Port Angeles Fire Department (Firefighter/Paramedic)6 openings! Candidates must complete both PST written and CPAT in order to be placed on the eligibility list. The first round of interviews are scheduled for the second week of June. Firefighter/Paramedic positions will be open until filled.

- Walla Walla Fire Department - 1 immediate opening! The deadline to complete the PST written, CPAT and Personal History Statement is due by June 20, 2017 to be considered.

- Walla Walla Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic - 1 opening! The deadline to complete the PST written, CPAT and Personal History Statement is due by June 20, 2017 to be considered.

Everett Police Department 19 Openings! The deadline to complete the written and physical ability test with PST is June 22, 2017 by 5pm.

- Valley Communications Center (Valley Comm) - 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!

- Bellevue Fire Department- 10-14 Openings! The deadline for the current entry-level hiring process with Bellevue Fire are Tuesday, July 25, 2017, for the written exam and Sunday, July 30, 2017, for the CPAT.

Washington State Patrol - Candidates must complete the PST written, physical, and Personal History Statement by the end of July 25, 2017 to be hired for the start of the September 25, 2017 academy class.

Valley Regional Fire Authority - Candidates must complete both the PST Fire written and CPAT exams by August 22, 2017 to be eligible for their next round of interviews scheduled the week of September 18 - 22, 2017!


South Sound 911 Recruiting Academy

Monday, May 22nd at 9:00 AM

South Sound 911 is now recruiting for their fall class. Join them to learn more about the positions and the hiring process. Monday, May 22nd beginning at 9 a.m. (approx. 1 hour with Q&A to follow). For more information and to R.S.V.P. please contact [email protected].

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