DISCLAIMER: All prices, timelines, and policies are subject to change by PST and participating agencies.
How can I study for the written exam?
What is the Personal History Statement and do I have to fill one out?
Where can I obtain the Applicant Liability Waiver & Release Agreement?
May I test for agencies from different states?
What dates do you currently have scheduled for testing?
May I test for law enforcement and corrections officer at the same time?
Will I take my written and physical ability on test the same day?
What are the new PAT standards for Law Enforcement? Will the agencies I'm applying to accept the new standards?
How long will it take to test?
What is done with my test scores?
Do you tell us where we rank?
After the agencies receive my scores, what will they do?
How long are my scores good for?
Does it cost to use your service?
I do not want to provide my credit card number online. Is there a way to pay by check?
I am currently in the military, when should I start testing?
I am eligible for veteran's preference points. When will those be considered?
Can I change my testing dsate, time and/or location?
Can I cancel my test once it is scheduled?
Can I keep testing to increase my score?
If I'm interested in applying to agencies that subscribe to your service after I have tested, do I need to re-apply and test again?
How do I learn about new subscribing agencies or new position openings?
I am a Communications Officer / 911 Dispatcher candidate, where do I take the typing test?
I live far away from your testing sites in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Wyoming. Am I able to take the test in my area?
What are your policies regarding Adding Agencies, Refunds, Changes, etc?
I cannot afford the testing fee - is there a waiver?
How do I request Special Accommodations for testing?
I changed my name. How can I make that edit in my account?
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**DISCLAIMER: All prices, timelines, and policies are subject to change by PST and participating agencies.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
To sign up for this placeholder event, select the June 15, 2020 test date in your category (police, fire, 911 dispatch, corrections, etc.).
You may also click on the test event of interest below to sign up:
Please check back here frequently and ‘Like’ our Facebook page to stay updated.
PST staff are working remotely and are available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We anticipate a high email volume and will respond as quickly as possible.