Online, In-Home Testing


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Important Information to know about Online, In-Home Testing

  • This testing option is available for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Firefighter, and EMT exams. Currently the 911 Dispatcher exam is not available for Online, In-Home Testing.
  • This exam is administered online. There are specific equipment and test area requirements and considerations for taking the exam Online In-Home. Please review the In-Home Testing Requirements to ensure you can meet them before you register for an online exam.
  • PST will continue to offer Online, In-Home options for the foreseeable future, but we will be working with our public safety agency partners to identify additional parameters for these exams.

Sign Up for a Online, In-Home Test

Frequently Asked Questions

Remote Testing Coordinator
Hours: Monday - Friday; 8:30am - 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Phone: 1-866-HIRE-911

When can I schedule my Physical Ability Test?

Some agencies will not accept your initial written score without a PAT and others will not accept your scores until you also have a passing PAT. If the agency requires a PAT score, you must complete a PST PAT within 90 days of your written exam. Be sure to check each agency’s profile.

Your Physical Ability Test (PAT) will be conducted at a later date and you will be required to travel to complete the PAT either at a PST Test Site or at the agency.

What is the deadline I need to take the test on in order to be considered for the next hiring cycle?

You can find each agency’s deadline and more information on the hiring process on our Career Opportunities page. If not, please contact the agency's Human Resources or Civil Service Department.

What do I need to do after setting up a test date?

While you're waiting to get an e-mail about registering, get the Certifications and Liability Waiver & Release Agreement notarized and scan it to the PST office.

You will not be able to test unless you scan your liability waiver form to PST. Please email it to scan must be legible to be accepted.

If you don’t see your question answered here, please contact the Remote Testing Coordinator.