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IMPORTANT UPDATE - 6/14/2020

Testing Centers nationwide are closed to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. Please check with your chosen Testing Center before registering for an exam, to ensure that you will be able to schedule an exam. You may find the list of testing centers here: https://ncta.memberclicks.net/find-a-cctc-participant. Please email us at RemoteTest@publicsafetytesting.com if you have any questions.

Have questions about our response to COVID-19? Please check out our COVID-19 FAQs!

Important Information to know about Remote Testing at an approved Testing Center

  • There will be an additional, non-refundable $15 processing fee for Remote Exams in addition to the standard PST testing fee which will be charged at the time of your registration on our website (example: $50 testing fee + $15 processing fee).
  • At certain testing centers the candidate is responsible for paying an additional test proctor fee directly to the test center. This fee is in addition to the cost of registration on the PST website.
  • The Physical Ability Testing (PAT) will not be administered at approved Testing Center test sites. 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.
  • You must schedule your written exam at least ONE (1) week in advance of the requested test date. Failure to provide one-week notice may result in your exam being rescheduled.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

How do I set up a test at an approved Testing Center?

Setting up a remote test is easy! Click the above "Sign Up for a Remote Test" button and it will give you step by steps on how to set up a test.

Is there a testing center near my area?

We do all of our remote testing with the National College Testing Association. Please visit their website to see if there is a college near you that can proctor your test.

There are no testing centers near me that can proctor the exam. Can I have a proctor from a testing center not associated with the NCTA administer the written test?

Unfortunately no, you can only use a testing center from the National College Testing Association.

Can you accommodate testing in a country other than the United States?

We cannot accommodate remote testing outside of the United States at this time.

It looks like there is an event scheduled near me. Can I sign up for that one?

Each out of state test is prearranged and specific to one candidate. You will not be able to sign up for a date already on the calendar.

The testing center I have contacted will not let me set up an appointment until they have information about the test/the testing materials. What should I do?

E-mail RemoteTest@PublicSafetyTesting.com with the proctor's contact information (name and e-mail address). We will contact the testing center and give them the necessary information for you to start the scheduling process.

When can I schedule my Physical Ability Test?

The Physical Ability Testing (PAT) will not be administered at the approved Testing CEnter test sites. 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 RemoteTest@publicsafetytesting.com.The scan must be legible to be accepted.


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