Testing for PST agencies in your area - Out of State Testing

If you live outside of Public Safety Testing's testing locations in Washington State or Alaska then you may be eligible to complete the written exam at an approved testing center in your area.

 

Please select the job category below for information on how to schedule an out of state written exam appointment:

 

Click on the following link to view the Out of State Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you do not see your question answered, please e-mail: oos@publicsafetytesting.com

 

 

OUT OF STATE TESTING FOR POLICE / SHERIFF / TROOPER & CORRECTIONS AGENCIES

Follow the 4-Step Process below to set up a written exam in your area. You may only apply/test for agencies listed below through this process. If you wish to apply/test for agencies not included in the list below, you must travel to one of PST's scheduled test dates/locations to complete both the written and physical ability exams (Test & Event Calendar).

 


Please Note:

  • There will be a $30 processing fee for out of state exams in addition to the standard Public Safety Testing (PST) testing fee (example: $45 testing fee + $30 processing fee). This will be collected at the time of registration on our website (which will be emailed to you).
  • The candidate is responsible for paying an additional test proctor fee directly to the NCTA testing center.
  • The Physical Ability Test (PAT) is not administered out of state. The agency/agencies you applied to will contact you directly the PAT if/when you advance to that state of the hiring process.


 

Step 1. Locate a testing center from the National College Testing Association: http://www.ncta-testing.org/cctc/find.php.

  • Disclaimer: These testing centers are not affiliated with Public Safety Testing, rather, PST contracts with the testing center only to administer exams on PST's behalf.


Step 2. Contact the testing center to set up an appointment to have your written exam proctored. Your testing center will need to fill out this form (https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/media/oosconfirmation.pdf) and they will need e-mail it back to oos@publicsafetytesting.com. Once completed, proceed to Step 3.

Appointments may not be scheduled earlier than 2 weeks from the completion of the Test Date Request Form (even if the testing center has earlier availabilities). Any early appointments must be approved by the Out of State Coordinator in advanced.

  • If the testing center is walk-in based, the candidate must still choose a test date
  • Please provide these exam details to the testing center:
    • Test Name: Public Safety Testing's Law Enforcement & Corrections Exam
    • Total test administration time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
    • Exam is available either online or paper-based
    • Testing materials will be sent once the exam has been confirmed between the OOS coordinator and the Testing Center
    • Example Script: Hello, I am looking to schedule a proctored exam for Public Safety Testing's Law Enforcement and Corrections Exam. The exam is approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes long and can be administered online. You will be receiving the exam materials once my exam date has been confirmed between you and the Testing Center. Is there a timeslot available for _____________? 

 

Step 3. Submit a notarized Applicant Liability Waiver Form to PST and complete the Test Date Request Form.

  • Applicant Liability Waiver Form
    • Submit a notarized waiver form to PST by either fax or email (scan must be legible to be accepted) within 1 week of your Test Date Request Form.
    • We recommend that you search for a Notary Public in your area. You may find a Notary Public at your local bank or credit union.
  • Test Date Request Form
    • Once fully complete, PST will email you instructions on how to register and pay for your written exam on www.publicsafetytesting.com. You will need to pay and register before PST can send any testing materials to your testing center.
    • If you have not received an email, please contact oos@publicsafetytesting.com
    • Unless approved by the Testing Coordinator, request forms that have a scheduled test date earlier than the 2-week notification period will automatically be declined and deleted

 

Step 4. Other Information

  • There are study materials available in our Store. A basic introductory guide will be placed in your account after you register for your event
  • “Section 7. Test Date & Before” in the downloadable Introduction Guide refers to PST written and physical conducted exams. You will need to abide the Testing Center’s test day requirements.
  • Note that you may only test for agencies that allow the OOS testing process. All other agencies we test for require the tests to be proctored by PST at one of our testing locations
  • Remember that you must select all agencies you wish to test for PRIOR to your written exam. You may not add/drop or change your agencies after you take your written test. Click here to review our add-on and re-test policies.

 

 

Eligible Police/Sheriff/Trooper Agencies You May Test For:
Alaska Oregon Key:
Alaska State Troopers* Tigard Police Department * = Entry and Lateral
Haines Borough Police Department   *** = Entry, BLEA Certified, Lateral
Juneau Police Department    
Sitka Police Department*    
     
Washington    
Aberdeen Police Department Fife Police Department  Redmond Police Department
Arlington Police Department Island County Sheriff's Office Renton Police Department
Auburn Police Department Issaquah Police Department Skagit County Sheriff's Office*
Battle Ground Police Department Jefferson County Sheriff's Office* Skamania County Sheriff's Office*
Bellingham Police Department Kalama Police Department* Spokane County Sheriff's Office
Benton County Sheriff's Office Kirkland Police Department Spokane Police Department
Black Diamond Police Department La Center Police Department Sumner Police Department
Bothell Police Department Lake Forest Park Police Department - LATERAL ONLY Thurston County Sheriff's Office
Bremerton Police Department  Lincoln County Sheriff's Office* Toppenish Police Department
Burlington Police Department  Longview Police Department Tumwater Police Department
CWU Police Department* Lynnwood Police Department Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office
Chehalis Police Department Milton Police Department* Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife*
Chelan County Sheriff's Office
Mount Vernon Police Department* Washington State Patrol
Clark County Sheriff's Office Mountlake Terrace Police Department** Washougal Police Department*
Colfax Police Department Mukilteo Police Department West Richland Police Department*
College Place Police Department* Oak Harbor Police Department* Westport Police Department
Connell Police Department Okanogan County Sheriff's Office Whatcom County Sheriff's Office
Douglas County Sheriff's Office Olympia Police Department  Woodland Police Department
Duvall Police Department* Orting Police Department* Yakima County Sheriff's Office*
East Wenatchee Police Department* Port Angeles Police Department* Yakima Police Department*
Edmonds Police Department* Port of Seattle Police Department - LATERAL ONLY Zillah Police Department
Federal Way Police Department - LATERAL ONLY Prosser Police Department  
Ferndale Police Department* Poulsbo Police Department  
Ferry County Sheriff's Office* Quincy Police Department*  

 

 

Eligible Corrections Agencies You May Test For:
Aberdeen Police Department - Corrections
Benton County Sheriff's Office - Corrections
Chelan Co Regional Justice Center
Ferry County Sheriff's Office - Corrections 
Island County Sheriff's Office - Corrections
Issaquah Police Department - Corrections
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Corrections
Kirkland Police Department - Jail/Corrections
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - Corrections Officer / Dispatcher
Oak Harbor Police Department - Corrections*
Okanogan County Sheriff's Office - Jail/Corrections*
Olympia Police Department - Jail/Corrections
Redmond Police Department - Police Support Officer
South Correctional Entity Regional Jail (SCORE)
Skagit County Sheriff's Office - Jail/Corrections*
Skamania County Sheriff's Office - Corrections*
Thurston County Sheriff's Office - Jail/Corrections*
Toppenish Police Department - Jail/Corrections
Toppenish Police Department - Police Support Officer
Whatcom County Sheriff's Office - Corrections
Yakima Police Department - Jail/Corrections*

 

 

 

 

OUT OF STATE TESTING FOR FIRE / PARAMEDIC / KING COUNTY MEDIC ONE

Follow the 4-Step Process below to set up a written exam in your area. You may only apply/test for agencies listed below through this process. If you wish to apply/test for agencies not included in the list below, you must travel to one of PST's scheduled test dates/locations to complete both the written and physical ability exams (Test & Event Calendar).

 


Please Note:

  • There will be a $30 processing fee for out of state exams in addition to the standard Public Safety Testing (PST) testing fee (example: $44 testing fee + $30 processing fee). This will be collected at the time of registration on our website (which will be emailed to you).
  • The candidate is responsible for paying an additional test proctor fee directly to the NCTA testing center.
  • If required by the agency, you must complete the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) with PST before your test results are made available to the agencies. Please visit the Agency Listing Page to see if the agency you're testing requires a PST CPAT.

 

Step 1. Locate a testing center from the National College Testing Association: http://www.ncta-testing.org/cctc/find.php.

  • Disclaimer: These testing centers are not affiliated with Public Safety Testing, rather, PST contracts with the testing center only to administer exams on PST's behalf.

 

Step 2. Contact the testing center to set up an appointment to have your written exam proctored. Your testing center will need to fill out this form (https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/media/oosconfirmation.pdf) and they will need to e-mail it back to oos@publicsafetytesting.comOnce completed, proceed to Step 3.

Appointments may not be scheduled earlier than 2 weeks from the completion of the Test Date Request Form (even if the testing center has earlier availabilities). Any early appointments must be approved by the Out of State Coordinator in advanced.

  • If the testing center is walk-in based, the candidate must still choose a test date
  • Please provide these exam details to the testing center:
    • Test Name: Public Safety Testing's Firefighter Exam
    • Total test administration time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
    • Exam is available either online or paper-based
    • If you are testing for King County Medic One - Paramedic, you must also take the EMT exam (online or paper-based) which has 100 questions lasting 2 hours
    • Testing materials will be sent once the exam has been confirmed between the OOS coordinator and the Testing Center
    • Example Scripts:
      • Hello, I am looking to schedule a proctored exam for Public Safety Testing's Firefighter Exam. The exam is approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes long and can be administered online. You will be receiving the exam materials once my exam date has been confirmed between you and the coordinator. Is there a timeslot available for _____________? 
      • Hello, I am looking to schedule a proctored exam for Public Safety Testing's Firefighter and EMT Exam. The exam is approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes long and can be administered online. You will be receiving the exam materials once my exam date has been confirmed between you and the coordinator. Is there a timeslot available for _____________? 

 

Step 3. Submit a notarized Applicant Liability Waiver Form to PST and complete the Test Date Request Form.

  • Applicant Liability Waiver Form
    • Submit a notarized waiver form to PST by either fax or email (scan must be legible to be accepted) within 1 week of your Test Date Request Form.
    • We recommend that you search for a Notary Public in your area. You may find a Notary Public at your local bank or credit union.
  • Test Date Request Form
    • Once fully complete, PST will email you instructions on how to register and pay for your written exam on www.publicsafetytesting.com. You will need to pay and register before PST can send any testing materials to your testing center.
    • If you have not received an email, please contact oos@publicsafetytesting.com
    • Unless approved by the Testing Coordinator, request forms that have a scheduled test date earlier than the 2-week notification period will automatically be declined and deleted

 

Step 4. Other Information

  • There are study materials available in our Store. A basic introductory guide will be placed in your account after you register for your event
    • “Section 7. Test Date & Before” in the downloadable Introduction Guide refers to PST written and physical conducted exams. You will need to abide the Testing Center’s test day requirements.
  • Note that you may only test for agencies that allow the OOS testing process. All other agencies we test for require the tests to be proctored by PST at one of our testing locations
  • Remember that you must select all agencies you wish to test for PRIOR to your written exam. You may not add/drop or change your agencies after you take your written test. Click here to review our add-on and re-test policies.

 

 

Eligible Fire Agencies You May Test For:
Aberdeen Fire Department +
Capital City Fire & Rescue - Entry FF & FF/Paramedic
Clark County Fire & Rescue
Eastside Fire & Rescue, Kirkland Fire, Mercer Island Fire (Regional Fire Recruitment Consortium)
Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One +
King County Medic One – Paramedic
Longview Fire Department – Firefighter/Paramedic
Longview Fire Department – Paramedic – LATERAL ONLY
Mukilteo Fire Department +
Olympia Fire Department
Pierce County Fire Protection District #16 (Key Peninsula)+
Port Angeles Fire Department - FF/Paramedic
Renton Fire & Emergency Services
South King Fire & Rescue
Spokane Fire Department
Spokane Valley Fire Department
Tumwater Fire Department
Vancouver Fire Department *+
 
+ = Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic
* = Entry and Lateral

 

 

 

 

OUT OF STATE TESTING FOR 911 DISPATCH

Follow the 4-Step Process below to set up a written exam in your area. You may only apply/test for agencies listed below through this process. If you wish to apply/test for agencies not included in the list below, you must travel to one of PST's scheduled test dates/locations to complete both the written and physical ability exams (Test & Event Calendar).

 


Please Note:

  • There will be a $30 processing fee for out of state exams in addition to the standard Public Safety Testing (PST) testing fee (example: $31 testing fee + $30 processing fee). This will be collected at the time of registration on our website (which will be emailed to you).
  • The candidate is responsible for paying an additional test proctor fee directly to the NCTA testing center.
  • You must complete and pass the typing test with PST before your test results are made available to the agencies. The minimum passing scores on the typing test is 35 WPM and 90% accuracy rate. Some agencies require a higher WPM rate of 40 WPM or 45 WPM with 90% accuracy rate. Please check each agency's profile to view their typing test score requirement.

 

Step 1. Locate a testing center from the National College Testing Association: http://www.ncta-testing.org/cctc/find.php.

  • Disclaimer: These testing centers are not affiliated with Public Safety Testing, rather, PST contracts with the testing center only to administer exams on PST's behalf.

 

Step 2. Contact the testing center to set up an appointment to have your written exam proctored. Your testing center will need to fill out this form (https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/media/oosconfirmation.pdf) and they will need to e-mail it back to oos@publicsafetytesting.comOnce completed, proceed to Step 3.

 Appointments may not be scheduled earlier than 2 weeks from the completion of the Test Date Request Form (even if the testing center has earlier availabilities). Any early appointments must be approved by the Out of State Coordinator in advanced.

  • If the testing center is walk-in based, the candidate must still choose a test date
  • Please provide these exam details to the testing center:
    • Test Name: Public Safety Testing's Dispatcher Exam
    • Total test administration time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
    • Exam is paper-based (portion of the exam is audio based)
    • Testing materials will be sent once the exam has been confirmed between the OOS coordinator and the Testing Center
    • Example Scripts: Hello, I am looking to schedule a proctored exam for Public Safety Testing's Dispatcher Exam. The exam is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes long and is administered in a test booklet. Part of the examination is audio-based, and so I will need access to some kind of audio player and headphones. You will be receiving the exam materials once my exam date has been confirmed between you and the coordinator. Is there a timeslot available for ___________?

 

Step 3. Submit a notarized Applicant Liability Waiver Form to PST and complete the Test Date Request Form.

  • Applicant Liability Waiver Form
    • Submit a notarized waiver form to PST by either fax or email (scan must be legible to be accepted) within 1 week of your Test Date Request Form.
    • We recommend that you search for a Notary Public in your area. You may find a Notary Public at your local bank or credit union.
  • Test Date Request Form
    • Once fully complete, PST will email you instructions on how to register and pay for your written exam on www.publicsafetytesting.com. You will need to pay and register before PST can send any testing materials to your testing center.
    • If you have not received an email, please contact oos@publicsafetytesting.com
    • Unless approved by the Testing Coordinator, request forms that have a scheduled test date earlier than the 2-week notification period will automatically be declined and deleted

 

Step 4. Other Information

  • There are study materials available in our Store. A basic introductory guide will be placed in your account after you register for your event
  • “Section 7. Test Date & Before” in the downloadable Introduction Guide refers to PST written and physical conducted exams. You will need to abide the Testing Center’s test day requirements.
  • Note that you may only test for agencies that allow the OOS testing process. All other agencies we test for require the tests to be proctored by PST at one of our testing locations
  • Remember that you must select all agencies you wish to test for PRIOR to your written exam. You may not add/drop or change your agencies after you take your written test. Click here to review our add-on and re-test policies.

 

 

Eligible Dispatch Agencies You May Test For:
Bothell Police Department
Ferry County Sheriff's Office
Issaquah Police Department
NORCOM 911
Okanogan County Sheriff's Office
Port Angeles - Communication Officer/Dispatcher
Redmond Police Department
RIVERCOM 911
SNOCOM
South Sound 911
Spokane County Sheriff's Office Communications
The Evergreen State College Police Department
Thurston County 911 Communications
University of Washington - Police Dispatcher / Call Receiver
Valley Communications Center - Communications Officer/Dispatcher
Yakima County Sheriff's Office

 

 

 

 


 

OUT OF STATE TESTING FAQs

Coordinator Hours & Contact Information
Monday - Friday; 8:30am – 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time)
oos@publicsafetytesting.com 

 

How do I set up an out of state test?

  • Follow the instructions above with the respective job category.


Is there a testing site near my area?


There are no colleges near me that can proctor the test. Can I have a proctor from a college not associated with the National College Testing Association administer the written test?

  • Unfortunately no, you can only use a college from the National College Testing Association.


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

  • We cannot accommodate out of state testing outside of the United States or Canada 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 OOS@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 out of state. The agency(s) you applied to will contact you directly to schedule the PAT if/when you advance to that stage of the hiring process.


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

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


Which agencies allow out of state candidates to test for them?

  • You can view the agencies that allow out of state testing above and in their respective category.


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 fax or scan it to the PST office.  
  • We cannot release your scores to you or to the agency until we have this waiver form. You will not be able to test unless you fax or scan your liability waiver form to PST. Please fax the waiver to 425-776-0165 or email it to oos@publicsafetytesting.com. The fax/scan must be legible to be accepted.
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.