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Virtual PAT

Take your WA State PAT at home!
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***This test is non-refundable.***

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

  1. You must have either a mobile smartphone, tablet, or computer (only one is required).
    • Your device will be used to record your performance so that PST can proctor and score your Physical Ability Test (PAT) Your device must meet the following requirements:
      • Laptop running macOS 10.15.4+
      • Laptop running WindowsOS 10+
      • iPhone 7 or later running iOS13+
      • Android device running Android OS 5+
  2. A reliable internet connection. You device must be connected to the internet at all times. Your device should have a 4G+ or WiFi connection with at least 3 Mbps or better (broadband recommended). If you lose internet connection, your event may not upload and will not be scored. Check your speed before testing at www.speedtest.net. Data rates may apply.

TESTING CONSIDERATIONS

  1. The V-PAT option is ONLY for those candidates testing for Washington State Law Enforcement and/or Corrections. Physical ability testing for other states’ requirements are not supported.
  2. Ensure you have all equipment and props required BEFORE starting your test. The test should take you 30-45 minutes to complete.
  3. Once you begin your test, you must complete each event in order, within time limits, and without taking extra time between events. You will receive:
    • 90-seconds for Push-up event
    • 90-seconds for Sit-up event
    • 3-minutes for Squat Thrusts event
    • Up to 10 minutes between each event for recovery and set-up of your next event
  4. You will be recording your performance and uploading to the PST website for proctoring and scoring. Events will be scored within 1-2 business days after submission.
  5. Choose a testing location that is quiet, private, and free from distractions. PST will require video recording of each event, and will need to be able to hear the audio above any background noise.
  6. You will be required to upload and/or sign multiple documents in your PST account prior to testing. Documents must be received BEFORE you complete your PAT, otherwise your event will be considered invalid and will not be scored.
    • A copy of your government-issued photo ID. Your ID must show your full name, photo, and signature. Examples of acceptable ID include your driver’s license, passport, or state-issued ID.
    • A signed Applicant Liability and Waiver Form, Test Security Agreement & Non-Disclosure Agreement.
  7. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND FULLY REVIEW THE PREPARATION VIDEOS TO ENSURE YOU ARE READY FOR YOUR TEST.