Police Officer Testing
for Police Departments
FPSI's new validated police officer tests ensure that your candidates possess the critical reading, writing, verbal communication, decision-making and interpersonal skills required for the job.
for Fire Departments
FPSI's well-validated and proven selection devices predict job performance prior to hiring the wrong candidate!
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Personnel Testing in the Public Safety Industry: A Practitioner's Guide for Developing Balanced and Defensible Assessments by Dan A. Biddle, Ph.D. and Stacy L. Bell-Pilchard, M.S.
Fire & Police Training Tools and Links
We have assembled some links and articles to download for your information. The articles are Word files, so you can either open them from our site, or save them to your hard drive for later use.
Online Job Analysis and Test Validation (Online Video)
Developing, Validating and Analyzing Written Tests (Online Video)
Using Work-Sample Physical Ability Tests to Maintain Fitness Standards of Incumbent Firefighters (PDF)
Using Work-Sample Physical Ability Tests to Maintain Fitness Standards of Incumbent Firefighters (Online Video)
Using Work-Sample Physical Ability Tests to Maintain Fitness Standards of Incumbent Firefighters (Webinar Slides, Power Point File)
Is your Department's Entry-Level Firefighter Testing Program Properly Calibrated to Screen in the Most Well-rounded and Qualified Recruits? A National Fire Chief Survey Reveals the Key Ingredients that Should be Included in your Department's Fire Test (PowerPoint File)
HR Recruitment Test
Hiring the Most Qualified Firefighters While Avoiding and Defending Lawsuits
Seven Steps for Developing a Valid Paper-and-Pencil Written Promotional Examination Using Content Validation
Conducting Interviews That Work
Download and save the .zip file to your computer (15.7 MB, zip file)
Establishing Pass/Fail, Ranking, and Banding Procedures for Protective Service Physical Ability Tests (Article available thanks to IPMA)
Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures
This version of the Uniform Guidelines is hyperlinked internally, making research and analysis easy.
The Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures are guidelines that incorporate a single set of principles which are designed to assist employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, and licensing and certification boards to comply with requirements of federal law prohibiting employment practices which discriminate on grounds of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.
They are designed to provide a framework for determining the proper use of tests and other selection procedures
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