Entry Level Testing
Untrained Candidates
Trained Candidates
These are "man off the street",
newspaper ad, general population
applicants who are not expected to
have any prior knowledge in the field.  
They cannot be examined on technical
areas, therefore.  

For these candidates,  it is appropriate
to use:

1) Written General Aptitude Test

2) Physical Agility Test

3) Psychological Tes
These are already-trained, new police
or fire academy graduates, auxiliaries,
volunteer firefighters, transfers-in from
other agencies, anyone who is expected
to already have knowledge and/or
certification in the field.

For these candidates, it is appropriate to

1) Written Knowledge Test

2) Physical Agility Test

3) Psychological Test
It is possible to "mix and match" between trained and untrained elements of a test.  
For example, a test may be mostly General Aptitude, but include 25% of fire
knowledge specifically to favor those with some fire background.  This is valid and
permissible as long as it is made clear in the job announcement.

Also, a test for trained personnel may or may not include EMS questions in some
percentage.  Sometimes an agency will advertise for "Paramedics; training will be
provided in Police Operations", etc.

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Incorporated in 1994, Fire Service Testing Company, Inc., serves jurisdictions across the US and
Canada, including Cities, Districts, State/Provincial Certification Agencies, Police and Fire Academies,
Government Agencies, Corrections Facilities and candidates in preparation. Please click on links above
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