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Supporting Materials

Assessment Products Catalog

 
Download a FREE copy of IPMA-HR's Test Catalog or view the PDF online. You can also request a hard copy by calling: 1-800-381-TEST (8378).
 

Study Guides

 
  • The Entry-Level Police Officer Candidate Study Guide (3rd Edition) is designed to help candidates prepare to take any IPMA-HR entry-level, multiple-choice police officer test. The study guide helps candidates understand what each test assesses, and the content and types of questions found on each test. It also
    provides test-taking tips, a 100-item practice test, and explains the answers to 25 of the practice items.

    • Candidates may order the study guide online from Public Safety Compass for $20 + shipping and handling.
    • Agencies may order the study guide for their candidates directly from our website for $15/each. Study guides must be shipped directly to your agency’s TSA signer.
 
  • The Entry-Level Firefighter Candidate Study Guide (2nd Edition) is designed to help candidates prepare to take any of IPMA-HR’s entry-level, multiple-choice firefighter tests. The study guide helps them understand what each test assesses, and the content and types of questions found on each test. It also provides test-taking tips, a 100-item practice test, and explains the answers to 25 of the practice items.

    • Candidates may order the study guide online from Public Safety Compass for $20 + shipping and handling.
    • Agencies may order the study guide directly from our website for $15/each. Study guides must be shipped directly to your agency’s TSA signer.

Reading Lists

Reading lists are required for all customized and promotional tests for police, fire, corrections and ECC. Candidates must receive the reading list at least 60 days prior to the exam in order to have adequate time to acquire and study each book on the list.

Request a copy of the current reading list for your test here.

 

Technical Reports

A technical report provides detailed information on the job analysis, test development, and validation processes for a given series of tests. This is an essential document to review as you determine whether an IPMA-HR test is appropriate for your hiring or promotional needs.

More information about how to use a technical report can be found in the FAQs ("How do I choose a test?") or by watching our help video on the steps to take in selecting a test.

Request a technical report.

Test Response Data Report

A test response data report provides you with five years of test data gathered on candidates from jurisdictions that have previously administered the test. The data includes frequency distribution, adverse impact by race and by gender, as well as an agency listing.

You will likely want to review the test response data report for a given test as you determine how you will use the test in your selection process, which you can read more about in our free publication Considerations in Implementing Selection Procedures.

Request a test response data report.