You need a promotional test for an upper-ranking position in your department. After looking through our stock promotional tests, you find one that would work … if only this was different or that was added.
Or maybe you’re testing for a rank we don’t have a stock test for at all. When you run into a "square peg/round hole" testing situation, our Customized Test Service can help, enabling you to create tests for upper-level positions that meet your department's individual needs. Our service enables you to create specialized promotional tests that assess the competencies essential for success in upper-level positions (i.e., the rank of captain or above) within your law enforcement agency or fire department, such as:
Creating your own customized test is easy! Simply combine test items from any of the following three sources:
Preview your test! With both semi-stock and fully customized tests, nothing is final until you’ve had a chance to review a preliminary copy of your test.
Please email the Assessment Services Department to request a free customization packet -- be sure to specify whether you're interested in a police or fire customized test. Note: A Test Security Agreement must be on file prior to receiving the packet.
Our Item Writing Service offers you the opportunity to include unique, professionally-written test items for use in your semistock and fully customized promotional tests — or as an addition to your in-house tests. You may include original test items based on your choice of outside source materials, for example: departmental policies and procedures, training manuals, and other relevant texts.
Please note that IPMA-HR's membership discount cannot be used toward this service.
Please be aware that you will work with an IPMA-HR customer service representative to create a required reading list for this test. Candidates must receive this reading list 60 days or more prior to the exam. Be sure to allow enough time for candidates to locate a copy of each book (which could take up to two weeks if candidates order copies online) and study all the books (suggested minimum of 60 days).
(More than 3 weeks from testing date)
$10.00 per question with a 75-question minimum + $395 labor fee.
If you choose to use IPMA-HR’s item writing service to include questions from an outside source material of your choice, these questions will cost: $58.00 per question with a $395 labor fee.
(3 weeks or less from testing date)
$10.00 per question with a 75-question minimum + $395 labor fee + $500 rush shipment fee.