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The Right Test to Meet Your Needs

You can hire and promote with confidence knowing you’re using the most reliable, comprehensive, and affordable assessment products in the industry. We offer tests and supporting products for the following:

POLICE

FIRE

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER (ECC)

CORRECTIONS

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

 
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Get a More Complete Picture

Our assessments provide you with a more complete picture of candidates’ potential. You will receive much more valuable information and insight than interviews alone could provide. Some of the benefits include:

  • A faster and more efficient means of identifying the most qualified candidates.
  • An unbiased and proven evaluation method.
  • A test that is tailored to the job.
  • A test that evaluates candidates on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics required to be successful on the job.
  • An invaluable tool that simplifies your recruitment, hiring and promotional process.

Test Security is a Must — for Everyone's Benefit

Test Security Agreements (TSAs) are just one of the security precautions we take to ensure that our tests don’t get into the wrong hands. We require that you have a signed TSA on file with us before ordering any of our testing products or publications. We do this for your benefit, your agency or organization’s benefit, and the benefit of those who will be taking the test.

The TSA is a legal document that protects the mutual interests of all public agencies and officials who use test materials obtained from IPMA-HR. It also protects the interests of persons taking the tests by helping to ensure that no one gains special advantage by having improper access to the test materials and publications. Download a copy of the TSA to get started.

Product-Specific Information

If you would like to know more about a specific test or assessment product, we have the following documents available — free of charge — at the request of a TSA-signer from your department or organization.

  • Technical Report. Our technical reports provide detailed information about the job analysis, development and validation process for a specific test or series of tests. Here you will find much more technical and test-specific information.
  • Inspection Copy. Inspection copies of our tests are available upon request. Review of an inspection copy allows you the opportunity to ensure that the test items are applicable to your department.
  • Test Response Data Report. This 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 gender, as well as an agency listing.

Please contact us by email at assessment@ipma-hr.org or phone 1-800-381-TEST (8378).

Test Preparation

In order to ensure your candidates are prepared to do their best, we provide Study Guides and Reading Lists for the following:

  • Study guides are available for all entry-level police and fire tests.
  • Reading lists are required for all customized and promotional tests for police, fire, corrections and ECC.

Candidate Challenges

At IPMA-HR, we know the prospect of having your test results challenged can be daunting, but we’re here to guide you, step by step, through the process. Start by downloading a copy of the free e-publication, “Considerations in Handling Test Challenges,” which provides you with the specific steps that must be taken
to handle promotional test challenges.

PLEASE NOTE: IPMA-HR does not permit candidate review of its entry-level tests. In the event that a candidate challenges an entry-level test, please contact the Assessment Services Department at 1-800-381-TEST (8378) or assessment@ipma-hr.org.

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