The police officer exam (POST) is always administered by an outside agency. The great majority of departments across the country contract out the written exam to a testing and assessment agency to avoid lawsuits. In the past, departments were being accused of only passing those applicants who had known relatives on the department. Today, that’s not the case since all exams are graded by an independent agency.
The good thing about this is you can easily get a study guide from that company who will be administering the test. Unfortunately, not too many recruits even know you can get an actual study guide from the company who created the test questions. The most popular company of choice is Standard and Associates who administered their exam.
Who is Standard and Associates?
Standard and Associates is the company behind the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) given to police applicants across the country. The NPOST test, which is graded and administered by Standard and Associates, offers public safety agencies a legally defensible and nationally validated examination designed to identify candidates who possess the skills necessary to function successfully as an entry level police officer.
How can I get a Standard and Associates exam study guide?
Here are the eight major test categories you should expect to see on a Standard & Associates issued police assessment test:
- Reading Comprehension
- Report Writing
- Memory Recognition
- Directional Orientation