Which FPSI Tests Should My Fire Agency Use?

Which FPSI Tests Should My Fire Agency Use?

Listed below are the current entry-level firefighter testing products FSPI offers for recruitment purposes. This document is intended to assist you with identifying the most appropriate tests to use based upon the knowledges, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics (KSAPCs) you are most interested in measuring, as well as the minimum qualifications of your candidates.

FPSI Firefighter Testing Products

ProductsKSAPCs Measured
Comprehensive Examination Battery (CEB) Reading, math, interpersonal skills, teamwork, commitment, honesty, integrity, and emotional stability
Certified Firefighter Test (CFT)Job knowledge (IFSTA Essentials 5th Edition and Brady Emergency Care 10th Edition)
National Fire Select Test (NFST)Reading ability, mathematical reasoning, interpersonal skills, teamwork, commitment, honest, integrity, emotional stability, thoroughness, attention to detail, commitment and devotion, following order or instructions, EMS duties, performing station duties with others or independently, and overall job performance
Physical Ability Test (PAT)Physical abilities
Practical Skills Test (PST)Repair and/or maintenance of equipment/tools, use and operation of equipment/tools, and problem solving, analysis, and decision-making related to fire technology and science
Structured Interview Package (SIP)Oral communication, interpersonal skills, and decision-making skills
Test Preparation Manual (TPM) Ability to read, retain, recall, and comprehend written material
Work Styles Inventory (WSI)Teamwork, thoroughness, attention to detail, commitment and devotion, following order or instructions, EMS duties, performing station duties with others or independently, and overall job performance

Firefighter Products - Use

Primary Recommended Use
ProductNon-Certified
Applicants
Certified*
Applicants
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* Certified Applicants are those candidates that possess Firefighter I certification prior to testing.

FPSI addresses the federal Uniform Guidelines On Employee Selection Procedures.

If you are a representative of an agency interested in upgrading your agency’s recruitment process, promotional exams, or physical ability testing, please visit our FPSI contact page.

 

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