Score Transfers: Can I transfer my prior PES exam score?
We are no longer accepting score transfers. This means that in order to be considered an eligible candidate, you must register and sit for the in-person exam.
Do I need to pay the registration fee I am taking multiple exams?
Yes. You are responsible for the registration fee for each department you are applying to. We recognize it can get expensive if you apply to multiple agencies. That is why we highly encourage you to learn as much as possible about the department's for which you're considering employment. So you can make the best, most informed decision on where to apply based on your desired criteria.
Can I find out how I ranked on the exam?
This is something we no longer provide to our candidates. Why? Well, we found it was very misleading as we have worked with agencies that used special qualifiers, for example CPR Certified, Bilingual, Veterans status, Residency. While your raw written exam score will never be affected, there may be additional points awarded for the qualifiers. When the points are awarded, it affects the ranking. Should an agency opt to use a "special qualifier" model, it will be outlined on the registration site.
Do you offer a study guide for your exam?
At this time, we do not offer a study guide for our exam. The reason being is that unlike other law enforcement entrance exams, our exam is different. It consists primarily of situational based scenario's and/or questions that test primarily on non-cognitive/integrity dimensions. For example, it asks questions to better determine who you are and how you would respond in certain situations. These are not questions you can study for. What we tell our candidates is simple:
Get a good nights sleep the night before the exam,
Eat a nutritious breakfast before the exam,
Be Prepared! Have all your required documents/materials ready for exam day,
Know what to bring and what not to bring,
And, Be On Time! Check-in starts at 8:15am. Doors close at 9:00am and there is absolutely NO admittance after 9:00am.
* If there are Covid safety protocols put in place for your exam, we will notify you in advance. Details will be provided in the email confirm sent to you the week prior to the exam. We will also post them on our homepage. Since email is not always reliable, make sure you're in the know by staying tuned to our website.
What is the passing grade for the exam?
Each town/city determines the pass/fail threshold for their exam. The determination of this threshold is typically provided in the exam announcement, or upon the release of scores. You will be notified of the pass/fail score when your results are available.
Do you offer a make-up exam?
No. We do not offer make-up exam dates. You must sit for the actual exam if you want to be considered by that department.
Military accommodations: We do our best to accommodate those serving our country. If you are interested in enrolling in an exam, but will be out of the country, we will do our best to work with you to find an alternate solution. Please contact our office directly to discuss your situation, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.