In Honor Of
Tara O'Sullivan

POST Peace Officer Psychological Screening Manual Exam $75


By California Commission on POST

The POST Peace Officer Psychological Screening Manual provides guidance on all phases and aspects of the psychological evaluation process from the selection and training of screening psychologists, to procedures for reaching a suitability determination and beyond. You will need to read and be familiar with the Manual prior to taking the exam.

Format: Book-Based Exam
Exam Items: 50
Cost: $75

Disclaimer: This material was developed for a broad range of California law enforcement jurisdictions. More.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the statutory and regulatory requirements that dictate the procedures and criteria used in the pre-employment screening of peace officers
  • Discuss the competencies and responsibilities of peace officer screening psychologists
  • Use the POST Psychological Screening Dimensions as criteria for evaluating the psychological suitability of candidates
  • Follow the procedure for conducting pre-employment psychological evaluations that is consistent with federal and state requirements and professional guidelines
  • Evaluate written personality and psychological assessments for validity, reliability and other important psychometric properties, as well as overall usefulness for provided job-relevant information
  • Discuss the acquisition and use of personal history in the psychological evaluation
  • Discuss the acquisition and use of candidate information during the clinical interview
  • Discuss an effective way to integrate test data, personal history information, treatment records and interview data to arrive at a decision of peace officer candidate psychological suitability

How to purchase: This exam is available online and can only be requested through this site. Before ordering, verify that you are on the POST Psychological Evaluators List. If not, you will need to create a profile, before you will be given access to the exam.

Order requests will be processed within 10 business days of receipt of payment. You will be sent an email with instructions on how to access the exam.

Questions: Contact Melani Singley at (916) 227-4258 or

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