When are pre-hire psychological tests provided?
Typically pre-hire psychological testing is scheduled for Tuesdays & Thursdays, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Occasionally, an additional day is added due to increased demand or when special circumstances require it.
Where are the pre-hire psychological tests held?
Testing is held at TCTI’s Headquarters:
1881 Business Center Drive, Suite 12 – Testing/Training Room
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 884-0133 ext. 225.
Upon arriving at TCTI offices, go to the back corner-left parking lot and walk upstairs. The Testing/Training Room will be directly to your left. Be seated in the room and wait for the 9:00 a.m. start time.
What do I need to bring for my written pre-hire psychological testing appointment?
It’s advisable to bring a snack and/or a lunch. Water and coffee will be provided. You are not permitted to leave the premises during the written testing process. Testing materials, pens and pencils will be provided. You can dress casual/comfortable for the written testing process.
How much time should I allow for the written testing?
The length of time varies between applicants. For the written portion of the testing, the average length of time is between 4-6 hours.
Do I have my oral interview on the same day as my written testing?
Typically the oral interview is scheduled no later than 5 working days after the date of the written testing process. Some departments require same-day oral interviews and those departments are responsible to notify their applicants of this arrangement.
How long should I plan for the oral interview and what do I have to bring?
The appointment ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Please come dressed in business attire for the appointment.
How soon will I be notified of my test results?
You will not be notified by TCTI. Upon completion of the oral interview, the Clinical Psychologist will produce a written report, outlining test scores/results, general information as well as a suitability recommendation of either “Psychologically Suitable – Score 3.0” or “Psychologically Unsuitable – Score 2.0”. The written report is mailed to the respective department/agency no later than 5 working days after the oral interview. The interested department/agency has the option to request a verbal, over-the-phone score in order to expedite the process. All test result inquiries are to be directed to the department/agency.
How long are my test scores valid with POST?
Written and oral pre-hire psychological testing scores are valid for 1-year from the date of your written testing.
I would like to apply to different departments other than the department paying for my original psychological tests. Do I need to take the test battery over again?
If the testing scores are still valid (less than 1-year from the date of your written testing) then the original department will be contacted to get their approval to release your testing results. You will need to sign an Authorization of Applicant form authorizing the release of your information and testing results.
If I failed my first pre-hire psychological testing process and have begun the appeals process. Can I use TCTI to perform my pre-hire psychological testing appeal and how much would it cost?
If your original testing was with TCTI, then the appeal testing process would need to be administered by a different Clinical Psychologist affiliated with a different agency.
If the original testing occurred with a different agency, then TCTI would be permitted to perform the appeal testing process. You would be required to pay $375 by cash or money order the day of the appeal written/oral process.
I am a Pre-Service applicant paying my way through the Sheriff’s Academy. How can I get scheduled for pre-hire psychological testing?
Call Julie Koot at (909) 884-0133 ext. 225 and schedule the appointment 1-2 months before the Academy begins. You will be responsible to pay the $150 charge prior to taking the written test. This charge covers both the written testing and oral interview process. The Clinical Psychologist who performs the oral interview will produce a result sheet and send it to the Academy.
How can I apply for a Citizen’s Concealed Weapons (C.C.W.) permit and how much does it cost?
Call Julie Koot at (909) 884-0133 ext. 225 and schedule an appointment. The appointment will last between 2-3 hours, which includes an oral interview following the written testing. The cost for the testing is $150 to be paid in cash or by money order the day of the appointment.