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National Testing Network directly contracts with public safety departments across the country to test candidates for jobs. Once a candidate completes this simple process, information and test scores will be sent directly to each department. National Testing Network contracts with public safety departments across the country to provide professional test administration services.

NTN provides access to lists of prescreened candidates ready for further processing and employment consideration. NTN services are guaranteed to save public safety departments time and money! NTN is operated by professional testing experts who have worked with thousands of public safety departments. This experience and expertise has helped to shape an efficient and cost effective recruitment and testing process for departments and candidates.

NTN's flexibility can accommodate any testing model or civil service requirement and provide candidates with easy access to testing. For more information on becoming a National Testing Network testing center, or about centers in your area please contact us.
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read more › National Testing Network (NTN) is leading the effort to provide continuous testing opportunities for public sector jobs across the country. The Network goal is to connect departments with candidates to create a testing process that is more effective and efficient for both the department and the candidate. Professional testing facilities created solely to administer public safety employment tests provide ultimate flexibility for candidates to participate. They also allow all departments to effortlessly reach a wide applicant population and use the most advanced methods for selection.

read more › National Testing Network provides convenient, professional administration of the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) for firefighter candidates. Results are available for instant verification by any Network department. National Testing Network provides convenient, professional administration of its proprietary firefighter physical ability test, the Firefighter Mile, which serves as an alternative to the CPAT. Results are available for verification by any Network department or via a candidate printed letter.

read more › How much does the testing process cost? There is a base fee for testing and an additional cost for each additional department added. Test scores are sent to all departments added. The prices vary based on the test (fire, police, emergency communication, etc). All costs are outlined in NTN's Cost Table. Can we help cover the cost of Candidates? Yes, departments can cover the expense of testing with the NTN voucher program. Please contact us for more information on how to set this up and the different options available.

read more › What if a department I want to apply to becomes a National Testing Network Department after I test?. Do I need to schedule my Law Enforcement Physical Abilities Test (PAT) on the same day as my Standard Test?. How much does the testing process cost? There is base fee for testing and an additional cost for each department where you indicate you want to apply. The prices vary based on the type of job you are seeking (fire, police, emergency communication, etc). All costs are outlined in NTN's Cost Table.

read more › What if I purchase a CPAT exam at a site and then want to change my exam to a differently priced site?. Which fire departments can access my results? Departments with a valid CPAT license are listed here. It is your responsibility to verify with the department you are applying to that they accept CPAT scores from National Testing Network. Some departments will need your CPAT ID to verify your pass/fail result. You will be provided this CPAT ID during your registration process. It is your responsibility to provide this to departments to verify your CPAT results.

read more › Which fire departments can access my results? Any fire department in the United States can have access to FFM scores. Not all fire departments require or allow FFM results in lieu of a CPAT. Please check the department job listings to see if FFM is required or allowed for your selected departments. How is the FFM graded? The FFM is made up of a series of 10 events. Each event has a separate time limit, and one point may be awarded for a fast enough time. A total of 8 out of 10 possible points is needed to pass the FFM.

read more › Peer Fitness Trainers will be available to assist candidates with exercise programs, technique, and allow candidates to train utilizing the course. Actual test runs will not be allowed. Participation in mentoring greatly increases your ability to pass the test. In particular, statistics show that women who participate in mentoring will experience a 50% increase in passing scores. Wear tennis shoes and long pants.

read more › If you choose not to participate in the mandatory/required two orientations and/or two practice tests you will be required to sign a waiver that these options were made available to you. This CPAT administration only applies to Seattle Fire Department Candidates with vouchers. Only CPATs purchased with a current Seattle voucher are valid.

read more › Where can I learn more about the CPAT? There many resources on this website about the Candidate Physical Abilities Test. If you are department interested in obtaining a license you can apply at the IAFF website. Obtaining a license will require a transportability study which NTN can help you with. Does a department need to have a CPAT License to Participate in NTN? Yes, NTN requires that participating departments have a license to use CPAT. The CPAT was a joint development process between the IAFF and IAFC and they require a license to use the program.

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