California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requires formal proctor training for the PC832 Arrest and Firearms Course Examinations, the POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery, and the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery. The proctor training is designed to ensure that the individuals administering the examinations are trained in the proper security and administration procedures for the respective examinations.
PC832 Proctor Training
Individuals who proctor the PC832 Arrest Written, Arrest Skills, and Firearms Skills examinations are required to be a POST PC832 proctor. Skills instructors must be POST-certified instructors in their respective areas prior to receiving PC832 proctor training. PC832 proctor training is now available through the POST Learning Portal. The Course Presenter must submit a request for access to the Learning Portal via email to Jennifer Imlay-Hardesty.
Individuals trained prior to October 2010 are no longer certified and are required to take the online training to continue proctoring the PC832 tests.
Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery Proctor Training
Individuals who are lead proctors for the POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery are required to attend a POST-approved proctor training session. Training sessions generally range from 3 to 3 ½ hours and consist of an introduction to the Examinee Guide, User’s Manual, Test Battery, and required security protocols. The session will also include a review of required facilities, equipment, and staffing patterns; test administration preparation and procedures; discussion of potential problems and solutions, as well as procedures to follow after the test is administered including required methods for returning the test material. Training is provided by Cooperative Personnel Services through an agreement with POST. To schedule a proctor training session, agencies will need to contact Cooperative Personnel Services directly at (916) 471-3516.
Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery Proctor Training
Individuals who will be proctoring and/or ordering the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) are required to complete two online proctor training courses: the Jumpstart Course and the PELLETB Course. The Jumpstart Course covers general test security information pertinent to all of POST’s secure tests. The PELLETB Course covers procedures specific to ordering, storage, administration, mailing, and scoring of the PELLETB. POST will only fill test orders and provide scoring services for those agencies that are in compliance with this requirement. Information about the online proctor training courses can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.