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PAF (General Mental Ability Test) and the ESQ-2 (Personality Assessment) Study course.
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- Full access to all material including:
- Detailed explanation of the General Mental Ability Assessment (PAF), and secret tips and suggestions.
- Detailed explanation of the Personality Assessment (ESQ2), and direction regarding how to approach the test based on what Police Services are looking for, and what to avoid saying.
- 3 full practice General Mental Ability tests, and 1 full ESQ2 practice test.
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The Ontario Chiefs of Police (OACP) in association with the Ontario Police Services saw a need to redevelop the way applicants are tested prior to applying. The focus was based on ease of test facilitation for applicants. Prior to the changes ATS was holding physical testing locations, which was not always convenient for many applicants. The OACP also noted that services are trying to increase diverse applicants and female applicants to apply for careers in policing.
Due to the limited test locations, cost associated with testing and testing requirements the OACP introduced a streamlined testing process. The new OACP Certificate process does not require applicants to travel to obtain their OACP Certificate in order to apply to policing. These changes made to the testing have been credited with removing systematic barriers, an increase in applicants and a renewed interest in policing.
Two online tests that can be completed at home, two weeks of physical activity logs, and obtaining 3rd party hearing and vision testing is all that is required in-order to complete the initial testing.
When you are ready to complete the testing follow the link.
The vision standards have not changed. When no corrective lenses are needed, you must be able to see 20/20. When corrective lenses are needed, you must be able to see 20/40 without the lenses.
Assessment Administration: This assessment procedure takes about 10-20 minutes to complete and is done by a 3rd party that you choose. If you wear any corrective lenses (glasses, contacts) you must bring them with you to the test centre.
Validity Period: Successful applicants will have their vision re-assessed every three (2) years
The hearing standards have not changed. For each ear, pure-tone thresholds measured under audiometric earphones shall not exceed 25 dB HL at 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 & 4000 Hz.
You will undergo the Hearing In Noise Test (HINT) under headphones. This is a test of your ability to understand speech in Quiet and in Noise. To be successful with this test, you must meet the screening critera in Quiet of 35 dB SRT or less and the screening critera in Noise Composite of -4.4 dB SNR or more negative.
Assessment Administration: This assessment procedure takes up to 45 minutes to complete at a testing center you have chosen.
Validity Period: Successful applicants will have their hearing re-assessed every three (2) years.
Each Police Service is free to use their own interviews or the ECI as created by the Ontario Chiefs of Police Association and the Constable Selection System.
In most cases, you will be asked to complete a Developmental/Local Focus Interview, and/or and Essential Competencies Interview.
For the Developmental/Local Focus Interview, you will be asked questions based on – Information Seeking, Concern for Safety, Assertiveness, Initiative, Cooperation, Negotiation/Facilitation, Work Organization, Community-Service Orientation, Commitment to Learning, Organizational Awareness, and Developing Others.
For the Essential Competencies Interview, you will be asked questions based on – Analytical Thinking, Self-Confidence, Communication, Flexibility/Valuing Diversity, Self-Control, Relationship Building, Achievement Orientation, and Medical/Physical Skills and Abilities.
Applicants who are unsuccessful in the ECI, will be permitted a second such interview only after a waiting period of 3 months from the date of the first interview, and after a 6-month period each attempt thereafter.
A psychological assessment is required to ensure that every potential job applicant is without significant psychological difficulties that might impair his/her ability as a Police Officer.
The applicant is required to complete a questionnaire (MMPI-2 RF), which inquires into how the candidate thinks, feels and acts. The subject matter focuses on many personal issues. They will also be asked to complete a personality test (16-PF). In most cases the applicant will then follow up with a personal interview with a psychologist.
An important thing to remember is to answer with your gut instincts. Do not read into a question or hold yourself out as being more favorable than you are, as it will invalidate your test.
Unsuccessful applicants must wait one year to repeat the psychological assessment.
All Police Officers hired in Ontario must attend the Ontario Police College after being hired. The OPC new Constable program runs 3 times a year. All Police Services will hire new officers for these 3 starting dates. January, May and September.
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What are the OACP Certificate tests – PAF and the ESQ-2?
Preparation for the PAF (General Mental Ability) test should include a strong understanding of various skills.
A critical skill for Police officers is Quantitative Reasoning: The ability to apply basic arithmetic operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions to solve problems. The problems encountered will require you to recall and find solutions very quickly.
The PAF (General Mental Ability Test) requires you to have a solid understanding of Verbal Communication. The testing will measure your ability to understand others words and ideas.
It will be measured using items and themes relating to your accumulated knowledge of a variety of topics. It also measures you ability to recognize conceptual similarities among objects.
The ESQ-2 (Personality Assessment) will predict positive and counterproductive work behaviors based on self reported work behaviors. As an example people who are less responsible and less self-controlled will tend to engage in more counterproductive work behavior.
People who are accommodating, calm, extroverted, hard working, dependable and good-natured tend to offer excellent customer service.
How is the PAF & ESQ-2 Scored?
PAF Test: The PAF contains 57 questions. 36 are verbal based and 21 are quantitative. You will have 14 minutes to correctly complete as many as possible. Please know, you will not be able complete all 57 questions. Your score is based on percentile based. Meaning its a relevant comparison to all other applicants in a given time frame, who received a lower score than you did.
“Raw scores” assigned to both the Verbal and Quantitative scores and then calculated together for an Overall score (percentile score). Percentile scores are not the same as percentages. As an example, If Sandra received a percentile score of 63, this would mean that 63% of other applicants in the comparison group had received a lower score than she did.
A high overall score indicates you have the ability to learn new concepts, can solve problems independently and can adjust to a challenging career in policing. A low score indicates the opposite, and the applicants will struggle in policing. A high score in the PAF is anything above the 60th percentile.
ESQ-2 Test: The Personality test bases its recommendation for hire based on risk of counterproductive behaviour. Things that are evaluated are: Job satisfaction, lateness, customer service, safety infractions, theft, promotability, lateness and unauthorized absences.
Scores in the ESQ-2 are represented as percentiles, the same as with the PAF test. High scores on positive work behavior and low scores on risk of on-job problematic behaviour should be your goal.
When you receive your OACP Certificate of completion you will not be told what your score is. The Police service you are applying to will request your scores directly from the OACP Certificate provider. The test scores will help determine if you are hired as a police officer. It matters. Score well, a lot can result from hard work and effort.