CPAT Testing Center Opens for Public Safety Job Seekers

PALM BEACH, Fla. - Sept. 6, 2018 - PRLog -- National Testing Network, Inc. (NTN), the leader in outsourced physical abilities and employment testing for public safety departments, announces a new CPAT location in Florida, in partnership with Palm Beach State College Fire Academy, located in Lake Worth, Florida.

This new testing location will offer online scheduling and payment of CPAT and computer-based testing for entry-level firefighters, law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and emergency communications applicants applying for city, county, and state public safety agencies.

NTN's state-of-the-art online testing delivers examinations with video simulations that depict scenarios candidates would actually encounter while working in the position they are applying for. After viewing the scenarios, applicants are asked how they would respond in a particular situation. This video simulation testing has been proven to be more effective than traditional paper-and-pencil testing in helping public safety departments find applicants who are the best fit for the job.

With online testing, candidates see their score results immediately after completing the test, and public safety departments receive instantaneous score results once exams are completed. NTN provides public safety agencies with the most current applicant pool information and essential test score data so departments can quickly make good hiring decisions.

This testing site is the first CPAT and entry-level NTN testing location established on the east coast of Florida. It is the fourth NTN test center in Florida. "With over 115 test centers in 30 states and districts,  we are excited to bring a new CPAT testing center option to firefighter departments and candidates in Florida. This will allow us to provide local candidates increased CPAT test time and date options, which will support departments' need to have a continuous pipeline of tested and qualified candidates," said National Testing Network President, Carl Swander, Ph.D.

When asked about the new partnership, the Associate Dean of Public Safety at Palm Beach State College, Barbara Cipriano, stated, "Through the collective efforts with our partners at National Testing Network, we are proud to offer CPAT and FireTEAM testing, furthering our commitment to firefighter health and safety and to serve as a resource for aspiring public servants."

NTN is the sister company of Ergometrics & Applied Personnel Research, Inc., a human resource management firm with 37 years of expertise in testing public service professions.


About National Testing Network

National Testing Network, Inc. (NTN), is a recruitment and test administration company, providing continuous professional testing services for public safety departments, including law enforcement, fire, corrections departments, and emergency communications departments.  Future expansion efforts are underway to increase NTN's test center footprint to over 2,000 centers across the U.S. and Canada in 2019. For more information, please visit our website at

About the Palm Beach State College Fire Academy

Palm Beach State College's Fire Academy offers the most complete array of fire rescue apparatus, equipment and training facilities in the area. With its unique combination of equipment and experienced instructors, the Fire Academy can handle all types of training for fire rescue.The Fire Academy is part of the College's Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus. The 143,000-square-foot center is the largest facility of its kind in Palm Beach County. For more information, please visit

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