The Florida Police Chiefs Association now provides the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST), the National First and Second-Line Supervisor Tests, the National Detective/Investigator Test (NDIT), and the National Dispatcher Selection Test (NDST). In addition we offer the National Firefighter Selection Test (NFST), an exam similar to the POST, but for entry-level firefighters.  The Florida Police Chiefs Association offers two forms of testing. One is scored by the individual department or municipality and the other is scored by Stanard & Associates and results are provided within 10 working days. In order to preserve the integrity of the test, order forms must be accompanied by a Security Agreement completed by the agency administrator.

This year, Stanard & Associates and the FPCA expanded services to add the online employment application service (  Click on each link below to read more about each product and to place an order.

**Orders should be emailed to for processing.

Police Officer Selection Test (POST)

National First and Second-Line Supervisor Tests (NFLST/NSLST)

National Dispatcher Selection Test (NDST)

National Detective/Investigator Test (NDIT)

Online Employment Application Service (

Background Information

Stanard & Associates, Inc., a Chicago-based firm of psychologists, began working in the area of police testing in 1976. Over the years, their work with police agencies consistently indicated a need for an instrument to assess skills such as reading comprehension, writing ability and arithmetic and grammar proficiency before candidates progressed further in the selection process. So S&A initiated an extensive review of existing entry-level police tests targeted for a national market. This review confirmed the need for a relatively short and easy exam to determine whether an entry-level public safety applicant possessed the requisite reading, writing/grammar and arithmetic skills.

To meet this need, Stanard & Associates developed the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST), a content-valid, job-related, fair and objective pre-employment test designed to identify those candidates who have the essential basic skills necessary to perform successfully as a police officer.

Including the State of Florida, police chief associations in 25 states have adopted the National Police Officer Selection Test: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The states of Iowa, Montana, Utah and Wyoming are mandated by their State Training Boards to use the Stanard POST test. More than 1,500 agencies around the nation use the nationally validated examination including the following Florida Law Enforcement Agencies: Atlantic Beach PD, Atlantis PD, Bunnell PD, Casselberry PD, Cocoa PD, Coral Springs PD, Crystal River PD, Daytona beach Shores, DPS, Deland PD, Delray Beach PD, DEP/Div of Law Enforcement, Fernandina Beach PD, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Gulf Coast University PD, Hialeah Gardens PD, Juno Beach PD, Jupiter PD, Lake City PD, Lakeland PD, Lake Mary PD, Lee County Port Authority, Madison PD, Martin County SO, Melbourne PD, Miami Springs PD, Miccosukee PD, Milton PD, North Palm Beach DPS, North Point PD, North Port PD, Ocoee PD, Orange City PD, Oviedo PD, Punta Gorda PD, Satellite Beach PD, Seminole County SO, St. Augustine PD, St. Augustine Beach PD, Stuart PD, Tallahassee PD, Tampa International Airport PD, Tavares PD, Temple Terrace PD, Treasure Island PD, University of North Florida PD, West Melbourne PD, Williston PD, Wilton Manors PD, Winter Haven PD, and Zephyrhills PD.