Due to a change in Oregon Administrative Rule regarding testing requirements for police, telecommunications, and emergency medical dispatch (EMD), DPSST will no longer approve or provide reading and writing vendor lists.
Police, telecommunications and EMD disciplines still require passing a law enforcement proficiency test or validated written test designed to evaluate predictors of job-related skills and behaviors prior to being scheduled for Basic or COD training. However, criminal justice agencies can choose the test that best fits their hiring needs. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited education institution are exempt from testing.
Agencies still need to submit verification that their applicants have been tested and report that information on a DPSST F-5 (Application for Training Form). The F-5 Form has been updated to reflect this change.