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IOS’ state-of-the-art promotional tests assess the required job knowledge for a given position. The important elements of each target job were identified through rigorous job analyses and through consulting with experts about the knowledge necessary to perform each job. Individuals who pass our promotional examinations demonstrate that they are well-equipped to handle their new positions. 

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Promotional Law Enforcement

Core Concepts First Line Supervisor Examination (CC-FLS)

The Core Concepts First Line Supervisor Exam is an effective way to select personnel for supervisory positions in law enforcement. The CC-FLS Exam was developed in collaboration with industry experts in law enforcement officer positions across the country. It focuses on measuring key knowledge areas essential for the first line supervisory position. The CC-FLS Exam compares candidates to a national pool and identifies those that are the best fit for promotional opportunities and who are most likely to succeed in the first line supervisory role.

Core Concepts Middle Manager Examination (CC-MM)

The Core Concepts Middle Manager Exam assesses knowledge required to successfully perform as a mid-level manager in law enforcement agencies. The CC-MM Exam is a reliable method utilized to select management personnel in police organizations. This exam is appropriate for the lieutenant rank or its equivalent in medium to large agencies. The CC-MM Exam compares candidates to a national pool and identifies those that are the best fit for promotional opportunities and who are most likely to succeed in the mid-level manager role.

Core Concepts Upper Command Examination (CC-UC)

The Core Concepts Upper Command Exam assesses management and supervisory responsibilities necessary to guide law enforcement agencies. This exam was designed for the assessment of captains, commanders, majors, and assistant/deputy chiefs. The CC-UC Exam compares candidates to a national pool and finds candidates that are most likely to succeed in the unique and challenging upper command supervisory roles.

Law Enforcement Investigator Examination (LEIE)

The Law Enforcement Investigator Examination is a unique and effective tool that assesses candidates in situational scenarios, rather than simply memorizing facts. The LEIE was developed for candidates moving into a detective or investigator role. This exam was constructed to include the most relevant material and key knowledge areas required for promotional opportunities in these specific roles. The LEIE finds the right candidate with the appropriate qualifications to perform successfully in an investigator or detective role.

Promotional Fire Service

Fire Service Chief Officer Examination

The Fire Service Chief Officer Exam produces results that will save time and resources by finding the candidate that is knowledgeable and prepared for the battalion chief or assistant/deputy chief position. The exam focuses on essential knowledge required for chief-level positions. As such, the exam is tailored to identify candidates equipped to meet the unique needs of chief-level positions. This exam focuses on the key areas of building construction, fire scene management, management of personnel and tactics used at a fire scene.

Fire Service Company Officer I Examination

The Fire Service Company Officer I Exam focuses on required knowledge areas critical for success at the rank of lieutenant, or the first-level supervisory role in a department. This exam focuses on critical areas such as building construction, fire scene management, roles in the community, management of personnel, and tactics used at a fire scene. The Fire Service Company Officer I Exam is tailored to produce results that find the right candidate for the position, saving your organization time and valuable resources.

Fire Service Company Officer II Examination

The Fire Service Company Officer II Exam is tailored to test essential knowledge areas for the rank of captain, or the mid-level manager role in a fire department. This exam was constructed in conjunction with industry experts to assess the areas of building construction, fire scene management, roles in the community, management of personnel and tactics used at a fire scene. The Fire Service Company Officer II Exam saves time and resources by finding the candidate that is knowledgeable and prepared for promotion to captain.

Firefighter Driver/Engineer Examination

The Firefighter Driver/Engineer Exam is different from typical knowledge tests as it focuses on situational scenarios for a firefighter engineer, rather than simply testing for memorized facts. This tailored exam focuses on knowledge in the key areas of equipment use, pump and ladder operations, and general fire ground tactics. The exam results in saved resources by finding the right candidate for the position.

Promotional Corrections 

Corrections First Line Supervisor Examination

The Corrections First Line Supervisory Exam was constructed to assess the key tasks associated with a corrections supervisory role. It incorporates critical areas such as group behavior, ethics, administration, constitutional law and inmate management and supervision. This tailored exam produces successful candidates that are the best fit for the first-level supervision promotional opportunities. Using properly aligned selection tools saves your agency time and resources throughout the process.

Corrections Middle Manager Examination

The Corrections Middle Manager Exam is a highly reliable exam that evaluates candidates’ abilities on essential tasks of a corrections middle manager position. This exam assesses candidates in key areas including group behavior, ethics, administration, constitutional law and inmate management and supervision. Utilizing the Corrections Middle Manager Supervisor Exam saves resources by finding a successful candidate the first time.

Promotional Dispatch

Dispatcher Supervisor Promotional Examination

The Dispatcher Supervisor Exam was designed with field experts to assess relevant knowledge areas and find best-fit candidates for the first-line supervisory role in an emergency dispatch center. This exam measures competencies in critical areas such as call process, interpersonal communication, concepts of supervision and administration, training employees and evaluating subordinate performance. The Dispatcher Supervisor Promotional Exam provides an assessment on essential tasks to produce results that will save resources by finding the candidate that is the best fit for the dispatcher supervisory role.

Custom Promotional Exams

Promotional testing is a great way to tell if an individual is ready to take on a new position. IOS exams not only test cognitive ability, but also traits like personality, integrity, etc. To make sure that you pick the perfect candidate for your agency, IOS can customize our off-the-shelf exams. Contact us if you are interested in customizing one of our promotional exams. 

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Off-the-Shelf-Exams

  • Exam Interests

    Please indicate your interest by selecting an exam. You may select more than one examination within a category, please select all exams that you are interested in.
  • OTS Entry-Level Exams - Law Enforcement

  • OTS Entry-Level Exams - Fire Safety

  • OTS Entry-Level Exams - Corrections

  • Entry Level Exams for Dispatch

  • Custom Entry Level Exams

  • OTS Promotional Exams

Reasons to use IOS Promotional Testing

Legally Defensible

Each IOS exam has been developed to meticulous specifications and is supported by validity evidence. Nonetheless, the legal system tends to favor local validity evidence. IOS is concerned about legally supporting all our exams and offers assistance with both local validation and transport validity evidence for our promotional testing. Through these methods and the generalized evidence of validity we gather during development and ongoing research and development efforts, our exams have a never been legally challenged successfully.

Validity Evidence

As a testing and consulting firm, it is our mission to make sure that our promotional testing is supported by robust validity evidence. Validity evidence is among the most important aspects to demonstrate in selection. Our Research and Development Division is devoted to continually seek further evidence that our exams measure intended job constructs, knowledge, skills or abilities. Having quality validity in testing ensures that your agency will be able to choose the best person to promote.

Job Related

It is vitally important that IOS promotional exams measure the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for competently performing the job in question. IOS exams are developed to measure job-related knowledge, skills and abilities. The first step in developing any of our exams is a job analysis. IOS’ psychologists expertly gather information about a given job through interviews, job observations and job analysis surveys. This information is condensed down to the critical elements of the job. The necessary knowledge, skills and abilities are identified and linked to these critical elements. Each exam is reviewed by experts to ensure it is psychometrically sound and job-related.

Fairness

IOS was founded on two key principles: scientific rigor and fairness. It is our mission to develop sound tools for selection that are supported by the latest scientific theories. IOS ensures that our methods and models are designed to mitigate adverse impact on protected groups. Our first exam (the NCJOSI) brought a unique alternative selection tool to public safety testing. It was the first tool available designed for the public safety industry with a compensatory model that combined cognitive ability and personality. Research suggests that this model could maximize validity while minimizing adverse impact. Following this legacy, we have continually consulted research and investigated ways not only to maximize validity, but also to minimize the adverse effects and unfair consequences of improperly designed selection tools.

Learn More About IOS Public Safety Exam Development and Research

The following catalog of IOS white papers is authored by IOS’ Consulting and R&D teams. Each paper was written as an educational piece to share IOS expertise. Please use these papers as a means to better understand these various topics, as well as to gain insights on IOS’ positions/methods/policies regarding these important issues.

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