Police Constable - Testing Information - Stage II

POLICE CONSTABLE - STAGE II - B-PAD and VISION/HEARING ASSESSMENT

4. BEHAVIOURAL PERSONNEL ASSESSMENT DEVICE for POLICE (B-PAD)

Description: This test is available only to those candidates who have been successful in the first 3 tests, and must be conducted at least 10 days prior to the expiry of any Stage I test result.  Candidates are required to view on a TV monitor, scenarios representing what police constables experience on the job, and respond as if they were speaking to the people in the scene.  Knowledge of police procedures is not required.

Test Administration: This assessment procedure takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Validity Period: A successful result on the B-Pad remains valid for a period of three (3) years.

Re-Test Waiting Period: The first time a candidate does not meet standard with the BPAD, they must wait a period of three (3) months from their test date before they can make another attempt.  Candidates who have not met standard on subsequent attempts must wait a period of 6 months before they can test again.

Where a successful BPAD result is due to expire, a candidate may rewrite within 2 months prior to the expiry date, or anytime thereafter.

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VISION ASSESSMENT

Description: All candidates must meet the vision standards set by the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.  During stage II testing you will undergo a vision assessment to ensure that you fully meet the vision standards of the Constable Selection System.  If you are either unsure or concerned about the quality of your vision we urge you to review the following standards with your Eye Care Professional prior to your assessment:

VISION STANDARDS

Assessment Administration: This assessment procedure takes about 10-20 minutes to complete.  If you wear any corrective lenses (glasses, contacts) you must bring them with you to the test centre, and be prepared to remove contact lenses or eyeglasses during this assessment.

Validity Period: Successful applicants will have their vision re-assessed every three (3) years or upon the retesting of an expired BPAD.

Referrals: Those who do not meet standard on any component of the vision assessment will be referred to their own Eye Care Professional for a more detailed assessment at the applicant's expense.

Corrective Eye Surgery: The following link provides information on additional assessments that may be required depending on the type of surgery that you have had, and when it was performed:

www.applicanttesting.com/eyesurgery

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HEARING ASSESSMENT

Description: All candidates must meet the hearing standards set by the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.  During stage II testing you will undergo a hearing assessment to ensure that you fully meet the hearing standards of the Constable Selection System.  If you are either unsure or concerned about the quality of your hearing we urge you to review the following standards with an appropriate specialist prior to your assessment:

For each ear, pure-tone thresholds measured under audiometric earphones shall not exceed a four-frequency average (500, 1000, 2000, 3000 Hz) of 25 dB HL, thresholds at none of these
single frequencies shall exceed 35 dB HL and thresholds at 4000 Hz shall not exceed 45 dB HL

  • Speech recognition scores shall be 88% or better in each ear at 50 dB HL in quiet, using half lists (25 test words) of recorded monosyllabic words presented under standard audiometric earphones(Northwestern University Test. No. 6)
  • Speech recognition scores measured with both ears open in sound field shall be 68% or better at a +5 dB signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio, when a half-list (25 test words) or recorded monosyllabic words is presented at 50 dB HL
  • Hearing aids may be used to meet the above standards. However, the applicant's unaided hearing loss must not exceed 40 dB in each ear at the following frequencies: 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000, and shall not exceed 55 dB at 4000 Hz
  • The audiologist must provide specific documentation using Constable Selection System approved forms, available through Applicant Testing Services, Inc.
  • NOTE:  All hearing aids are acceptable for the Constable Selection System

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Assessment Administration: This assessment procedure takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.

Validity Period: Successful applicants will have their hearing re-assessed every three (3) years or upon the retesting of an expired BPAD.

Referrals: Those who do not meet standard on any component of the hearing assessment will be referred to their own Hearing Professional for a more detailed assessment at the applicant's expense.


Applicants who do not meet standard on any of the vision or hearing assessments will be referred for further examination by an appropriate specialist.
It is recommended that applicants confirm that they meet the vision and hearing standards before they commit themselves to the testing fees of the pre-interview stage.


Please note:

Stage II (BPAD, Vision and Hearing) is administered consecutively, and will take approximately one (1) hour to complete.

Upon successful completion of Stage II, an Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (O.A.C.P.) Certificate of Results will be mailed to you within 10-14 business days.

If you are unsuccessful on the B-PAD, or you have been referred for vision or hearing, a Test Results Profile (TRP) will be mailed to your within 10 - 14 business days.

For more information on the post-certification process, please click here.