Online, 8 Scene Standard Test.



Available for Police, Corrections, Fire, EMS, Dispatcher, Probation and Managers. Entry level and promotions.


BPAD answers the question: “Will this candidate uphold the high values of this organization?” 


The standard format for BPAD Online is an 8-scene test. 


BPAD online Testing for Police, Fire, Dispatch & Corrections OfficersCandidates watch each job related scene and respond as if they are actually “in the situation”. Their responses are video recorded.


BPAD Online may be administered in house or emailed to your candidates.  Departments have the ability to email BPAD Online to candidates who live outside their area, broadening the candidate pool.  Unlike written tests – BPAD Online is a secure instrument due to the video recording of each response.


Candidate tests can be scored by BPAD raters, or by your own team of trained raters.  Rater training is offered via our video based training or a live in-house training session can be arranged.

At BPAD, it is our belief that the closer you put the candidate to the job they will be doing, the better the assessment.  Our process is designed to make the candidates solve difficult situations and prove they have the skills for public safety positions.


BPAD has been used for over 20 years and has many validation studies demonstrating its effectiveness. Validation Research: FL State Study | Technical Report 2013


Dr. Rand’s concurrent validity study demonstrated the predictive power of BPAD test scores and supervisor ratings.  Police supervisor ratings of  officer’s interpersonal competence correlated significantly with the BPAD test ratings of interpersonal competence (r = .72, p< .01).  See validation studies.


BPAD test scenes are developed with law enforcement Subject Matter Experts (SME’s).  They depict the critical incidents that law enforcement professionals will face on the job.  The job analysis establishes the link between the test and the job demands and establishes content validity.  Numerous studies have shown the predictive power of video testing. Candidate acceptance of BPAD testing is high due to the job relatedness.


If you are a Public Safety Dept. or HR representative take the next step and request samples of BPAD Online test scenarios.


Candidates: please click here.