Information Booklet FAQ

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Creating a new account will not aid in retrieving your information. Send an email to a member of the IPS team. Be sure to include your name, DOB, and reason for emailing.

Once logged in, applicants can make changes to their personal information.

Fees

  • The PAT/BMST is $40.00 – Can be paid online at the time of registration or in-person with a money order
  • The SWIM test is $35.00 – Can be paid online at the time of registration or in-person with a money order
  • The PAT Practice is $5.00 – Can only be paid in person with a money order, pre-registration not required

Test Results

CJBAT/BAT test results are available at the FDLE ATMS site
DO NOT CONTACT FDLE FOR TEST SCORES

Applicants will retrieve their test results from their IPS account, under the "view my results" tab. The test results are visible to the applicant 4 to 5 hours after it has been entered into the system.

Send an email to a member of the IPS Testing team, be sure to include name, DOB, and test.

Medical Clearance Form

The Medical Clearance Form is available in the Information Booklet, as well as one of the horizontal tabs above.

The applicant needs one Medical Clearance Form and is expected to submit a COPY of that form at each PAT or SWIM. The form will NOT be returned to the applicant.

Applicants may choose any licensed physician; MD, DO, or by the following medical professionals ARNP, PA, or PA-C. Chiropractors are not accepted.
The FDLE 75 and FDLE 75B forms are no longer accepted.

The Medical Clearance Form is valid 6 months from the date of medical examination.

No. Your form is valid for six months from the date it was signed by a physician.

CJBAT/BAT

Each applicant is expected to bring two forms of government-issued ID. Please review Information Guide or visit the Pearson Vue site for further explanation. There are lockers available at the IPS Testing site for your belongings.

You may take the test three times in 12 months.

A study guide can be purchased at the Pearson Vue site or the Central Campus Bookstore in Building 19.

Swim

The applicant is to wear a plain white t-shirt and medical scrub pants of any color. Applicants may choose to wear a bathing suit underneath. There are locker rooms available for changing before and after testing; therefore, ALL applicants are expected to leave the site fully clothed.

Applicants may wear goggles and earplugs.

Applicants must report to the Noël P Brown Aquatic Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, for more details download the Information Booklet.

Per the Nova Aquatic Center's policies, "Pools will be closed if the air temperature, including wind chill, drops below 45º or is predicted to drop below 45º."

The test will be canceled if the rain causes reduced visibility or if there is persistent lightning within 10 miles of the campus.

NOTE: We endeavor to cancel tests and send notifications within an hour of the time of scheduled tests. Due to the unpredictability of the weather, we may not be able to do so.

To simulate possible work conditions.

Applicants will be disqualified if they touch the dividers or the bottom of the pool.

There is no limit or wait time to reschedule a test.

PAT/BMST

Applicants are prohibited from wearing muscle shirts or tank tops, shirts must offer some coverage to the arms, and shoes appropriate for athletic activities must be worn.

Applicants may not use mobile phones or headphones during testing, the applicant may use watches for tracking.

The PAT/BMST is conducted on an outdoor obstacle course and will be canceled for rain.

NOTE: We endeavor to cancel tests and send notifications within an hour of the time of scheduled tests. Due to the unpredictability of the weather, we may not be able to do so.

There is no limit or wait time to reschedule a test.

Miscellaneous

No. The department you choose to work for is a personal choice. Each applicant is encouraged to do their research; contact recruiters of various departments via their web page or in-person visit.

The applicant should reach out to the Human Resources department of the agency of interest for hiring guidelines and disqualifiers.

These are IDs issued by the state or US government. Passports, social security cards, etc.

Applicants are required to take the CJBAT and the PAT, the TABE requirement is at the discretion of the hiring agency.