Become a PMF
The application process also includes an assessment process. All
applicants must complete an on-line assessment. Based on
eligibility, application, and on-line assessment scores,
Semi-Finalists will be selected. Semi-Finalists are then invited to
participate in the in-person assessment. Based on the in-person
assessment scores, Finalists are identified.
Applicants take an un-timed and un-proctored
on-line assessment during the application process.
The on-line assessment consists of three parts: Situational
Judgment Test, Questionnaire, and Essay Questions. This assessment
provides a screening process on job-related criteria and allows us
to identify Semi-Finalists to participate in the in-person
As part of the application certification process, applicants
will attest they have worked independently and all statements made
Please note applicants must follow the system and browser
requirements identified. The on-line assessment provides a
verification tool to validate system settings. Other browsers may
not be fully compatible and some features (such as the videos) may
Additional information about system and browser requirements can
be found in the Assessment Preparation Guide below.
Those selected as Semi-Finalists will be invited to participate
in the in-person assessment process at their expense. The PMF
Program Office does not subsidize travel or offer alternate means
(e.g., video conferencing) for this assessment. All Semi-Finalists
must physically and fully participate in this assessment, as
scheduled, for further consideration.
Reschedules will only be considered in case of emergencies.
Semi-Finalists will be able to reschedule only once if there is
availability. Please note any "no shows" will be withdrawn from
further consideration. Please avoid any last minute cancellations
as there may be other Semi-Finalists who would like the slot.
Semi-Finalists will receive an email containing a unique link to
schedule their individual in-person assessment. Semi-Finalists
should not share their invitational email with
anyone. All Semi-Finalists must follow the instructions provided in
their invitational email, including any deadlines identified.
Information about inclement weather or emergencies impacting the
in-person assessment center location will be posted to the PMF
website's News & Events section. The
Program Office will attempt to contact participants as soon as
possible. Additional information can be found in the Assessment
Preparation Guide (see below).
The location and dates for the in-person assessments can be
found under the class year specific application webpage. Please
note dates and locations are subject to change. The entire
in-person assessments must be completed during the scheduled
timeframe in order to select Finalists in a timely manner.
Semi-Finalists should allow ample time for arrival and travel.
No assessments are conducted on Federal holidays or weekends.
Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable
accommodations for either assessment during the application
process. The PMF Program Office will review each request and
contact the applicant directly to adjudicate their request.
Reasonable accommodations for the assessment process are provided
to applicants with disabilities when appropriate, as qualified
under the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, or
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Please keep in mind that the on-line assessment is un-proctored
and not timed. Please refer to the Assessment Preparation
Guide to review what accommodations have already been
included and review the list of criteria each applicant must
meet when requesting a reasonable accommodation. Those applicants
requesting a reasonable accommodation for the on-line assessment
will be instructed to NOT proceed with the assessment until
contacted by the PMF Program Office. Applicants can proceed with
the rest of their application but should NOT submit the application
until they have completed the on-line assessment. Requests are
collected during the application process. If an applicant makes a
request, he/she will be prompted to briefly describe the
accommodation and submit supporting documentation.
To prepare for the assessment process, applicants should
thoroughly review the Assessment Preparation Guide. The Guide is
subject to change and applicants are encouraged to check frequently
for any updates. The Guide will only be available during the
application and assessment cycle.
2015 PMF Assessment
Preparation Guide [313 KB]
Now that the overview, application process, and assessment
process have been covered, interested applicants should review the
next section to view information on the 2015 Application.