Become a PMF
Applicants must complete the on-line assessment during the
The on-line assessment is administered in an un-proctored
environment and includes four batteries: Situational
Judgment, Life Experience, Critical Thinking Skills, and a scored
Essay to measure writing ability. Each battery is timed.
The on-line assessment is designed to uncover evidence of the
following competencies that are critical to success on the job
across all PMF occupations and factored into the selection of
- Motivation to Serve
- Problem Solving
- Interpersonal Skills
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
As part of the application certification process, applicants
will attest they have completed the on-line assessment
independently and all statements made are true.
Reasonable accommodations for the assessment process are
provided to applicants with disabilities when appropriate, as
qualified under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as
amended, or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The PMF
Program Office determines assessment accommodations on a
case-by-case basis based on claimed disability and documentation
provided. The PMF Program Office may contact the applicant
directly, via email, to adjudicate their request.
If you are unsure whether or not you need an accommodation for
the on-line assessment, please review sample questions for each
assessment battery provided in the Assessment Preparation
Guide (see below). The Guide also outlines criteria
each applicant must meet when requesting a reasonable
accommodation. Those applicants requesting a reasonable
accommodation will be instructed to not proceed
with the assessment until their request is adjudicated by the
PMF Program Office. If an applicant makes a request, he/she will be
prompted to briefly describe the accommodation and submit
supporting documentation during the application process; please
follow the instructions appearing in the application.
NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be requested fo rthe
on-line assessment only.
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.
NOTE: The link to the Guide below
is only active and available shortly
before and during the application and assessment cycle. The Guide
is available as an Adobe (.pdf) file format.
- PMF 2018 Assessment Preparation Guide [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 class-year specific