Become a PMF
The following describes the overall assessment process for
the PMF Class of 2017 application cycle. This content is subject to
change prior to the launch of the 2018 application.
Applicants must complete the on-line assessment during the
The on-line assessment is administered in an un-proctored
environment and includes three components: Situational
Judgment, Life Experience, and Critical Thinking Skills. Each
component is timed.
The on-line assessment is designed to uncover evidence of
job-related criteria and factored into the selection of
As part of the application certification process, applicants
will attest they have completed the on-line assessment
independently and all statements made are true.
Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable
accommodations for the on-line assessment before
the closing date of the announcement. 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
If you are unsure whether or not you need an accommodation for
the on-line assessment, please review sample questions for each
assessment component 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