Public Safety Self Assessment The Public Safety Self Assessment (Part 1 and Part 2) is a two-part test that is a component of the NTN testing process. Candidates access this test through their NTN Candidate Account. Agencies may use the PSSA candidate score as a part of their selection process. Public Safety Self Assessment Part 1 Total test time: Approximately 1 hour You will be asked to read statements and respond with how much you agree or disagree with the statement. You will have one hour to complete all the questions and you must complete them all in one sitting. The Assessment is timed. You cannot skip any questions. Once the timer starts, it does not stop. Public Safety Self Assessment Part 2 Total test time: Approximately 1.5 hours This exam has four parts with various question types. It includes a variety of multiple-choice questions including, but not limited to, reviewing and making judgments about situations in photographs and reading statements and responding with how much you agree or disagree. You must complete all of the questions/sections all in one sitting. The Assessment is timed. You cannot skip any questions. Once the timer starts, it does not stop. Do I need to take both Part 1 and Part 2 of the Public Safety Self Assessment? Yes, both Part 1 and Part 2 of the Public Safety Self Assessment are part of the NTN application process. You must take both tests for your application to be complete. NOTE: Emergency Communications candidates will only take Part 1 of the Public Safety Self Assessment. When should I complete the test(s)? The tests are part of the NTN application process, and you should take them as soon as possible. How are the scores used? These tests are part of the NTN application process. This test may be used by certain agencies as a component of their hiring process. Will my score be shared with the agencies I'm applying to? Your score will be shared with an agency if that agency chooses to utilize this test component as part of their selection process. What if I don’t finish the test in the allotted time? These are timed test components; you need to finish all the questions within the time specified. Will I be able to see my score for these tests? No, you will not be able to see your score. Can I retake the test(s)? If you re-apply and purchase the test for the job you are interested in, you will retake the Public Safety Self Assessment test(s). You cannot retake the Public Safety Self Assessment test(s) by themselves.