PAT Scoring FAQ Do I need to complete all four events for the PAT? We strongly encourage candidates to complete all four components of the test, even if one department may not require a specific event. However, you do have the option to opt out of any of the events you wish. If you opt out of an event, there will be no scores provided for that event. After you take the PAT, if you apply to a department that requires an event you opted out of, you will be required to sign up and pay for a new PAT. Why do you need my age and gender for the PAT? We collect this because some departments apply scoring standards that use age and gender to establish passing points for each event. Washington State departments, at this time, are using a scoring methodology that does not consider age or gender. Entering this information is encouraged for your convenience and ease in applying to multiple departments across multiple states who may use alternate scoring methodologies. What will happen if I do not provide my age and gender? If a department that you apply to uses age and gender for scoring, and you have not provided this information, the highest standards will be used by default to determine pass/fail for your score. What are the passing requirements? Specific passing requirements will depend on which departments you are applying to. View the Washington State passing points here.