The same highly-regarded promotional tests that enable you to hire and promote with confidence are available for online administration with IPMA-HR’s Online Test Administration Service (OTAS).

Get the FAQs about IPMA-HR’s Online Test Administration Service.

SIMPLE. OTAS makes test administration simple and hassle-free. The service works with both Windows and Mac operating systems, a set of easy-to-follow instructions are included, candidate instructions are built right in to the test, and tests are self-timed.

EFFICIENT. OTAS saves you time. You don’t have to mess with shipping, carting supplies around, shredding tests, or waiting for the results — tests are scored instantly!

COST-SAVING. OTAS saves you money. There’s nothing to mail back to us, and there are no restocking or scoring service fees.

SECURE. OTAS is secure. You don’t have to track or lock away test materials. And, WebLock software ensures that candidates’ computers are locked down to prevent online cheating.

All Police and Fire promotional tests are currently available for online administration.


Getting Started With OTAS

  • We will need to create an account for you in OTAS. The account holder must be an existing Test Security Agreement (TSA) signer, so please update that agreement if necessary.
  • With your TSA in place, we will then need a signed copy of the OTAS Terms of Service from you.
  • You may also wish to review the OTAS WebLock Setup to see if your workstations will be able to access OTAS.
  • Once we receive your signed OTAS Terms of Service, we will set up an account for you and be in touch to discuss which tests you'd like to administer, when you'll be testing, etc.


Participating agencies will be charged an admin fee of $97 per online test order. The per candidate rate for online tests will be the same as the per candidate rate for our paper tests. The administration/setup fee will still be charged regardless of if tests are used or not.