What is the Behavioural Personnel Assessment Device (BPAD)?
The BPAD is a 20-minute assessment which requires you to watch a scenario on a TV monitor. The scenario represents what police constables experience on the job, and you will be asked to respond as though the people on the screen are talking to you. Knowledge of police procedures is not necessary for this test. But you must first pass the PATI, WCB and PREP tests before you can take the BPAD.
How long is the test valid?
A successful result remains valid for three years.
When can I re-test the BPAD?
If you were successful and your result is due to expire, you may re-write within two months before the expiry date, or anytime after. If you were unsuccessful in the test you must wait six months before you can take the test again.
How can I prepare for the BPAD?
There is no real way to prepare for this portion of the certificate. It is merely an exercise which reflects your reaction to everyday scenarios that may be faced by police officers. Your reaction will be based on your life experiences, value-systems, and personal traits. The best advice is to "be yourself".