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This directive describes the criteria that will be followed by Ministries in conducting pre-employment psychological assessments.
Pre-employment psychological assessment is the term used to describe a series of validated psychological assessment tools administered and interpreted by a registered psychologist(s) to determine individuals' suitability for weapons issuance for designated law enforcement roles in the Alberta Public Service.
Pre-employment psychological assessment
A pre-employment psychological assessment is required when an individual is being appointed to one of the designated positions through competition, exemption from competition, or reclassification.
All designated positions that require a pre-employment psychological assessment have been determined to meet the following criteria:
Positions where the incumbent performs a law enforcement role and is required to:
- be appointed and retain the designation of "Peace Officer" pursuant to the Alberta Peace Officer Act, and
- carry one or more of the following weapons:
- baton, and/or
- pepper spray.
The pre-employment psychological assessment will be conducted by a registered psychologist(s) contracted for this purpose to the Government of Alberta.
For more information, see Privacy Impact Assessment – Pre-employment Psychological Assessment (PDF, 135 KB).
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