Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the psychological evaluation process take, and what does it involve?
Q: How long does the psychological evaluation process take, and what does it involve?:
A: The average length of a psychological evaluation is 3 to 4 hours. The applicant usually takes 2 to 2.5 hours to fill out
written forms, and then 30 to 60 minuts is spent in an interview with a psychologist. If an applicant has already
completed some of the paperwork at the department‚ then less time will be spent filling out forms on the day
of the evaluation.
Q: What should applicants bring with them to the psychological evaluation?:
A: Although it is not a required item, applicants should consider bringing a copy of their job history to their psychological
evaluation to help them fill out the paperwork. One of the forms that applicant complete asks for a detailed job history. Applicants should also bring a form of photo identification such as a driver's license.
Q: How much does a psychological evaluation cost?:
A: Pricing depends on what tests are used and whether the evaluation is for an applicant or for a fitness-for-duty
assessment. Please call IPSP at 317-687-8910 to discuss your department's specific needs.
Q: How far in advance should psychological evaluations be scheduled?:
A: Your department will have the most choice of available days and times if the psychological evaluations
are scheduled at least one to two weeks in advance. However, we can usually schedule evaluations with only 24
hours notice in emergency situations.
Q: When are psychological evaluation results available?:
A: For fitness-for-duty evaluations, the psychologist typically calls the department to discuss the results
within 24 hours of the evaluation. Written reports are mailed to the department within 7 to 10 days of the evaluation.
Q: Are psychological evaluation results mailed to the applicant?:
A: Psychological Evaluation results are given only to the department. Applicant must contact their
department for information regarding their psychological evaluation.
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