Frequently Asked Questions
about Psychological Evaluations

How long does the psychological evaluation process take, and what does it involve?

What should applicants bring with them to the psychological evaluation?

How much does a psychological evaluation cost?

How far in advance should psychological evaluations be scheduled?

When are psychological evaluation results available?

Are psychological evaluation results mailed to the applicant?

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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