Reading and Writing Test

The reading and writing test is designed to measure writing skills and reading comprehension, required both in basic police training and on the job. The cost to take the test is $68.00

Test results are not available by calling MCOLES or the academy where the test was taken. MCOLES does not issue duplicate documentation of test scores.  To view information regarding the reading and writing test, including test schedules, enrollment procedures, and test scores, go to the PBS website.

To log into the PBS website use the following link:  PBS Website

If you experience technical difficulty logging into the PBS website, the telephone number is:  1-877-422-4092. 

Tests are offered only at participating training academies which are under Commission supervision. Your test results never expire, if taken after November 1, 1999, but you may retake the test at any time, if you desire. You may access your test results online 24 hours after the test administration is complete by clicking on the link to the PBS website. You will then need to click on the link "View the Results of a Completed Test".  You should enter your e-mail address and password to view your results. In addition, results will be mailed to all candidates within two weeks of the test administration.