Toronto Parking Enforcement - Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does Testing Cost?
How Much Does It Cost To Re-Test?
How Do I Know If A Particular Test Date Is Still Available?
Can I Reschedule My Test Date?
Can I Register Past The Test Date Deadline?
What Payment Methods Are Accepted?
How Long Does The Testing Take?
What Does The Physical Fitness Test Consist Of?
How Can I Prepare For The Physical Fitness Test?
Do You Have Study Tips For The GATB And WPT Tests To Help Prepare For Test Day?
Is The WPT The Same As The WCT?
How Long Are The Results Valid For?
Can I Write The Tests Outside Of My Area?
Will I Receive More Information On The Tests And Process?
How Do I Know That I’m Registered?
Do I Have To Complete The Documents In The Confirmation Package Each Time I Test?
Where Can I Use The Results (Special Constable Test Results Profile)?
How Long Do I Have To Wait If Unsuccessful On The Tests?
How Do I Register For A Test Date?
How Long Until I Receive My Results?
I Have Completed Testing In The CSS, Are Any Of My Results Transferable?
How Do I Know If The Toronto Police Service Is Hiring At Any Given Time?

Does ATS Offer Feedback On Unsuccessful Tests?
If My Successful Results Are Going To Expire, When Can I Retest?
  1. Q: HOW MUCH DOES TESTING COST?
    The total cost of the pre-interview testing is $281.15 (tax included).
  2. Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RE-TEST?
    The fee to retest is $79.42 (tax included) per component.
  3. Q: HOW DO I KNOW IF A PARTICULAR TEST DATE IS STILL AVAILABLE?
    If you register on or before our stated deadline for that particular date, you will be guaranteed a seat for that test date.
  4. Q: CAN I RESCHEDULE MY TEST DATE?
    Yes, to reschedule your test date, use the on-line rescheduling options or contact the ATS office during business hours. Please refer to the test dates available on the website for alternate dates. A $50.00 fee is payable at the time of rescheduling by Interac online, Visa or Master Card is required.
    Please view our Cancellation policy here.
  5. Q: CAN I REGISTER PAST THE TEST DATE DEADLINE?
    Yes, however subject to availability. If we are able to accommodate your late registration you will be charged a $50.00 late registration fee payable upon registration with Interac online, Visa or Master Card.
  6. Q: WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE ACCEPTED?
    ATS accepts certified cheques, money orders, Interac online, VISA and MasterCard payments.
    ATS does not accept personal cheques.
  7. Q: HOW LONG DOES THE TESTING TAKE?
    The entire testing process takes approximately 4 to 5 hours to complete, and all 5 components (GATB, WPT, Physical, Vision & Hearing) are completed on one day.
  8. Q. WHAT DOES THE PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST CONSIST OF?
    The Physical Fitness Test consists of push-ups, flexibility, curl-ups and a shuttle run. The Standards are age/gender based.  For more information, please review "Testing Information" page under Toronto Parking Enforcement.  You must obtain a score of 75 or greater in order to Meet the Standard on the Physical Fitness Test.
  9. Q. HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR THE PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST?
    Please visit the "Testing Information" in the Toronto Parking Enforcement link for information on essential ingredients for the development of a sound fitness program.
  10. Q. DO YOU HAVE STUDY TIPS FOR THE GATB AND WPT TESTS TO HELP PREPARE FOR TEST DAY?
    GATB sample questions are available, and WPT information is available on the "Testing Information" page under Toronto Parking Enforcement.
  11. Q. IS THE WPT THE SAME AS THE WCT?
    No, the Writing Process Test (WPT) and Written Communication Test (WCT) differ. The WPT is designed to directly measure the quality of a written composition based on a standard topic. The WCT evaluates the candidate's ability to organize information in a clear, coherent and comprehensive manner, and to make conclusions from given facts.
  12. Q: HOW LONG ARE THE RESULTS VALID FOR?
    The GATB, WPT, Vision & Hearing results are valid for a period of 3 years, and the Physical Fitness is valid for 1 year.
  13. Q: CAN I WRITE THE TESTS OUTSIDE OF MY AREA?
    Yes, you are free to travel to any of our test centre locations regardless of where you reside or plan to apply.
  14. Q: WILL I RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION ON THE TESTS AND PROCESS?
    Yes, when you register for a test date, and payment is received in full, we will forward you a confirmation package with more information about the tests, as well as the location, time, and test-day instructions.
  15. Q: HOW DO I KNOW THAT I’M REGISTERED?
    ATS will mail/email you a confirmation package that includes your test date, registration time, a map, test day instructions and several documents to be completed. If you have not received the confirmation package one week prior to your test date, or unsure if your registration was received, please contact the ATS office.
  16. Q: DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE DOCUMENTS IN THE CONFIRMATION PACKAGE EACH TIME I TEST?
    Yes, it is a requirement of Applicant Testing Services that all applicants testing or retesting, complete these documents each time you test. Failure to complete and submit will result in a delay in the processing of your results.
  17. Q: WHERE CAN I USE THE RESULTS (TTC Transit Enforcement Special Constable Test Results Profile)?
    You can use the results with the Toronto Parking Enforcement Unit.
  18. Q: HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT IF UNSUCCESSFUL ON THE TESTS?
    The first time you do not meet standard with the GATB and/or WPT, the waiting period to retest is 3 months from your test date. For each subsequent attempt, the waiting period to retest is 6 months from your test date.
    The first time a candidate does not meet standard with the Physical, they are eligible to register for the next available test date and retest within 2 months of their test date.  For each attempt after that, the waiting period to retest is 2 months from your test date.
  19. Q: HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A TEST DATE?
    Registration is available online (through the Registration link) or by calling the ATS office during business hours.
  20. Q: HOW LONG UNTIL I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?
    A Special Constable Test Results Profile will be e-mailed to you within 3-5 business days from your test date.
  21. Q. I HAVE COMPLETED TESTING IN THE CSS, ARE ANY OF MY RESULTS TRANSFERABLE?
    No, the tests you completed for the Constable Selection System are entirely different from the Special Constable testing. Under CSS, you complete the PATI, WCT and PREP, and for Special Constable you are required to complete the GATB, WPT and Physical Fitness.
  22. Q: HOW DO I KNOW IF THE TORONTO POLICE SERVICE IS HIRING AT ANY GIVEN TIME?
    ATS provides a Recruiting Page on our web site that has postings for positions currently available.
  23. Q: DOES ATS OFFER FEEDBACK ON UNSUCCESSFUL TESTS?
    Yes, included in your test results package, is general feedback information and improvement strategies.  However, due to the established policies of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, we are unable to provide specific info about the tests or your results, including the actual score received.
  24. Q: If I AM UNSUCCESSFUL IN ONE PORTION OF THE PHYSICAL, DO I HAVE TO RETEST ALL COMPONENTS?
    Yes, you must complete the entire physical test.
  25. Q: IF MY SUCCESSFUL RESULTS ARE GOING TO EXPIRE, WHEN CAN I RE-TEST?
    When your successful results are going to expire, you are eligible to re-test within 2 months prior to the expiry date, or anytime afterwards.  Please Note, that if you are re-testing prior to your results expiring, your most current results will override any previous results.