Become a PMF
There are two phases to the assessment process. In the first
phase, applicants take an on-line un-timed and un-proctored
assessment during the application process. Applicants will be
informed on whether or not they are selected as Semi-Finalists.
Please note, applicants must follow the system and browser
requirements identified. The on-line assessment provides a
verification tool to ensure system settings. Other browsers
may not be fully compatible and some features (such as the videos)
may not function.
Additional information about system and browser requirements can
be found in the Assessment Preparation Guide below.
If you have questions about the computer requirements or
encounter technical difficulties during the on-line assessment,
please select the Help link provided during the application.
The second phase is an in-person assessment for those applicants
selected as Semi-Finalists. If you meet all eligibility and
application requirements, and score sufficiently high on the
on-line assessment, you will be invited to schedule your in-person
assessment at one of the assessment center locations at
your expense. The PMF Program Office does not subsidize
travel or offer alternative means for the in-person assessment
(e.g., we do not allow substitution via video
conferencing). All Semi-Finalists must
participate in the in-person assessment for further consideration.
Scheduling of the in-person assessment by location will be
determined by the number of Semi-Finalists who choose a particular
location. For example, the Washington, DC, assessment location is
traditionally the highest selected, therefore, that location has
the longest schedule.
If you need to reschedule, you will need to send a request via
email to email@example.com, to
include your name, current reservation details, justification
for the reschedule, and your preferred location (you may need to
reschedule to a different location that has availability).
Reschedules will only be considered for cases of
emergencies. NOTE: Semi-Finalists will be able to reschedule
only once or may be placed on a wait list. Please note that
any "no shows" will be withdrawn from further consideration.
Each assessment center will have a make-up session built into
their schedule, with the Washington, DC, location serving as the
nationwide make-up session towards the end of its schedule.
Semi-Finalists will receive an email containing a unique link to
use when scheduling their in-person assessment; do not share your
invitational email with anyone. The link will not work or enable
any scheduling if that particular location is full. All
Semi-Finalists must follow the instructions provided in their
invitational email, including any deadlines identified. If a
location is full, the Semi-Finalist may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to request to be placed on a wait list for a single location.
If the Semi-Finalist makes such a request and has a confirmed
reservation, that reservation will be cancelled and offered to
another Semi-Finalist. When a cancellation is known, we will
contact those on the wait list on a first come, first serve basis,
with as much notice as possible (which could be as early as the
night before). The wait lists are not guaranteed. If a
Semi-Finalist is confirmed for a wait listed session, he/she will
not be able to reschedule.
Information about inclement weather or emergencies impacting an
in-person assessment center location will be posted to the PMF
website's News section and we will attempt
to contact participants directly as soon as possible.
For the 2013 application cycle, the in-person assessments will
be conducted in January/February 2013 at the following
locations. The entire 2013 in-person assessment process must
be completed during January/February 2013, including any make-up
sessions or wait list sessions, in order to select Finalists
on or around mid-March 2013. Please note, locations and date are
subject to change:
NOTE: No electronic devices allowed in building. Nearest
MARTA stop is Five Points Station. Parking in building is
$14. After going through lobby security, go to Conference Room 9B
(9th Floor), look for "PMF Registration" signs.
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
75 Spring Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
- February 5-8
- February 11-19
Burr Ridge Conference Center
7040 High Grove Blvd
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
- January 8-11
- January 14-18
- January 22-25
Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
500 N. Sam Houston Pkwy East
Houston, TX 77060
Los Angeles, CA:
Manhattan Beach Marriott
1400 Parkview Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
- February 12-15
- February 19-20
Federal Aviation Administration
2895 SW 145th Avenue
Miramar, FL 33027
- January 23-25
- January 28-February 1
Washington, DC Metro Area:
State Department - 44 Annex
METRO RAIL: Federal Center SW
301 4th St, SW
Washington, DC 20547
- January 7-11
- January 15-18
- January 23-25
- January 28-31
- February 4-8
- February 11-15
- February 19-22*
- February 25-March 1*
*Make-up and/or wait listed sessions for Washington,
DC, may be conducted at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) headquarters at 1900 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20415.
Exact location will be included in the confirmation
Semi-Finalists may want to allow ample time for arrival and use
an on-line mapping service for directions. No assessments are
conducted on Federal holidays or weekends. Some locations may be
different for make-up sessions; which will be identified in the
Applicants who requested a reasonable accommodation for either
the on-line or in-person assessment during the application process
will be contacted individually. Please see additional information
under the Become A PMF\Eligibility\Equal
Opportunity Employment section. Applicants who make such a
request will be asked to submit supporting documentation.
Those applicants needing a reasonable accommodation for the
on-line assessment will be instructed to NOT proceed with the
on-line assessment until contacted by the PMF Program Office.
Applicants can proceed with the rest of their application but
should NOT submit the application until they have completed the
on-line assessment. As a reminder, the on-line assessment is
un-timed and un-proctored.
To prepare for the assessment process, check out the PMF
Assessment Preparation Guide
we've put together to
help you get ready. The Guide will only be available during the
application and assessment cycle.