HRD's policy is to allow Initial Hire PATs only for those individuals whose hiring departments have scheduled a test with HRD in advance.
HOW TO SCHEDULE A POLICE/FIRE PAT
Email PAT@massmail.state.ma.us or call (617) 727-3777, extension 29756 for scheduling needs or questions regarding site or time availability.
To schedule an Initial Hire PAT the hiring department must submit a request for the next available Preview and/or PAT along with pages 1 and 6 of the candidate's completed medical examination forms to HRD at the above e-mail address . Requests must be submitted no later than 48 hours before the requested date of the Preview and/or PAT. Candidates are scheduled in the order in which they are received by this office. Once scheduled, the hiring department will receive confirmation of the candidate's test date(s) and test time(s) by e-mail.
Candidates appearing for a PAT who have not been scheduled in advance with HRD will not be allowed to test.