The Transportation Security Administration requires all applicants to pass a number of different tests, depending on which position they are applying for. Some of these tests include an aptitude test, a test of the person's English skills, a physical ability test and a color-based vision test.Continue Reading
The English proficiency and aptitude test is a computer-based test, which checks an applicant's ability to read, write and speak English. The aptitude test also examines a person's ability to properly interpret X-rays, and whether they can spot potential weapons.
The TSA also requires all applicants to undergo a structured interview, during which the applicant's decision-making abilities are assessed. The interview examines the applicant's ability to interact with the general public and work as part of a team.
Although the application instructions and individual assessments are different depending on the position being applied for, all TSA applicants are required to undergo a background investigation and a drug and alcohol screening test.
After being hired, all new TSA employees must undergo 120 hours of classroom and on-the-job training through the TSA Online Learning Center. During this training period, the individual must pass numerous other tests, in addition to those he took during the hiring process.Learn more about Career Aspirations