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POST has provided presenters of its certified basic courses with access to Internet-based testing software, known as the Testing Management and Assessment System (TMAS). This system supports on-line testing only and is used to deliver and score comprehensive tests.

User Authorization

Each presenter is authorized to have up to 2 local TMAS Program Administrators. If additional administrators are required, a written request must be made, with justification, to Jennifer Hardesty. Each administrator must meet the following criteria: 

  1. be specifically designated by the presenter to use TMAS; 
  2. have a signed POST Test Use and Security Agreement Acknowledgement Form on file, and 
  3. have completed POST-provided TMAS operator training.

Test Contents for Basic Courses


TMAS Naming Convention

Presenters are required to name classes using the Course Control Number, Presentation Number and their 3 letter TMAS ID. For questions about naming a class, please contact Jennifer Hardesty.

Cut-Off Scores

The current passing standard (cut off score) for each required comprehensive test is available via the TMAS system.

Questions about the passing scores should be directed to Jennifer Hardesty at (916) 227-3917.