Emergency Communication Testing - National Testing Network (NTN)

National Testing Network (NTN) Test:

To request a Voucher to take the Pre-Employment Emergency Communication test at no cost to you, please email us at: FCSOHR@franklincountyohio.gov.

We currently use the National Testing Network (NTN) Company to administer all of our pre-employment testing. You will need to take and pass the Emergency Communication test. For your convenience, you can go to their website and schedule at one of their many testing centers or on their virtual proctor platform.

Interested candidates must register with the National Testing Network (NTN), click here to be directed to their website, sign up for a testing date, and complete the pre-employment exam. Candidates who pass the pre-employment examination will be contacted directly by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Human Resource Department to apply with our office and complete a personal history questionnaire (PHQ). 

Applicants are reminded that providing false information and non-disclosure of information requested at any point in the process is grounds for removal from the hiring process.

Although NTN allows candidates to test every six (6) months, candidate scores are only accepted by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office once per calendar year.


Schedule for Emergency Communication Test:

  • Go to the National Testing Network website or click here.
  • Select the “Emergency Communication” tab on the main home page or at the top of your page, click on “Find Jobs” and select “Emergency Communication".
  • ​On the left-hand side of your screen select, “Choose Your Department”; make sure the “Job Class” tab is “Emergency Communication Positions”. Pick “Ohio”, click the blue “Update” tab. This will take you to another screen that lists all agencies in Ohio that are accepting test scores.
  • Select “Franklin County Sheriff’s Office”, click the red “Continue” button on the left-hand side of the page. Once you have selected “Continue” a box will appear asking if you would like to select any additional departments to send your scores to. If you are only selecting FCSO, click on “That’s All I Want".
  • The next screen you will see, “Do you Qualify”? scroll down to the bottom, if you qualify, make sure you selected “I qualify. Continue”. Then click the red “Continue” button on the bottom left hand side of the page.
  • Select where you want to take the test or if you want, select the "Virtual Testing" options. Please note: The NTN has testing sites all over the United States and they also have virtual testing (all times Pacific Standard Time). Once you have made your testing location selection, click the red “Continue” button on the bottom left hand side of the page.
  • Select the testing date and time convenient to your schedule.  Once you have selected your testing date and time, you will confirm the test information and cost.
  • If you have not logged into the NTN website, you will need to do so on this login page and follow the additional prompts to complete signing up for the pre-employment examination.


Candidates are highly encouraged to send current test scores to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, as the office has generously offered to cover the fee for candidates to transfer their NTN scores.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact NTN Candidate support at 855-821-3761. 


If you have problems with the National Testing Network website, please contact them. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has no access to their website testing schedules.


To request a Voucher to take the Pre-Employment Emergency Communication test at no cost to you, please email us at: FCSOHR@franklincountyohio.gov.