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  • Congratulations! Welcome to Your Pre-Employment Skills Training

    Getting Started. 4 Steps to Success! 

    All applicants applying for a full-time entry level position with the USPS must take and pass the Virtual Entry Assessment (VEA). Remember, the higher you score on the official assessment, the sooner and more likely you are to be hired. We have provided a 4 step process to get you prepared to succeed: 

    Step 1: Preparing For Your Virtual Entry Assessment -  This practice Virtual Entry Assessment, formerly known as the Personality Assessment, will help you get familiar with the types of questions that will be asked on the official Virtual Entry Assessment. Consistency is key!    

    Step 2: Virtual Skills Training - This section will allow you to familiarize yourself with the skills needed to perform the Mail Carrier duties.   Each skill will have 4 levels that must be completed. Each level will increase in difficulty, so once you pass Level 1, you will be allowed access to Level 2. 

    Step 3: Virtual Skills Exam Simulator- These timed, skill based, assessments will simulate the 4 skill sets needed to succeed as a USPS employee. These assessments may be taken an UNLIMITED amount of times until you are ready to apply for an entry-level position.

    Step 4: Applying For a Position: Once you are comfortable with the VEA 474 and skill training, move forward with application process. Use the resources available in this section to help guide you through the application process or give one of our customer care specialists a call.

    GET STARTED!

    MAIL CARRIER 


    • Virtual Entry Assessment 474

      Virtual Entry Assessment 474 (VEA 474)

      In order to be considered for an entry-level Mail Carrier position, you must take the Virtual Entry Assessment 474. The questions are designed to give the USPS a picture of the type of person you are. It is very useful in telling the USPS about your personality, your behavioral tendencies, your learning style, your values, ethics, and moral standards.

      A job at the USPS is a position of trust. Employees of the USPS handle the personal mail and packages of millions of people. You should take the practice assessment well in advance in order to understand the types of questions you might be asked and the types of answers that are suggested.


      CLICK BUTTON BELOW TO START ASSESSMENT

      TAKE PRACTICE VIRTUAL ENTRY ASSESSMENT 474

      WATCH THIS VIDEO TO GET STARTED!

    • Virtual Skills Training

      Address Checking

      Identifying errors in addresses is a key skill for postal workers. One of the main responsibilities of theirs is to make sure every piece of mail reaches its correct recipient. The address checking section will test your ability to compare two (2) lists of addresses quickly and accurately. The first address will show a “Correct Address” that contains addresses and ZIP codes, and the second address will show a “Address to be Corrected” address next to it, which contains addresses and ZIP Codes that could have errors.  You will be tested on your speed & accuracy. There will be 5 levels for the address checking section: 


      Novice – 10 Questions 

      Adv. Beginner – 15 Questions (8 Seconds per. Question w/ 80% Threshold)

      Competent – 20 Questions (5.5 Seconds per. Question w/ 80% Threshold)

      Proficient – 25 Questions (4 Seconds per. Question w/ 85% Threshold)

      Expert – 30 Questions (3 Seconds per. Question w/ 90% Threshold)


      GET STARTED!
      •  Competent (Address Checking) Quiz
        Restricted Not available unless: You achieve a required score in Advance Beginner (Address Checking)
      •  Proficient (Address Checking) Quiz
        Restricted Not available unless: You achieve a required score in Competent (Address Checking)
      •  Expert (Address Checking) Quiz
        Restricted Not available unless: You achieve a required score in Proficient (Address Checking)
    • Virtual Skills Training

      Forms Completion

      The forms completion section involves answering questions about specific information entered on to U.S.P.S. forms, such as Passport applications, Certificate of Bulk Mailing, and more. This will test your ability to identify the correct information needed to complete forms that are used daily by postal employees. 

      (Keep in mind, the forms on this simulator are NOT copies of official USPS forms.)


      Novice – 10 Questions

      Adv. Beginner – 15 Questions (7 minutes total per attempt w/ 80% Threshold)

      Competent – 20 Questions (6 minutes total per attempt w/ 80% Threshold)

      Proficient – 25 Questions (4 minutes 30 seconds total per attempt w/ 85% Threshold)

      Expert – 30 Questions (4 minutes total per attempt w/ 90% Threshold)


      GET STARTED!
      •  Competent (Forms Completion) Quiz
        Restricted Not available unless: You achieve a required score in Advance Beginner (Forms Completion)
      •  Proficient (Forms Completion) Quiz
        Restricted Not available unless: You achieve a required score in Competent (Forms Completion)
      •  Expert (Forms Completion) Quiz
        Restricted Not available unless: You achieve a required score in Proficient (Forms Completion)
    • Virtual Skills Training

      Coding & Memory

      Part of a postal worker's day-to-day duties will be handling packages and making sure they are set to their specific routes. With setting corresponding routes, workers must be precise on matching correct addresses. Keep in mind, the addresses will NOT include city, state, or zip-code. Coding also puts your ability to analyze sets of addresses into practice. You will be given sets of addresses with the ability to analyze which routes they correspond to.


      Novice – 10 Questions 

      Adv. Beginner – 15 Questions (6 Seconds per. Question w/ 80% Threshold)

      Competent – 20 Questions (5.5 Seconds per. Question w/ 80% Threshold)

      Proficient – 25 Questions (4 Seconds per. Question w/ 85% Threshold)

      Expert (Memory) – 12 Questions (3 Minutes w/ 90% Threshold)


      GET STARTED!
      •  Competent (Coding) Quiz
        Restricted Not available unless: You achieve a required score in Advance Beginner (Coding)
      •  Proficient (Coding) Quiz
        Restricted Not available unless: You achieve a required score in Competent (Coding)
      •  Expert (Memory) Quiz
        Restricted Not available unless: You achieve a required score in Proficient (Coding)
    • Virtual Skills Comprehensive Exam

      CONGRATULATIONS!!!

      CONGRATULATIONS!!! On making it to the comprehensive skill simulator! In this section, we are going to put the skills that it takes to be an efficient postal worker to the test. This comprehensive simulator will consist of questions from Address Checking, Forms Completion, & Coding.

      Please be sure to take your time on reading the questions. Always read the answer choices first before you second guess yourself. In this simulator, you will have 150 questions with 45 minutes.

      GET STARTED!

      VIRTUAL SKILLS COMPREHENSIVE EXAM 


      •  VIRTUAL SKILLS COMPREHENSIVE EXAM Quiz
        Restricted Not available unless:
        • You achieve a required score in Competent (Address Checking)
        • You achieve a required score in Competent (Forms Completion)
        • You achieve a required score in Competent (Coding)
    • Applying For A Position

      YOU TOO CAN BE HIRED IN AS LITTLE AS 14 DAYS!


      Ready to Apply for a Postal Position?

      You can apply for more than one position. Please be aware that you will have to complete more than just one Assessment (VEA). Please pay close attention to your email correspondence. They will email you further instructions as well as a link to the assessment.

      You must have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment opportunities, examinations, interviews and background checks will be conveyed by email.

      1: CREATE E CAREER PROFILE
      2: SEARCH JOBS
      3: APPLY FOR A POSITION
      4: THE INTERVIEW


      We love to hear about applicants get hired. You can qualify to receive a rebate up to $50.00 back just for sharing your story with Job Support Services.  Once you are hired, you may initiate your request for a Rebate.  Registered members must provide proof of employment and complete 3 reviews to receive the full rebate. (Rebates cannot exceed the amount of your registration)