Begin Main Content Area

PSP Cadet Testing Annoucements

Applications submitted July 1, 2018 to Present - selection cycle 6013:

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is currently accepting applications for the position of State Police Cadet until 11:59 pm on June 15, 2019. Online applications must be completed and accepted prior to the 11:59 pm deadline on June 15, 2019 to be considered for the 6013 selection cycle. Applicants in the 6013 Cadet selection cycle will be processed for Cadet classes that begin no earlier than March 2020. Applications received after 11:59 pm on June 15, 2019 will be held for consideration for the 6014 selection cycle.

PSP will offer the written examination on a weekly basis, beginning February 1, 2019, at computer-based testing centers throughout Pennsylvania. Qualified applicants will be permitted to take the written examination once during the 6013 Cadet selection cycle. The last day to take the written examination for the 6013 cycle is June 29, 2019. Results for the written examination will be emailed to applicants no later than August 16, 2019.
 
Qualified applicants for the position of PSP Cadet will be instructed on how to register to take the entry-level law enforcement examination upon successful application. Others who attempt to register, who have not been pre-qualified by PSP, will be denied. Directions, parking, office hours, walk-in testing, and other details for the test centers can be found at: 
 
https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx.

A Written Examination Preparation Guide, list of Frequently Asked Questions, and instructions for submitting Veterans’ Preference Points can be found at:

https://www.psp.pa.gov/employment/Pages/PSP-Cadet-Testing-Announcements.aspx  

Since qualified candidates will receive written examination results by email, it is important that contact information is current. To update contact information, candidates may log back into the application using their email address and password.

Questions related to the written examination should be referred to the Public Safety Human Resource Delivery Center, Specialized PSP Placement Section (SPPS), by email at ra-entrylevelexam@pa.gov.  

Applications submitted January 3, 2018 to June 30, 2018 - selection cycle 6012

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) entry-level law enforcement written examination for the position of Cadet was administered in August 2018 and an oral examination concluded in October 2018.  Rankings were announced via email.
 
Questions related to the written and oral examination should be referred to the Public Safety Human Resource Delivery Center, Specialized PSP Placement Section (SPPS), by email at ra-entrylevelexam@pa.gov.
 
Applicants ranked on the 6012 Cadet eligibility list may be invited for further processing in rank order, according to the Department’s needs.  The 6012 Cadet eligibility list will remain in effect until superseded by the 6013 Cadet eligibility list.

Applications submitted January 3, 2017 to January 2, 2018 – selection cycle 6011

Candidates from the 6011 selection cycle who received a conditional offer of employment and were invited to Physical Readiness Processing will continue processing until appointed to a Cadet class or disqualified.

The 6011 eligibility list has been superseded by the 6012 eligibility list.  Candidates from the 6011 selection cycle who have not received a conditional offer of employment will not be processed.  To be considered for each new eligibility list, applicants are required to submit a new application for each testing cycle.

​The Pennsylvania State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PDF.gifCadet Medical Information
PDF.gifCadet Essential Job Functions
PDF.gif Cadet Personal Appearance
PDF.gif Cadet Physical Readiness Testing
PDF.gif Cadet Training
PDF.gif Applicant Background Screening Booklet
PDF.gif PSP Cadet and LEOT Written Examination Prep Guide
PDF.gif PSP Formal Application for Employment
PDF.gif Veterans Preference Points Instructions