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PSP Cadet Testing Annoucements

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

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is currently accepting applications for State Police Cadet until 11:59 pm on December 31, 2018.  Online applications must be completed and accepted prior to the 11:59 pm deadline on December 31, 2018 in order to be considered for written testing in early 2019.  Applications received after 11:59 pm on December 31st will be held for consideration for the 6014 selection cycle, beginning on January 1, 2019.

At the end of the application period, qualified applicants for the position of PSP Cadet will be notified via email, with instructions on how to register with SCSC to take the entry-level law enforcement examination.  Others who attempt to register with SCSC, who have not been pre-qualified by PSP, will be denied.

The entry-level law enforcement examination for the position of Cadet will be administered by the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission (SCSC) at its computer-based testing centers throughout Pennsylvania.

Since qualified candidates will receive instructions 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 from Monday, August 6, 2018 through Saturday, August 18, 2018 and has now concluded.

Candidates who participated in the written examination will receive an email notification no later than September 7, 2018 indicating whether they will be invited to the oral examination or not. Candidates are encouraged to check "junk" or "spam" folders as the email originates from a resource account.  Candidates who do not receive an email by September 12, 2018 may contact ra-entrylevelexam@pa.gov  to request a duplicate notice.  Candidates are advised that written examination results are not available online.

Candidates who achieve a passing score on the written test will be invited to the oral examination, scheduled to take place Friday, September 28 through Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Qualified applicants may schedule the oral examination on the SCSC website  between 9:00 AM EDT September 14, 2018 and 9:00 AM EDT October 2, 2018.

Since qualified candidates receive communications by email, it is important that contact information is current. To update contact information, candidates should contact the Public Safety Human Resource Delivery Center, Specialized PSP Placement Section (SPPS) with updated information at ra-entrylevelexam@pa.gov.

Instructions for submitting Veteran's Preference Points as well as an oral examination study guide can be found at the bottom of this page.

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.

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 6010 eligibility list has been superseded by the 6011 eligibility list.  Candidates from the 6010 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.

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