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PSP Cadet Testing Announcements

Applications submitted August 1, 2019 – February 15, 2020 - selection cycle 6014:

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will begin accepting applications for the position of State Police Cadet for the 6014 selection cycle on August 1, 2019.  The 6014 cycle will close at 11:59 pm on February 15, 2020.  Applicants in the 6014 Cadet selection cycle will be processed for Cadet classes that begin no earlier than January 2021.

PSP will offer the written examination on a weekly basis at computer-based testing centers throughout Pennsylvania beginning October 4, 2019. Qualified applicants will be permitted to take the written examination once during the 6014 Cadet selection cycle. The last day to take the written examination for the 6014 cycle will be February 29, 2020.  Results for the written examination will be emailed to applicants no later than March 27, 2020.
 
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.

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-pypsdcentrylevel@pa.gov.  

Applications submitted July 1, 2018 to July 15, 2019 - selection cycle 6013:

The 6013 Cadet selection cycle closed on July 15, 2019.  Applicants in the 6013 Cadet selection cycle will be processed for Cadet classes that begin no earlier than May 2020.

Results for the written examination were emailed to applicants on August 9, 2019.  Written examination results are not available online.  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 August 16, 2019 may contact ra-pypsdcentrylevel@pa.gov to request a duplicate notice. 

Candidates who achieved a passing score on the written test have been invited to the oral examinations, scheduled to take place Friday, September 27 through Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

An Oral 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.  Candidates may send updated contact information directly to the Public Safety Human Resource Delivery Center, Specialized PSP Placement Section (SPPS), by email at ra-pypsdcentrylevel@pa.gov.  

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-pypsdcentrylevel@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-pypsdcentrylevel@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.

​The Pennsylvania State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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