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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 the position of State Police Cadet until 11:59 pm on June 30, 2019.  Online applications must be completed and accepted prior to the 11:59 pm deadline on June 30, 2019 to be considered for the 6013 testing 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 30, 2019 will be held for consideration for the 6014 selection cycle, projected to open on July 1, 2019.
 
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 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  The 6012 Cadet eligibility list will remain in effect until superseded by the 6013 Cadet eligibility list.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.

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