PSP Cadet Testing Announcements
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Cadet. Information regarding a specific selection cycle can be found below. Applicants are required to submit a new application for each selection cycle. Please be advised that Cadet selection procedures and timeframes are subject to change at any time based upon the needs of the Department.
Since applicants receive communications and updates by email, it is important that contact information is kept up to date. To update contact information, please contact the PSP Human Resource Office, Enlisted Placement Section with updated information at
Questions regarding the Cadet selection process can be directed to the PSP HR Office, Enlisted Placement Section via email at email@example.com
If you are a veteran and are interested in learning more about claiming veteran's preference, please visit the following website at
www.employment.pa.gov - Additional Information and FAQs then click on the box labeled "Veterans' Preference" in the center of the page. Please send your military documents to firstname.lastname@example.org for review. After applying, please submit your military documents to email@example.com.
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Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
Selection Cycle 6020
Applications submitted November 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024
The PSP began accepting applications for the 6020 Cadet selection cycle on November 1, 2023. Individuals wishing to participate in this selection cycle should complete an application at employment.pa.gov. The written examination will be open through February 7, 2024. When submitting your application, please carefully review your name and address provided to ensure it is identical to the form of identification you will present at the testing facility. Discrepancies in identifying information between your submitted application and your form of identification will result in denied admittance to the written examination. In order to request any changes to your personal information submitted on your application, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection Cycle 6019
Applications submitted August 28, 2023 – October 24, 2023
The written examination concluded on October 31, 2023 for the 6019 selection cycle. Final results will be emailed to candidates the week of November 20, 2023.
Appointments from this list will be made as early as June 2024.
Selection Cycle 6018
Applications submitted February 1, 2023 – July 31, 2023
Pennsylvania State Police Cadet Oral Examinations will not be administered for this cycle. Final results were emailed to candidates on August 25, 2023. Applicants ranked in the top 904 were selected to move forward to the poly-prep sessions, for further processing.
Appointments from this list will be made as early as February 2024.
Additional Information (PDF)
Cadet Medical InformationCadet Essential Job FunctionsCadet Physical Readiness TestingCadet Personal AppearanceCadet TrainingCadet Oral Interview Candidate Preparation GuidePSP Cadet and LEOT Written Examination Prep GuidePSP Formal Application for EmploymentPearson VUE PSP Candidate Handbook