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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 Public Safety Human Resource Delivery Center (PSHRDC), Specialized PSP Placement Section with updated information at    

Questions regarding the Cadet selection process can be directed to the PSHRDC, Specialized PSP Placement Section via email at  

To speak with a recruiter, please visit

The Pennsylvania State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Selection Cycle 6016 

Applications submitted August 1, 2021 – February 1, 2022

The PSP has begun accepting applications for the 6016 selection cycle beginning on August 1, 2021.  Individuals wishing to participate in this selection cycle should complete an application at    Information regarding the written examination will be provided to eligible applicants at a later date.   

Selection Cycle 6015 

Applications submitted October 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 

Written examinations for the 6015 selection cycle concluded on October 9, 2021.  Written examination results were emailed to candidates advising of their eligibility to advance to the next step in the selection process - the PSP Cadet Oral Examination.  Eligible candidates have received further guidance related to scheduling of the oral examination. 

Oral Examinations are scheduled for November 19 – 23, 2021, in DuBois, Harrisburg, King of Prussia, Pittsburgh, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  Following the conclusion of the oral examination, applicants will be placed by final ranking on the 6015 eligibility list.  

Selection Cycle 6014

Applications submitted August 1, 2019 – September 9, 2020

Written and oral examinations for the 6014 selection cycle concluded in April 2021, with applicants receiving their final ranking on the eligibility list in May 2021.  Applicants ranked in the top 600 were referred to the polygraph examination in June 2021 for further processing.  Additional applicants ranked through 1183 were referred to the polygraph examination in July 2021.  The eligibility list will remain in effect until it is superseded by the 6015 Cadet eligibility list, tentatively scheduled for December 2021. 

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