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 on the needs of the Department.

Since applicants receive communications and updates by email, contact information must be kept up to date. To update contact information, please contact the PSP Human Resource Office, Testing, Promotions and Transfers Section with updated information at

Questions regarding the Cadet selection process can be directed to the PSP HR Office, Officer Testing and Placement Section via email at

If you are a veteran and are interested in learning more about claiming veteran's preference, visit Additional Information and FAQs then click on the box labeled "Veterans' Preference" in the center of the page. Please send your military documents to for review. After applying, please submit your military documents to​.

To speak with a recruiter, please visit

The 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 6021

Applications submitted February 12, 2024 – April 30, 2024

The PSP began accepting applications for the 6021 Cadet selection cycle on February 12, 2024. Individuals wishing to participate in this selection cycle should complete an application at The written examination will be open through May 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. To request any changes to your personal information submitted on your application, please contact our office at

Selection Cycle 6020 

Applications submitted November 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024

The written examination concluded on February 7, 2024, or the 6020 selection cycle. Final results were emailed to candidates on February 28, 2024.  

Appointments from this list will be made as early as November 2024.

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

The written examination concluded on August 8, 2023, for the 6018 selection cycle.  Final results were emailed to candidates on August 25, 2023. 

Appointments from this list were made as early as February 2024.​

Additional Information (PDF)

Cadet Medical Information
Cadet Essential Job Functions
Cadet Physical Readiness Testing
Cadet Personal Appearance
Cadet Training
Cadet Oral Interview Candidate Preparation Guide
PSP Cadet and LEOT Written Examination Prep Guide
PSP Formal Application for Employment
Pearson VUE PSP Candidate Handbook