Upon successful completion of our online pre-screen questionnaire, candidates are able to schedule an appointment to take the written exam using our online scheduling calendar. You can check for available testing dates, and schedule the exam yourself. All candidates must appear in person, professionally dressed and with valid government-issued photo identification. No resume is required at this time.
The written examination is an aptitude and biometric assessment to evaluate your fitness for a career in law enforcement. The examination consists of 2 sections: a 10-minute, timed vocabulary test; and an untimed section, containing 225 questions based on you, your personality, past experiences, and additional questions of this nature. The examination typically takes approximately 2 hours to complete, and there is no study guide available to prepare. Your test results are valid for one year from the date of the exam. We do not accept test scores from outside agencies.
Candidates who are unsuccessful on the written exam may re-apply three months from their testing date.
Successful candidates will proceed through the process to the Physical Agility Test (PAT).
You can take an Introduction to Law Enforcement and Physical Conditioning for Basic Academy Students course through Moreno Valley College. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Sheriff's Ben Clark Training Center for one semester. It's a great way to experience academy physical training and to meet training staff.
|At least 18 years of age at time of application|
|Eligible to work in U.S.|
|Ability to obtain California Driver License|
|U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D., or equivalent|