Test Schedule

Can an applicant take the written exam multiple times?

Yes, applicants are allowed to take the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) exam more than once. However, before an applicant can retest, the applicant must wait for a period of one month (30 calendar days). This waiting period applies even if the exam is taken through a different department/agency than the original exam.

Information on the POST (PELLETB) can be found at: POST Entry-Level Test Battery

Written Test Examination

All cadet testing is done at the Division level.  Where you test has nothing to do with where you might be assigned if you graduate from the CHP Academy. 

The CHP Map (PDF) can be used to help applicants find the Division they live in and should test in.

A detailed explanation of how assignments are made can be found in the  Frequently Asked Questions.

The CHP accepts applications on a continuous basis. Please note the time period and Division you apply to will dictate when and where you will test for the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) and the Post Pellet-B written exam. Notifications will be sent by Division recruiters to applicants, keeping them updated on the testing schedule and hiring process. Please make sure all contact information on  your profile is accurate and up to date to ensure proper delivery of notifications.

To view current schedule click here: Cadet Applicant Submission and Testing Schedule (PDF)


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