National Peace Officer Selection Test (NPOST)


Entrance Test

  All applicants are required to pass the NPOST exam to be accepted into the Law Enforcement Academy. It can take two to three weeks to get the results back so it’s very important to take this test as soon as you can to allow time for a retake if necessary.
  • $30 at WSU Testing Centers, fees vary at other schools
  • Government or state issued picture ID required
  • Scores do not expire
  • Can be taken at any of the listed locations
  This is an academic test (similar to a high school equivalency exam). It consists of math, reading comprehension, grammar, and an “incident report” writing section.
  • This is a timed test, each section is timed separately
  • Must receive 70% in each of the four sections to receive a passing score
  • Call 801-395-3412
  A study guide is available for $5 at the WSU Student Services Testing Center and the Hurst Center on the Ogden Campus or the Testing Center at the Davis Campus.

It is recommended that you call ahead as some location limit the test to certain days and/or specific times.