National Police Officer Selection Test

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 receive your results. Plan accordingly and take it early 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 equivalence 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

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. There is also an online version available at:

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

Approved Locations