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Optional National Police Officer Selection Test (NPOST)

As of April 1, 2020, the National Police Officer Selection Test (NPOST) is no longer required for acceptance into the academy.
However, some law enforcement agencies may still require the NPOST as part of their hiring processes. If you would like to take the test, review the details below.

NPOST General Information

The NPOST is similar to a high school equivalency exam. It is a timed test that:
  • Consists of four sections, including math, reading comprehension, grammar and incident report writing (each section is timed separately)
  • Requires a minimum of 70% in each of the four sections to pass (scores do not expire)
Study guides are available for purchase online.

Testing Information/Locations

The NPOST can be taken at any of the approved locations (see below). Call ahead for more information about closures (due to COVID-19) and to see which days/or specific times the locations offer the exam.

The NPOST fee at WSU's Testing Centers is $30 (fees vary at other locations).

Bring your government or state-issued picture ID with you to the testing location.
WSU Student Services Building
3885 West Campus Dr.
Ogden, Utah 84403
WSU Davis
2750 University Park Blvd.
Layton, Utah 84041
Davis Technical College
550 E. 300 S.
Kaysville, Utah 84037
Bridgerland Technical College
1301 N. 600 W.
Logan, Utah 84321
Salt Lake Community College, South City
1575 S. State St., Room 2-187
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Uintah Basin Technical College, Roosevelt
110 E. Lagoon St.
Roosevelt, Utah 84066
Uintah Basin Technical College, Vernal
450 N. 2000 W.
Vernal, Utah 84078
Utah Valley University
1165 W. 800 S.
Orem, Utah 84058
USU Eastern
451 E. 400 N.
Price, Utah 84501
USU Blanding
576 W. 200 S.
Blanding, Utah 84511
Southern Utah University
351 W. Center St. #169
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Dixie State University
225 S. 700 E.
St. George, Utah 84770
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