Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Careers

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers strive to make Washington roadways the safest in the nation. Through education and enforcement, the mission of the division is to ensure compliance of the commercial motor vehicle regulations in order to protect resources, prevent accidents, and save lives.


$3,905 – $5,116 per month
$46,860 – $61,392 a year

CVEO 2 (Lead Worker)
$4,304 – $5,645 per month
$51,648 – $67,740 a year

CVEO 3 (Supervisor)
$4,991 – $6,544 per month
$59,892 – $78,528 a year

CVEO 4 (Program Manager)
$5,789 – $7,591 per month
$69,468 – $91,092 a year

Continuing Education
We will pay for you to continue pursuing your degree.

Health Insurance
WSP offers more health care
options than almost any other
employer in the state.

Retirement Plan
CVEOs can choose between
the Public Safety Employees Retirement
System Plan 2 or 3.

Loan Forgiveness

WSP Employees may also be qualified for the U.S. Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for student loans.


Must be a U.S. Citizen

High school graduate or equivalent

At least 21 years of age

Valid un-restricted, non probationary WA State driver’s license

No felonies or DUIs

Moral character

Good communications skills

Creative problem solving skills

Passion for helping others

Pass background investigation

Pass polygraph


Step One Apply and Interview
Complete the following: Online application, employment profile, and take an exam at You are allowed to take the test twice in a 12 month period with at least 30 days between tests.


Step Two Background and Polygraph
Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment polygraph examination, and be approved for employment after a thorough background investigation.


Step Three Psychological and Medical Exams
A conditional offer of employment is made to the successful applicant at this point. The applicant must then pass a department psychological examination and interview; then pass a departmental medical examination.

Contact Us

To talk to a recruiter call (509) 543-3320. For further assistance once you have submitted your application call or email Yvette Fabregas (360) 704-2308 or Darlonna Vaughan (360) 704-2313.

Training Program

The applicant selected will be required to complete a phased training program designed to ensure the employee is proficient in Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspection of commercial motor vehicles (CMV), as well as demonstrate proficiency in officer safety. During phases 1 and 2, the employee will serve a probationary or trial service period. The probationary or trial period of each employee will be considered complete no more than six (6) months after completion of the CVEO Basic Academy or twelve (12) months from appointment date, whatever comes later. The CVSA Training is a federally managed training program. Candidates who fail this training may be granted one retest, and failure of the retest is grounds for termination.


Phase One of the training will consist of on-the-job training at eventual work sites. During this training the employee will work under the direct supervision of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer (CVEO) 1s to develop a basic understanding of the process of inspecting CMV.


Phase Two of the training will consist of the attendance at CVEO Basic Training. This eleven to thirteen week training program is held at the Washington State Patrol Academy in Shelton and is designed to train the employee on those job skills necessary to perform the duties of CVEO1. This includes first aid, firearms training, defensive tactics, as well as training in CVSA inspection procedures.


Phase Three of the training will consist of supervised inspections at the assigned work site. Upon completion of 32 supervised CMV inspections the employee will be certified as a CVEO1.


By the end of training, armed CVEO1s will be able to conduct physical inspections of commercial vehicles and their payload for conformity to size, weight, and load restrictions; safety and mechanical requirements as determined by state and federal laws, rules and requirements. They are also responsible for the inspection of the driver records for conformity to licensing, log book, and permits as determined by state and federal laws, rules and requirements, and more!