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Trooper Career arrow Cadet Testing & Hiring Process

Effective August 1, 2015 the WSP is excited to be partnering with Public Safety Testing for our Trooper Cadet written and physical exams.

Our testing process consists of four phases. Click one of the buttons below to jump to the phase you're interested in learning more about. See the bottom of this page for Information for Out of State Applicants.

Phase 1 Testing Phase 2 Testing Phase 3 Testing Phase 4 Testing

Phase One - Written/ Physical Fitness Exam

Please refer to Public Safety Testing for further details and information.

Phase Two - Polygraph/ Background

Phase Two consists of a pre-employment polygraph examination and an extensive background investigation.

Dress Code:

Background Packet:

Polygraph Examination

Background Investigation

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Phase Three - Interview

Applicants will be notified if they qualified to advance to Phase Three - Interview.

The interview consists of general personal background questions and situational questions requiring the applicant to formulate a response to solve or deal with a given problem.

Dress Code:

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Phase Four - Psychological/ Medical Exam

Dress Code:

Phase Four consists of the following:

All applicants are required to provide evidence of a current Tuberculosis Skin Test (TB - at your own expense).

Out of State Applicants

If you are outside of Washington State and interested in testing for the Washington State Patrol, please follow the instructions listed on Public Safety Testing's Out of State webpage https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/outofstate to set up a test in your area!

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