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Trooper Applicant Processing Steps
The Oregon State Police is currently working through modifications to the Entry Level Testing (ELT) Process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be notified via email of the newly adopted ELT process and information will be updated when it becomes available.

Recruit Processing Steps:


Follow the link on the left to the online application.

Entry Level Test:

Each application opening is tied to a specific Entry Level Test date.  If you cannot attend the Entry Level Test that you have been scheduled for, please re-apply at the next opening of our application.

Applicants will be screened, utilizing test information, as well as their personal history information.  Any information withheld or found to be untruthful is grounds for immediate closure of a file.  

Background Investigation:
Applicants who move forward to the background investigation phase will receive materials to complete and return to the Sworn Applicant Processing Section.  Background investigations take between three to eight weeks to complete depending on their individual complexity and geographic location. Results of investigations are for Oregon State Police use only, and are confidential.  To review the list of required documents needed during the background investigation, please review the Advanced Notice document. 
Final Selection:
The entire applicant packet, including testing and screening, the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the results of the background investigation, will be reviewed. Hiring decisions are based on a complete review of the candidate and not on a numerical ranking.

Appointment Process:
An applicant who receives and accepts a Recruit Trooper position must pass a medical examination, psychological examination, drug screening test, and updated records check (driving record, computerized criminal history, LEDS/NCIC).  The applicant will also be fingerprinted. 

Command Level Interview:
Applicants will meet with Commanders for a formal interview prior to finalizing their appointment as a recruit.

The Superintendent has final approval on all appointments.