Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sit for an exam more than once?

Yes. You are eligible to sit for any exam you have registered for.

We do not offer a Score Transfer feature so if you are interested in being considered by multiple departments, you must participate in the exam for those departments.

Do I need to pay the registration fee I am taking multiple exams?

Yes. You are responsible for the registration fee for each department you are applying to. We recognize it can get expensive if you apply to multiple agencies. That is why we highly encourage you to learn as much as possible about the department's for which you're considering employment. Educate yourself about the agency so you can make an informed decision. This is where you could spend the majority of your career, after all.

Can I find out how I ranked on the exam?

This is something we no longer provide to our candidates. Why? Well we found it was very misleading. In the past we have worked with cities/towns that gave points for certain qualifications and/or skills that a candidate possessed. This information was relayed to the candidates so there was absolute transparency, however it proved confusing for many folks.

For instance, if I ranked #5 with a score of 85% on the written exam, but I was not CPR certified, and only had my G.E.D., I was bumped to #36 because of the other candidates in my pool that had their Masters Degrees and a CPR certification.

Keep in mind that this scoring matrix is created on an individual city/town basis, and is typically revealed to candidates throughout the registration process.

Do you offer a study guide for your exam?

At this time, we do not offer a study guide for our exam. The reason being is that unlike other law enforcement entrance exams, our exam is different. It consists primarily of situational based scenario's and/or questions. For example, it asks questions to better determine who you are and how you would respond in certain situations, how you handle stress, and how you deal with supervisors, to name a few. These are not questions you can study for. What we tell our candidates is simple:

  • Get a good nights sleep the night before the exam,

  • Eat a nutritious breakfast before the exam,

  • Be Prepared! Have all your required documents/materials ready for exam day,

  • No what to bring and what not to bring,

  • And, Be On Time! Check-in starts at 8:15am. Doors close at 9:00am and there is absolutely NO admittance after 9:00am.

What is the passing grade for the exam?

Each town/city determines the pass/fail threshold for their exam. The determination is typically made once scores are in. You will be notified of the pass/fail score when your result is available to you.

Do you offer a make-up exam?

No. You must sit for the actual exam if you want to be considered by that department.

Military accommodations: We do our best to accommodate those serving our country. If you are interested in enrolling in an exam, but will be out of the country, we will do our best to work with you to find an alternate solution. Please contact our office directly to discuss your situation, or email us at


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