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Becoming a getbadged member

No-Cost Membership


Applicants looking to join our ECL are required to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Actively seeking a FT position as a police officer,

  2. Meet the Minimum Requirements as outlined,

  3. Register for, and pass, a PES sponsored entry exam for the role of police officer, and

  4. If an agency that you are applying to requires a passing Physical Abilities Test (PAT), you will be required to register and pass the PAT with our certified PAT instructor.

Minimum Requirements:

Below is a list of the standard set of requirements used by MA police departments. To be eligible for PES's ECL, you must meet the requirements below.

  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States as a police officer

  • High School Graduate/GED Equivalent. Candidates possessing higher education degrees may receive hiring preference.

  • Be a United States citizen (birth or naturalized).

  • Be at least 21 years old by the date of appointment.

  • Must have an active Massachusetts driver's license.
  • Be a Non-Smoker and remain a Non-Smoker.

  • Residency requirement: This is requirement set by the individual agency. If the department to which you are applying has a residency requirement it will be noted on their requirements section.

  • Ability to obtain a valid Firearms License to Carry.

  • Must have passed the PES written exam.

  • If required by the hiring agency, you must successfully pass the Physical Abilities Test (PAT), in order to meet their PAT requirement. PES will facilitate  the fitness test through our certified PAT instructor. Dates will be posted on the PES homepage

  • Have the ability to pass a thorough background and psychological examination prior to employment.

  • Must pass interstate criminal and a driver's history.

  • Must pass oral interviews.

  • Must pass medical examination.

  • No tattoos on the neck, hands, or face.

To Enroll in the PES ECL:

NEW PES Candidates and/or candidates looking to retest to join the ECL

For NEW candidates, or for candidates looking to retest to join PES's ECL, please register by using the link below. You will have your choice of several exam dates/times.

Our commitment to you: Police Exam Solutions is eager to assist you in navigating your way toward becoming a successful police officer. Our staff are readily available to help with your questions or concerns. .


We highly encourage you to read the ECL Terms & Conditions so you are fully informed of the Fine Print.

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