COVID-related testing information:

Testing candidates: Most Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) are open for exam delivery. We also continue to deliver exams to any third-party test centers (PVTC and PVTC Selects) with the ability to operate, though some may be operating at limited or changed capacity based on their own discretion or in response to government mandates.

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New York State Police

New York State Police

Mission

The New York State Police has a long and proud history of serving the citizens of New York since 1917. Our mission, to serve, protect and defend the people of New York, while preserving the rights and dignity of all, has remained constant from our inception. 

Diversity and inclusion throughout our workforce are paramount to the operational needs and practices of the NYSP. We embrace and honor this responsibility, and we strive to ensure that our employees treat every person with respect, dignity and fairness, without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or socio-economic status.

Exam Authorization and Scheduling

Before you can schedule your written examination appointment, you must first submit an online application with the New York State Police and meet the applicable eligibility requirements. You will not be able to schedule your exam until Pearson VUE receives authorization from the NYSP. Once you are authorized, you will receive an authorization to test email from Pearson VUE that will provide instructions on how to schedule your exam. This email will be sent to the email address provided on your application.

Individuals who have not completed an application and are interested in pursuing a career with the New York State Police are encouraged to visit the website www.joinstatepolice.ny.gov.

Additional information on scheduling and what to expect when you report to the test center can be found in the NYSP Candidate Handbook (Opens in new window, Adobe Acrobat required to view PDF).

Download a study guide for the examination (Opens in new window, Adobe Acrobat required to view PDF).

Contact Information

New York State Police Member Hiring Unit
1220 Washington Avenue, Bldg. 22
Albany, New York 12226
Email: NYSPMemberHiring@Troopers.NY.Gov

Last updated 2021-11-22