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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

National Police Officer Selection Test (NPOST)

The NPOST has four separately timed sections. The first three — math, reading comprehension, and grammar — use multiple-choice and true/false formats. The fourth section, incident report writing, requires you to write answers in complete sentences. The test takes about 1.5 hours and cost $30.

Prior knowledge of law or law enforcement is not necessary to answer the questions. You can practice by reviewing the study guide and sample questions and this study guide PDF.

Taking the test

You can take the test at the South City Campus.

The test is given BOTH by appointment and on a walk-in basis at South City Campus.

Schedule an Appointment

South City Campus

  • The NPOST is offered BOTH by appointment and on a walk-in basis. Appointments are offered Monday - Friday and walk-ins are available on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS only starting at 5:30 p.m.

  • Walk-in testing is proctored at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, except when SLCC is closed. Appointment times varied - please check online.

    Notice: Please note that it takes a minimum of 10 minutes to check-in. All prospective examinees must arrive in the testing center by no later than 5:20 p.m. with their registration form filled out and payment slip in hand.

  • You should arrive 30 minutes early to first purchase a parking pass from the EAST SIDE STUDENT PARKING LOT KIOSK. Next locate the STUDENT SERVICES DESK to pay $30 for the test and fill out the registration form.

  • Sitting starts at 5:30 p.m. unless you make an appointment online.

    Notice: Please note that the STUDENT SERVICES desk where you fill out the registration form and pay is on the first floor. Please come in early to make sure you have time to park, fill out necessary paperwork, pay and find the testing center.

  • The test is given in room 2-153 of the South City Campus.
  • Info on Parking

Request copies of your NPOST results from South City Campus.

In person Requests for Duplicate Copies

Visit South City Campus with a photo ID and pay $10 at the Cashier’s office, for 6 copies.

Send to another person, agency or organization

By Mail

Send a completed Release of Information form and $10 check to:

SLCC School of Applied Technology
ATTN: Rosie Summerhays
1575 S. State St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

For further assistance, contact

Contact Us


South City Campus

1575 South State Street

Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Room 2-153 - 2nd Floor

(Follow the sign that says SAT TESTING)

Contact Info


801-957-3257 (automated information)

801-957-3267 (appointments)

Fax: 801-997-3332