The Academy offers entrance assessment and pre-employment testing for Law Enforcement, Fire Services, Dispatch Communications and Corrections candidates.
In order to gain entry into a Basic Police Academy - Intensive Course, you will need to take and receive passing scores for the reading & writing, POST Entry-level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB), and Physical Agility WSTB entrance assessment exams. Click on each link below for full exam information, to view upcoming test dates and to make a reservation:
POST Reading/Writing PELLETB Test Locations:
San Jose, CA - Evergreen Valley College
San Mateo, CA - College of San Mateo
San Mateo, CA - San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Training Center
Monterey, CA - Monterey Peninsula College
POST’s Written Test Resources
The following websites provide practice tests and skills training to assist in student success free of charge:
The National Testing Network's pre-employment written test is administered by The Academy and is a testing instrument that may be required by certain fire agencies for which you are applying. Click on the link below to view full exam information and upcoming test dates and to make reservations.
While the following tests are not required in order to register for The Academy’s Basic Dispatcher or Basic Dispatcher-Extended courses, agencies to which you may be applying might require a T-score from the POST Entry-level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery. Click on the link below to view full exam information, upcoming test dates and to make a reservation:
In addition, the CritiCall Test may be required by some agencies. Examinees may want to use the CritiCall exam as a valuable hands-on tool to evaluate their abilities and overall interest in a career as a public safety dispatcher. Click on the link below to view full exam information, upcoming test dates and to make a reservation:
http://www.criticall911.com/images/cctestdescriptions.pdf) for more information on the CritiCall test.
South Bay conducts Physical Agility WSTB testing for employment in the field of Corrections, upon Agency request. Click on the link below to view full exam information, upcoming test dates and to make a reservation: