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Become a Texas State Trooper

The Department will start accepting online applications for the January, A-2015 Recruit School on May 1, 2014. The deadline to submit your online application for A-2015 Recruit School  will be September 1, 2014.  Once the applicant has received notification stating their application has been accepted to continue in the application process the applicant should make contact with the Tester in regards to submitting the paperwork.  Applicants must complete and pass the physical fitness and written tests by September 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

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The Department of Public Safety will continue to accept applications for Trooper Trainee year round. The application process will require the applicant to travel to Texas a minimum of 3 times to complete the required testing. The applicant’s travel expense is not reimbursed by the Department.

The first step toward becoming a Texas State Trooper is submitting your application on-line. If you meet the minimum requirements you will be notified by email or telephone on the next available test date. The physical readiness test and written tests must be completed within 30 days of submission of your on-line application, unless the Tester or Recruiter approve other arrangement.

The Department will select the most competitive candidates to continue in the application process. Be sure to review the Department's list of disqualifiers' prior to submitting your application on-line and documents. If you are unsure of a disqualifier contact the Recruiter or Tester in your area.

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