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What Tests Are Conducted by the Connecticut Police?

There are two main types of written exams for the Connecticut police. Each is administered by a different organization, which gives it its name:

Let’s go briefly over the tests and take a look at the major differences between them.


The CPCA and LCE Tests

Test

CPCA Test

LEC Test

Test versions

  • Entry level
  • Certified police officer
  • Animal control officer
  • Dispatcher
  • Entry level only

Towns and counties

Various areas:

  • East Haven
  • Bloomfield
  • Westport
  • Etc.

Mainly Eastern Connecticut:

  • Groton
  • Waterford
  • Colchester
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Test content

  • Critical reasoning
  • Language and grammar
  • Basic math
  • Reading comprehension
  • Language and grammar
  • High-school level math
  • Reading comprehension

Passing score

Approx. 80% 70%

Score is valid for

6 months 1 year

Time between re-tests

None

Score below 70% - 6 months

Score above 70% - 1 year

 

 

Learn more about the CPCA Test

 

Learn more about the LEC Test


What Are the Next Stages of Becoming a Police Officer in Connecticut?

If you have successfully passed the CPCA Test, you will move on to a multi-tiered selection process, which includes the following stages:

  • CHIP (Complete Health & Injury Prevention) Test – Physical ability assessment conducted by CertyFit.
  • Polygraph test
  • Background investigation
  • Psychological examination
  • Oral examination
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