About

The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) is a federal law enforcement agency. They protect the Congress, its legislative processes, members, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption, or terrorism in Washington D.C.


USCP Application Process

There are multiple steps when applying to become a U.S. Capitol Police Officer. The whole process can take up to six months.

  1. Apply for the job through USAJobs
  2. Criminal & Credit Check
  3. Assessment Center Invitation
    • Written Exam – The Police Officer Selection Test (POST), also known as the NPOST, assesses your knowledge of basic math, reading, and grammar. You must obtain a passing score of at least 70 in each section. 
    • Physical Readiness Test (PRT) – The PRT consists of three subtests: Illinois Agility Test, One Repetition Bench Press, and a 1.5 Mile Run.
    • Pre-Interview – A personal interview is conducted to review, confirm, and clarify the information you have submitted and to determine suitability for the position of police officer.
    • Applicant Orientation – This is an overview of the mission of the United States Capitol Police and the specialty assignments and employment opportunities.
  4. Employment Conditional Offer
  5. Screening Exams
    • Polygraph Exam
    • Medical Exam
    • Psychological Exam
  6. Background Investigation
  7. Structured Interview Panel
  8. Selection & Training

Preparing for the U.S. Capitol Police Officer Exam

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