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NPOST – National Police Officer Selection Test

The entrance exam is administered by the agencies listed below. Scoring is provided through Standard & Associates, Inc., in order to maintain the integrity of the exam and allow POST a means to verify the completion of the testing requirement.

The exam may be taken at any of the testing sites listed below. A fee may be assessed and government or state picture identification is necessary. The results are mailed to you approximately 2 (two) weeks from the test date.

NPOST TEST

The N.P.O.S.T. consists of four timed sections: math, reading comprehension, grammar, and incident report writing. (OUT OF STATE CANDIDATES must come to Utah to take the N.P.O.S.T. at one of the test sites and turn in their scores, as well.)

The math component consists of 20 questions, which are to be completed in 20 minutes. This section does not have any scientific math questions (algebraic or geometry); the questions consist of general math and financial math equations.

The reading comprehension section consists of 25 questions, which are to be completed in 25 minutes. This section requires the candidate to read a series of short essays and then choose the best answer(s) based on the information contained in the short essays.

The grammar section consists of 20 questions, which are to be completed in 15 minutes. This section requires the candidate to read several sentences and paragraphs, all of which contain misspelled words and improper punctuation. The candidate is required to identify the misspelled words and improper punctuation.

The incident report writing section consists of 10 questions, which are to be completed in 15 minutes. The candidates are tested on their ability to write a clear and concise report based on facts they are given. Grammar and punctuation are tested in this section as well.

Since the N.P.O.S.T. is not administered all day, every day, all candidates are urged to call the testing center they will be taking the test at, in advance, to verify the dates and times the test will be administered.

The Utah N.P.O.S.T. may be taken at any of the testing sites listed below. A fee may be assessed and your government or state picture identification card (with your photo, birth date, and signature) will be required.

BRIDGERLAND APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CENTER 
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: (435) 750-3188
Fax: (435) 750-3046
Testing: Contact the testing center for an appointment.

COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH TESTING CENTER
451 East 400 North
Price, UT 84501
Phone: (435) 637-2120 Ext. 5325
Fax: (435) 613-5112
Testing: Contact the testing center for an appointment.

COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH – SAN JUAN CAMPUS
639 West 100 South
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: (435) 678-2201 Ext. 171
Fax: (435) 678-2220
Testing: Contact the testing center for an appointment.

DAVIS APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CENTER
550 East 300 South
Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: (801) 593-2361 or 593-2336
Testing: Contact the testing center for an appointment.

DIXIE STATE COLLEGE TESTING CENTER 
225 South 700 East (BRN 210)
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: (435) 652-7692
Fax: (435) 656-4016
Testing: Contact the testing center for an appointment.

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE MILLER CAMPUS
9750 South 300 West (Room 238, 2nd Floor – Miller Free Enterprise Center (MFEC)
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: (801) 957-5221
Testing:  Contact the testing center for an appointment.

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROFESSIONAL TESTING CENTER 
1575 South State Street Room 2-153 (Second Floor)
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: (801) 957-3267
Point of Contact: Rosie Summerhays (rosie.summerhays@slcc.edu)
Email: NPOST@slcc.edu
Testing: Every TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
(call or email for details)
APPOINTMENTS: https://www.registerblast.com/saltlakecc/Exam/List
Website: https://www.slcc.edu/satts/testing-services/post.aspx

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY
351 West Center ST 169
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: (435) 586-5419
Fax: (435) 865-8055
Testing: Contact the testing center for an appointment.

 UINTAH BASIN APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CENTER 
1100 E Lagoon Street (124-5)
Roosevelt, UT 84066
Phone: (435) 722-4523
Fax: (435) 722-5804
Testing: Contact the testing center for an appointment.

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: (801) 863-8269
Fax: (801) 764-7076
Testing: Contact the testing center for an appointment.

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY TESTING CENTER
1112 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-1112
Phone: (801) 626-6803
Fax: (801) 626-7812
Testing: Contact the testing center for an appointment.