POST Entrance Exam

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Applicants who are POST Certified must provide a copy of their POST Certification Certificate when applying for a Law Enforcement position with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.


POST Entrance Examination Information

Applicants who are not POST Certified must pass the POST Entrance Exam to be considered for Law Enforcement positions within DNR. As of January 1, 2009, the ASSET and COMPASS exams are the official POST Entrance Exams for law enforcement candidates. The ASSET and COMPASS exams are administered through the Technical College System of Georgia at various Technical Colleges throughout Georgia.

Since September 1, 2016, the ACCUPLACER test has been the official POST Entrance Exam for law enforcement candidates. The ACCUPLACER test is administered through the Technical College System of Georgia at various Technical Colleges throughout Georgia. The ACCUPLACER test is a  computer-based exam that provides immediate results. This test measure reading, writing and numerical skills.

Scores from the ASSET exam, COMPASS exam, ACCUPLACER, SAT, ACT and CPE are accepted. Below are the minimum scores required for satisfying OCGA 35-8-8 regarding completion of the POST Entrance Examination:

* This score is used for evaluation purposes only and does not determine whether a candidate successfully passes the exam. Persons attending the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course (BLETC) at one of the Technical Colleges in Georgia are required to achieve this minimum score.

   Applicants who are not POST Certified are required to provide a copy of their test results when applying for a Game Warden position with DNR.

  There is a $15 - $25 fee to take either of these exams. This fee is payable at the exam location.


POST Entrance Examination Access Form

POST Entrance Exam applicants must take a completed copy of the POST Entrance Exam Access Form to the testing location when taking the exam. This form can be found by clicking this link: POST Entrance Exam Access Form.


POST Entrance Examination Testing Locations

The POST Entrance Exam Technical College Location Listing can be found by clicking this link: POST Entrance Exam Technical College Location Listing .

Testing varies by location, please contact the test site directly to get testing information, directions, etc.

REMINDER: Applicants must take the POST Entrance Exam Access Form with them to the test location.


ACCUPLACER Exam Sample Questions and Information

Click here for ACCUPLACER sample questions for students.