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Texas Department of Public Safety

Trooper Trainee Recruit Schools

Starts: January 12, 2020 (Revised 08/13/2019)
Graduates: July 17, 2020
Application Process Starts: March 1, 2019
Application Process Ends: June 17, 2019
Physical Readiness/Written Test Deadline: June 21, 2019

Online applications must be submitted by May 31, 2020, for consideration to the A-2021 Trooper Trainee Recruit School. Contact your local Recruiter for more information. The Department has tentative plans to conduct a Fast Track Testing process once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The Fast Track Testing process will require all applicants that have not yet completed the physical fitness, written and polygraph test to report to Austin for a three day (two-nights) process. Applicants needing to complete only the polygraph and medical will report for a two or one day testing process.

Starts: January 10, 2021 TBD in 2021
Graduates: July 23, 2021 TBD in 2021
Application Process Starts: December 1, 2019
Application Process Ends: May 1, 2020 May 31, 2020
Physical Readiness /Written Test Deadline: May 20, 2020 TBD by Fast Track Process
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Fast Track Process Phase I

Fast Track Process Phase II

Fast Track Process Phase III

Once you have applied and completed your online application, we encourage you to contact your local recruiter. Start preparing early and embark on a journey that will lead you to “Be the Difference!”

Feel free to contact your Recruiter to schedule a mock test to check your competitive entry fitness level and prepare early, or come by and visit with us at one of our many job fairs; (Events schedule).

Thank you for your interest in the Texas Department of Public Safety, we look forward to assisting you with your future endeavors.