Police Officer Requirements – Washington

Minimum Requirements to be a Police Officer in Washington State 

Police Written Exam

Age Applicants must be 18 years old or above, No maximum age limit
Education High School Diploma or G.E.D
Citizenship US Citizen

Other Requirements:

  • Complete basic law enforcement training which complies with standards adopted by the commission
  • Have not been denied certification or have had your certification revoked in this or another state.
  • Undergo background investigation including a check of criminal history, a psychological examination, and a polygraph test or similar assessment
  • Pass Fitness Ability Test
  • Have a signed “Application for Peace Officer Certification” form
  • No adult felony or misdemeanor or any domestic violence conviction
  • Submit fingerprints
  • Discharged under honorable conditions (fair employment laws apply) if with military record
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License prior to being hired

Police Written Test