FAQ about Registering

Q  How do I register to sit the NSW Police Entrance Examination?

A  Please register to sit the exam by going to the Candidate Registration Portal.

Q  What do I need to register?

A  You will need a current photograph to upload to the application, your driver's licence and if you have applied to the NSW Police previously, you will need a copy of your ID number.

Q  Do I need a professional photo for the registration?

A. No, you do not need to upload a professional photo, however, the photo you do upload should meet similar standards to what is required for a passport or licence photo.

Your photo should meet the following requirements:

  • Good quality (i.e. passport quality).
  • Clear and sharp focused image.
  • Appropriate brightness and contrast.
  • Face looking directly at the camera.
  • Head and shoulders only.
  • Rotated correctly
  • Plain (preferably white) background

Q. My registration photo won’t upload, what do I do?

A. If you are having difficulty uploading your registration photo, i.e. receiving an error message, please check the following:

  • You are using either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and are on a PC (candidates experience issues when using Safari on their iPhone or iPad)
  • The photo file size of your photo is not bigger than 3MB
  • Your photo file size is saved as a JPEG or PNG, and not a PDF

If you are still experiencing difficulty, please get in contact with our office and we will try to assist you.

Q  What about payment?

A  The fee to sit the NSW Police Entrance Examination is $155 (GST inc). When you register online you will be required to pay by credit card or debit card.

Q  Where are the exams held?

A  Tests are typically run on a 6-8 weekly basis at a range of venues.

Q  Can I change my contact details after registering?

A  To change your contact details please log in to your Candidate Registration Portal, using the details previously provided to you by email (i.e. your ID number and password). Select ‘Update details’, from the options on the left.

Q  I have tried to book on the website but the date and location are full, what can I do?

A  Spaces are limited and can fill quickly. Please check for the next available date and look at the registration site every 1-2 weeks to see if new dates have been released.