Pre-Employment Application Form
To begin the application process for the Illinois State Police Trooper position, please complete the mandatory Pre-Employment Form below.
Applicants will be required to successfully complete the Physical Fitness Inventory Test ("PFIT") first, then immediately directed to complete the Recruitment Examination Testing Process on the same day. Applicants will be required to pay the $30 Application Fee to the Merit Board’s third-party vendor, I/O Solutions, at the time of the Recruitment Exam administration. Payments to I/O Solutions will be made online at the testing facility using a credit/debit card only. The Recruitment Exam cannot be administered until the fee has been paid.
Please note: all minimum requirements, including education or military requirements MUST be met before the Pre-Employment Application Form is submitted. Click here to view the requirements.
If you purchased and submitted an application from July 1 through July 5, 2022, you do not need to complete this form.
Applicants should be prepared to participate in the Cadet Applicant Testing process selected. The Physical Fitness Inventory Test ("PFIT"), and Recruitment Examination will be administered on the date selected. The PFIT and Recruitment Exam must successfully be completed in order to continue in the process. Upon successful completion of the PFIT, applicants will immediately complete the online Recruitment Exam. Please note: applicants will be required to pay the $30 testing fee to I/O Solutions at that time. Payments to I/O Solutions will be made online at the testing facility using a credit/debit card only.
If an applicant would like to request an application fee waiver, they must obtain the Board's approval for the waiver request PRIOR to their test date. All applicants will be expected to pay the $30 testing fee on the date of their exam. Click here to view the application fee waiver program information.