Protecting the lives, property, and constitutional rights of people in Idaho since 1919.
There are three major steps in the ISP Trooper hiring process. Each step has a series of parts that must be successfully complete in order to move on in the hiring process.
Part 1 – Fill out an application online
Part 2 – Take the online Checklist Exam -must pass to take the LXR exam below
Part 3 – Take the online LXR Exam – timed exam
It is possible to pass the LXR exam but not score high enough to move on to the next step. To determine a cut off score we look at a number of factors such as how many applicants pass the exam and how many openings we have.
Step 2 – By Invitation Only
Part 1 – Complete a detailed background check packet
Part 2 – Physical Fitness Exam –must pass to move on
Part 3 – Oral Exam –given and scored by a panel of 3 ISP experts
Those who pass the physical fitness exam and score high enough on the oral exam may be given a contingent offer of employment pending the background check process.
Step 3 – By Invitation Only
Part 1 – Employment and Reference Check
Part 2 – Education Check
Part 3 – Traffic Check
Part 4 – Credit Check
Part 5 – Fingerprints Run and Criminal Check
Part 6 – Polygraph Exam
Part 7 – Psychological Evaluation
Part 8 – Medical Evaluation
Final offers are confirmed with successful applicants and scheduled to start training.
Note: The process outlined above takes approximately 5 months to complete and may require as many as three trips to Meridian Idaho.
The Idaho State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer.