The Maryland State Police uses the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) examination. Each section will evaluate a different critical job function that a Maryland State Trooper will perform. This nationally recognized examination is generally scheduled on the same day as the FFAT.
The POST is made up of four sections:
- Reading Comprehension
- Report Writing Skills
To prepare for the written exam, an applicant is encouraged to use the following study guide link:
POST Study Guide.
Numerous resources are available if you need additional preparation for the written exam. TheMAACC listing for MDSP document provides a comprehensive list of aides.