Written Exam - Trooper

The Maryland State Police uses the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) examination. Each section will evaluate a different critical job function which will be performed as a Maryland State Trooper. This nationally recognized examination is generally scheduled the same day as the FFAT.

The POST is made up of four sections:

  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Report Writing Skills

To prepare for the written exam it is encouraged that an applicant use the following study guide link: POST Study Guide​

Should you need additional preparation for the written exam, there are numerous resources available, the​MAACC listing for MDSP.pdfMAACC listing for MDSP document provides a comprehensive list of aides.