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 administrationPayments 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. 



The deadline to complete the Pre-Employment Application Form for the April 2024 cadet class was Friday, September 15, 2023.

Information on future cadet classes and applicant testing dates will be posted at a later date.