Exam Schedule

POST Certification and Skills Test Out Schedule

Written Exam

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all OFFICE EXAMS are cancelled until further notice. Please contact us if you need to schedule an exam.

The written POST Certification Exam is administered monthly on the third Wednesday at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. This is for individuals who have already passed the skills tests, are scheduled to do the skills test on a other day, or who are re-taking the exam.

Contact Information

For questions regarding test outs, please contact us at:
certification@coag.gov
(720) 508-6724

To register for the exam, please contact POSTby the registration deadline at720-508-6724or email certification@coag.gov

Admission Requirements for the POST Certification Exam:

  1. Photo Identification: driver\'s license or government-issued ID.
  2. Previously received money order, certified check, or agency check of $150 payable to Colorado POST." Cash or personal checks are not accepted. Click here for information about making an online payment.

One-Day Test Out (Arrest Control, Driving and Firearms Skills and Written Exam Combination)

The one-day test out includes the three skills tests (Arrest Control, Driving and Firearms) and the written POST Certification test. The test out is available for Provisional (out-of-state) and Renewal applicants only. Applicants must order the Provisional or Renewal packet to begin the Provisional or Renewal process. Packets must be received prior to registration. Please review the information on the Provisional or Renewal pages.

The test out is held at the Adams County Sheriff's Office FLATROCK facility at 23600 E 128th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022 or Mesa County CLETC at 3340 Whitewater Hill Road, Whitewater, CO 81527

To register for the test out, please contact Megan Dimpsey, 720-508-6724. Payment for test out must be received by POST one week prior to the test out. The total cost is $525.00 ($125.00 per skills test, $150.00 for the written exam). There are 3 attempts available for each skill and the written exam. You must pay the fee again to retake any of the tests.

Anyone who fails any of the skills in three attempts must attend the full academy curriculum for that skill (minimum 72 hrs for firearms, 44 hrs for driving, and 62 hrs for arrest control program). Anyone who fails the written test in three attempts must attend the entire academic portion of a POST academy (378 hours). Being allowed to attend only a portion of an academy is not guaranteed. It is at the discretion of each academy director. You must contact Megan Dimpsey when you have scheduled your academy class, as confirmation between yourself, the academy director and Megan Dimpsey must be received prior to starting the full academy skills program.

Click here for information about making aonline payment.Certified checks, agency checks, or money orders may also be used as payment. Cash or personal checks will NOT be accepted.

Exam fees are not refundable, however, if you cannot attend the date for which you registered, the money will be credited for your next exam date. Please see the current exam schedule below.

POST accepts only nationally recognized disciplines for arrest control, and proficiency in tactics must be shown during the arrest control proficiency testing.

Exam Dates- Written and Skills Test Out

Scheduled Exams (Revised 01/08/2021)

Date Time Test type/Location
October 18, 2021 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Mesa County CLETC
November 16, 2021 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
January 18, 2022 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
February 15, 2022 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
March 15, 2022 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
April 19, 2022 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Mesa County CLETC
May 17, 2022 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
June 21, 2022 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
July 19, 2022 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
September 20, 2022 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
October 18, 2022 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Mesa County CLETC
November 15, 2022 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock