When you log in to this site in the future, use your email address as your username. Your Driver's License Number will be used to identify you when you arrive at a testing site.


Candidates for entry-level Jail Officer, Deputy Sheriff, and Police Officer complete a hiring process before appointment. This process can include, but is not limited to written tests, interviews, background investigations, drug tests, psychological and physical examinations to determine the fitness and 'good moral character' of a candidate. While each agency has developed a hiring process which meets its needs, most agencies begin with a written examination.

To assist agencies and test takers, the Badger State Sheriffs' Association conducts a written examination at various locations throughout the State. The result of this examination is accepted by every participating Sheriffs' Office and Police Department in the state.

Not only will your score be available to agencies of your choice, but your resume and contact information (address, phone, etc.) will be available to these agencies via a secure internet site. This means that agencies will use this system to not only retrieve and verify test scores, but also as one of their recruiting tools. For some, this system could be their only source of recruits for positions in their agencies.

Each agency historically conducted its own entry-level test. Candidates for employment could be required to take a new written examination at every agency where they applied for a position. Many candidates apply to a number of agencies - potentially taking a large number of written exams. This could result in a number of days off work or school - inefficient for candidates and agencies.

Now, your score from one test is used by all participating agencies.

There is a non-refundable fee of $75.00 to take an examination.

To schedule an appointment to take the entry-level examination, you must first register with this website. After registering, you can schedule an exam. You only need to register once. After you have registered, you may return later to update your information, schedule additional tests, and review your test scores.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

The following are the minumum requirements that must be met to be eligible for the Badger State Sheriffs' Association (BSSA) testing:

  • 18 years old
  • Be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. certificate
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Have a clean criminal history
  • Be free of physical, emotional, or mental conditions that would affect performance of your duties

Please understand these are minimum requirements to participate in the BSSA testing. Agencies often have additional criteria for eligibility. Specific information on each agency is available on their websites.


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