The POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) is for all Self-Sponsored Students seeking acceptance in the Basic, Modular, and Correctional Deputy Academies.

We will be meeting in the BCTC Assessment Center located at 16888 Bundy Ave #113, Riverside, CA 92518 for all testing dates (unless otherwise noted):

  • Wednesday, March 4 @ 6:00PM

We will be making changes to the testing requirements. Additional testing dates will be added once a final decision is made.

To reserve a spot, submit a Reservation Form (no need to submit if you already submitted for PFA).


POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery Exam

The PELLETB is a multiple-choice, fill-in-the blank written examination designed to measure your reading and writing ability. The exam consists of the following sections: Spelling, Vocabulary, Clarity, Reading Comprehension, and CLOZE (where you use contextual clues to complete a passage that contains blanks/missing words). You must receive a T-score of 40 or higher in order to be accepted in a law enforcement basic academy. It takes approximately 2 weeks for you to receive your T-score.

P.O.S.T. (California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) has a practice test for the PELLETB exam. Click here.


Resources for Preparing for the Peace Officer’s Written Exam (POST Test) via is a good resource.


If you have general questions about the exam, visit the POST website’s Applicant FAQ page at: