How to apply
Before applying to become a police officer of the RCMP, you must:
- Have a visual examination conducted by the Canadian optometrist/ophthalmologist of your choice, including the completion of the Vision Examination of Applicant (RCMP 2180) form.
- Have your hearing assessed by the Canadian audiologist of your choice, including the completion of the Screening Audiogram History (RCMP 3184) form.
Please ensure that the forms are filled out accurately and completely. You will be asked to submit them with your selection package. Individuals who submit an application before obtaining their vision and hearing exams will have their files closed and will be unable to reapply for six (6) months.
Police officer job openings are posted on the jobs.gc.ca website.
To apply to become a police officer of the RCMP, please visit jobs.gc.ca, search RCMP, and apply online.
- RCMP Entrance Exam (RPAB) – RCMP Police Aptitude Battery (RPAB)
Effective June 30, 2015, if you are successful through the initial screening process, your education information will be used to determine the next step of your application.
If you possess a degree from a recognized university, you will not be required to write the RCMP Entrance Exam (RPAB). Applicants who are unable to produce proof of education will have their files closed and will be unable to reapply for six (6) months.
Applicants who are successful through the initial screening process, but who do not possess a degree from a recognized university, will be sent a registration link for the Entrance Exam.
College diplomas, certificates, etc. are not considered eligible for an exemption from the Entrance Exam.
- Selection Package
Should you be selected to continue in the process, you will be instructed to download various documents that must be completed and returned by a specified date.
- Regular Member Applicant Questionnaire
A questionnaire that explores suitability, reliability, and assists in the security clearance assessment is completed and submitted.
- Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE)
A job-related physical ability test that simulates a critical incident of chasing, controlling and apprehending a suspect is scheduled and administered.
- Regular Member Selection Interview (RMSI)
A one on one interview is scheduled and conducted that will help determine if you meet the organizational competencies needed to become a police officer.
- Suitability / Reliability Interview - Polygraph Examination
Should you be selected to continue in the process, you will be instructed to attend an Interview and Examination designed to help verify suitability and reliability.
- Field Investigation and Security Clearance
A thorough investigation into your background is conducted to help assess your character. If successful, a security clearance will be issued.
- Health Assessment
An assessment is completed by RCMP designated physicians that includes a full medical and a psychological exam.
Once deemed suitable you are enrolled as a Cadet to start your training at Depot, the RCMP Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. Here you will be assigned to a troop of 32 cadets, and begin the 24-week Cadet Training Program.
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