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Sheriff's Training Academy
1000 River Walk Way
Carmichael, CA 95608

Public hours of operation:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Thursday

The Sacramento Sheriff's Department passing T-Score is 42 or higher.

Outside T-Scores will be accepted for the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department Academy:
For the Deputy Sheriff Recruit position, you must have taken the PELLETB within 1 year of the application date. For the Non-Affiliate Recruit position, you must have taken the PELLETB within 2 years of the Academy start date. Email your outside T-Score to

For information and registration for FREE PELLETB Workshops and Webinars, go to

We are currently recruiting for our 2019 Academies for both Deputy Sheriff Recruit and Non-Affiliate Recruit positions.

The BOG Waiver and GI Bill are accepted as well as a payment plan is offered to help Non-Affiliate Recruits.

Deputy Sheriff Recruit applications are being accepted through the “Employment Opportunities” link. Applications should not be submitted until you have a qualifying T-Score of 42 or higher.

To start the application process please register at the link below to take the PELLETB (T-Score).

Upcoming Testing:

  • November 11, 2018
  • December 9, 2018

Register for the PELLETB (T-Score) exam online

Physical Ability Test

The Physical Ability Test will be held on November 17, 2018. You must have a qualifying T-Score of 42 or higher that will be less than 2 years old as of May 2019 to test.

Due to Unhealthy Air Quality, the Physical Ability Test scheduled for November 17, 2018 has been cancelled. Once a new date has been determined, those who registered for the testing will be contacted via email.

Register for the Physical Ability Test online

Practice Sessions have been set up for the following dates and times:

November 1, 2018  4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
November 7, 2018  4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
November 8, 2018  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
November 11, 2018  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
November 15, 2018  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

You do not need to register to participate in a practice session and you may show up at any time during the practice session. A waiver must be signed prior to practicing. Practice sessions are held at the Sacramento Sheriff’s Academy, 1000 River Walk Way, Carmichael, CA 95608.

The Physical Ability Test must be passed within six months of the start of the Academy.

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