Academy Test Dates

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

Outside T-Scores will be accepted for the Sacramento Sheriff's Department Academy. The T-Score must be 42 or higher and less than 2 years old at the start of the Academy for Non-Affiliate Recruit. Deputy Sheriff Recruit applicant's T-Scores must be less than 1 year old at the time of application. Email your T-Score to

The GI Bill is accepted. Financial Aid is available through American River College.

Free "Passing the POST" online workshops are offered through Police Test Tutors. For further information and registration, go to

To start the application process please register at the link below to take the PELLETB (T-Score). Those who register will be emailed additional information regarding the PELLETB approximately 7 days prior to the test date.

Upcoming Testing:

  • November 11, 2018
  • December 9, 2018

Register for the PELLETB (T-Score) exam online

TThe 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.

Register for the Physical Ability Test online

Practice Dates for the Physical Ability Test:

  • 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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