New Information Regarding POSSE Testing
Due to continuing issues regarding payment for POSSE by non-eligible individuals, the following will be implemented beginning
January 01, 2016 – NO GRACE PERIOD.
The new POSSE Employment Attestation (last link on the right) provides proof of full-time status. This form MUST be:
-Completed and signed by the Agency Head or Designee
-Taken to the testing center by the Basic Academy Candidate and presented to the staff when registering for the POSSE
Any eligible Candidate not having the form with them must pay the fee for the POSSE at that time. NO EXCEPTIONS.
CLEET does not pay for reserve officers or pre-hires (both reserve and full-time) POSSE Test.
This statute applies only to law enforcement personnel or peace officers attending the basic law enforcement certification class at the State of Oklahoma Law Enforcement Training Center in Ada, Oklahoma.
In accordance with Title 70 O.S. 3311.11, beginning November 1, 2009, any person who is employed as a peace officer within the State of Oklahoma and who is scheduled to attend the basic law enforcement certification academy conducted by Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) shall, within ninety (90) days of hire and prior to CLEET admission, be required to score a minimum of seventy percent (70%) on a reading, writing, and comprehension examination approved and administered by CLEET. The purpose of this test is to ensure the applicant can read and write on a level necessary to perform the requirements of the CLEET basic academy.
For purposes of this document, the reading, writing, and comprehension examination is referred to as the “POSSE Test.”
• All CLEET academy applicants must, within ninety (90) days of hire and prior to CLEET admission, score a minimum of 70% on the POSSE. Any applicant who fails to achieve a minimum of 70% on the test will not be admitted into the basic academy.
• The CLEET test is a standardized police POST examination prepared for the State of Oklahoma and validated by Stanard & Associates, Inc.
• CLEET will post on their website the location, date, and times the test will be administered across the State of Oklahoma. The test will be administered once per month at ten (10) locations across the state. CLEET is also working with the Oklahoma Technology Testing Centers to develop a program for candidates to take the POSSE during normal hours at Technology Centers throughout the state.
• Law enforcement agencies may elect to use the POSSE instrument as either a pre-hire or post-hire screening mechanism. Candidates must take the POSSE within ninety (90) days before being hired by an agency or within ninety (90) days of the date of hire.
Please read the documents below for more information on the POSSE Test and for specific testing requirements.
Last updated/reviewed December 08, 2015