Exam Schedule

POST Certification and Skills Test Out Schedule

Written Exam

The written POST Certification Exam is administered monthly on the third Wednesday at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. This is for individuals who have already passed the skills tests, are scheduled to do the skills test on a other day, or who are re-taking the exam.

Contact Information

Joe Piccinetti

Compliance Specialist
720-508-6724
Click to email.

To register for the exam, please contact Joe Piccinetti, 720-508-6724, or Lori Jencks, 720-508-6721, by the registration deadline at , or email certification@coag.gov

Admission Requirements for the POST Certification Exam:

  1. Photo Identification: driver's license or government-issued ID.
  2. Previously received money order, certified check, or agency check of $150 payable to “Colorado POST." Cash or personal checks are not accepted.

One-Day Test Out (Arrest Control, Driving and Firearms Skills and Written Exam Combination)

The one-day test out includes the three skills tests (Arrest Control, Driving and Firearms) and the written POST Certification test. The test out is available for Provisional (out-of-state) and Renewal applicants only. Applicants must order the Provisional or Renewal packet to begin the Provisional or Renewal process. Packets must be received prior to registration. Please review the information on the Provisional or Renewal pages.

The test out is held at the Adams County Sheriff's Office FLATROCK facility at 23600 E 128th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022.

To register for the test out, please contact Joe Piccinetti, 720-508-6724, or Lori Jencks, 720-508-6721. Payment for test out must be received by POST one week prior to the test out. The total cost is $525.00 ($125.00 per skills test, $150.00 for the written exam). There are 3 attempts available for each skill and the written exam. You must pay the fee again to retake any of the tests.

Anyone who fails any of the skills in three attempts must attend the full academy curriculum for that skill (minimum 72 hrs for firearms, 44 hrs for driving, and 62 hrs for arrest control program). Anyone who fails the written test in three attempts must attend the entire academic portion of a POST academy (378 hours).  Being allowed to attend only a portion of an academy is not guaranteed.  It is at the discretion of each academy director.  You must contact Joe Piccinetti when you have scheduled your academy class, as confirmation between yourself, the academy director and Joe Piccinetti must be received prior to starting the full academy skills program.

Only certified checks, agency checks, or money orders will be accepted as payment. Cash or personal checks will NOT be accepted. There is no option to pay by credit card. Exam fees are not refundable, however, if you cannot attend the date for which you registered, the money will be credited for your next exam date. Please see the current exam schedule below.

POST accepts only nationally recognized disciplines for arrest control, and proficiency in tactics must be shown during the arrest control proficiency testing.

Exam Dates- Written and Skills Test Out

Printable PDF

Scheduled Exams (Revised 10/31/2018)

Date Time Test type/Location
November 21, 2018 09:00am Written Exam at 1300 Broadway
December, 2018 N/A No Exams Scheduled
January 15, 2019 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
January 16, 2019 09:00am Written Exam at 1300 Broadway
February 20, 2019 09:00am Written Exam at 1300 Broadway
March 19, 2019 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
March 20, 2019 09:00am Written Exam at 1300 Broadway
April 17, 2019 09:00am Written Exam at 1300 Broadway
May 15, 2019 09:00am Written Exam at 1300 Broadway
May 21, 2019 08:00am Skils Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
June 19, 2019 09:00am Written Exam at 1300 Broadway
July 16, 2019 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
July 17, 2019 09:00am Written Exam at 1300 Broadway
August 21, 2019 09:00am Written Exam at 1300 Broadway
September 17, 2019 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
September 18, 2019 09:00am Written Exam at 1300 Broadway
October 16, 2019 09:00am Written Exam at 1300 Broadway
November 19, 2019 08:00am Skills Tests and Written Exam at Adams County Flatrock
November 20, 2019 09:00am Written Exam at 1300 Broadway
December, 2019 N/A No Exams Scheduled