Out-of-State Testing

As of October 2023 there is no written test requirement prior to applying.

Lateral applicants must first obtain a lateral waiver in order to apply as a lateral. Contact the recruitment staff at dps.recruit@alaska.gov or 907-269-5976 to begin the process to obtain a lateral waiver. 

The vast majority of the hiring process is done remotely. Applicants from outside the Anchorage / Mat-Su area that move forward in the process past the background investigation and command file review, will be required to come to Anchorage for final testing that usually lasts 3-4 days.