The Illinois State Police Merit Board has opened the application process for the position of Illinois State Police Trooper. Individuals interested in applying are encouraged to visit the ISP Merit Board’s website.
The Recruitment Process is an ongoing, statewide process. Any person interested in becoming a State Trooper is encouraged to apply by completing an online application.
Once the online application process is successfully completed and an applicant is deemed acceptable, applicants will be given instructions, through self-identified email, to schedule the Recruitment Exam. The Recruitment Exam will be offered at a local community college. Applicants will be given a window of time to complete the Recruitment Exam.
Individuals who successfully pass the Recruitment Test will be placed into the eligibility pool. Once a cadet class is scheduled, the Merit Board will initiate the Selection Process, which consists of the PFit Exam, Backgrounds, Oral Interviews and Certification.
For more information on the recruitment process or to access the online application please visit