Applicants who are POST Certified must provide a copy of their POST Certification Certificate when applying for a Law Enforcement position with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
POST Entrance Examination Information
Applicants who are not POST Certified must pass the POST Entrance Exam to be considered for Law Enforcement positions within DNR. As of January 1, 2009 the ASSET and COMPASS exams are the official POST Entrance Exams for law enforcement candidates. The ASSET and COMPASS exams are administered through the Technical College System of Georgia at various Technical Colleges throughout Georgia.
Effective September 1, 2016 the ACCUPLACER test will become the official POST Entrance Exam for law enforcement candidates. The ACCUPLACER test is administered through the Technical College System of Georgia at various Technical Colleges throughout Georgia. The ACCUPLACER test is a computer-based exam that provides immediate results. This test measures reading, writing and numerical skills.
Also scores from the ASSET exam, COMPASS exam, SAT, ACT, and CPE are accepted. Below are the minimum scores required for satisfying OCGA 35-8-8 regarding completion of the POST Entrance Examination:
* - This score is used for evaluation purposes only and does not determine whether a candidate successfully passes the exam. Persons attending the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course at one of the Technical Colleges in Georgia are required to achieve this minimum score.
Applicants who are not POST Certified are required to provide a copy of their test results when applying for a Conservation Ranger position with DNR.
POST Entrance Exam Information, including testing locations, can be found on the Careers page of the DNR website at www.gadnr.org/careers
Applicants taking the POST Entrance Exam are required to take a completed POST Entrance Examination Access Form to the test site. This form is found on the Careers page of the DNR website at www.gadnr.org/careers.
There is a $15 to $25 fee to take either of these exams. This fee is payable at the exam location.
POST Entrance Examination Access Form
POST Entrance Exam applicants must take a completed copy of the POST Entrance Exam Access Form to the testing location when taking the exam. This form can be found on the Careers page of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website at www.gadnr.org/careers.
POST Entrance Examination Testing Locations
The POST Entrance Exam Technical College Location Listing can be found on the Careers page of the DNR website at www.gadnr.org/careers.
Testing varies by location, please contact the test site directly to get testing information, directions, etc.
REMINDER: Applicants must take the POST Entrance Exam Access Form with them to the test location.