How to Prepare for Testing

Preparing for the testing process ensures higher levels of success.  The San Jose Police Department’s Recruiting Unit hosts FREE monthly workshops for the California P.O.S.T. PELLETB written, WSTB Physical Agility / 1.5 Mile Run, and the Oral Interview.  This is a great opportunity for SJPD Police Recruit applicants to better prepare themselves for these phases of the testing process.

We also recommend candidates read through the San Jose Police Department website, the San Jose PD Recruitment website, as well as the City of San Jose website for more information about the City of San Jose and the San Jose Police Department. 

CA POST PELLETB Written Exam Workshops

9:00 am – 11:00 am    Check-in time:  8:45 am

Please visit to register.

For more information or if you have any questions, send an email to Stevie Daniels at:

CA POST WSTB Physical Agility Practice Session

9:00 am – 1:00 pm    Check-in time:  8:45 am

Registration required; visit this EventBrite Registration Page 

Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB): Includes a 99-yard obstacle course, 165 lb. body drag 32 ft., 6 ft. chain link fence climb, 6 ft. solid wall climb, 500-yard sprint, and a1.5 Mile Run – Applicants will be required to complete the 1.5 mile run in 14 minutes or less


The Oral Board Interview Workshop prepares applicants for the Oral Board Exam.  An applicant’s final grade is comprised of the oral interview score plus any applicable veteran preference points and determines seniority within the testing cycle.  This workshop covers key areas included in the Oral Board Exam.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Check-in time:  4:45 pm

Please visit to register.


  • Saturday, June 01, 2019
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Saturday, August 10,2019
  • Wednesday, Sept 04, 2019
  • Saturday, October 05, 2019
  • Saturday, November 02, 2019
  • Saturday, December 07, 2019

Important Locations and Addresses:

Oral Board Exam:

San Jose Police Department Training Center - Substation

6087 Great Oaks Parkway, San Jose, California 95119. [MapLink

*This location is approximately 14 miles from San Jose international Airport and 8 miles from South Bay Regional Public Safety Consortium in San Jose.

Written and Physical Test (in San Jose):

The Academy - Coyote Valley Campus, South Bay Regional Public Safety Consortium,
560 Bailey Ave., San Jose, California 95141. [MapLink

Oral Board Exam Workshop:

San Jose Police Department Training Center - Substation

6087 Great Oaks Parkway, San Jose, California 95119.  [MapLink

Hotels Nearby to Test Sites:

Extended Stay America – 6111 San Ignacio Ave., San Jose 95119
Marriott Residence Inn – 6118 San Ignacio Ave., San Jose 95119
Four Points by Sheraton Inn – 399 Silicon Valley Ave., San Jose 95119

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