NZ POLICE REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST
You can complete these requirements in any order, but you will need to complete every one of them before you can be accepted into the candidate pool. Once you have reached the candidate pool you will be eligible to be called up to a wing at the Royal New Zealand Police College. Note that the candidate pool is not a waiting list. The strongest candidates who meet the recruitment needs of the districts will be called up first.
Take the eligibility quiz now to see if you qualify.
Watch recruitment seminar
Complete application forms and provide us with your CV
Once you have watched the online seminar your next major goal is to send in your application forms. These can be found by logging into your profile and going to the application forms page. When you submit you recruit registration form you will also need to provide a CV. Click here for tips on how to prepare your CV.
Proof of citizenship or residency
Please provide us with a copy of your passport, birth certificate or New Zealand residence permit.
Valid NZ driver's license
Please provide us with a copy of your full or restricted NZ driver’s license.
Download the health questionnaire now, and once completed, send it to your local recruitment office.
Complete the personality profile assessment.
Attend an initial interview with our recruitment staff.
SCOPE tests & fingerprinting
Complete the 40 hour placement, and tests on the reading material. You’ll also need to provide us with your fingerprints during your SCOPE placement.
Provide us with at least three referees, and have a home visit from our recruitment staff.
Sit the assessments at your local recruitment office. You can take the practice test online now.
PC/Keyboard skills test
Pass a basic computing test, and achieve at least 25 words per minute in the typing test.
Pass the physical assessments.
Workplace First Aid Certificate
Defensive Driving Certificate
You can arrange this through New Zealand Transport Agency.
Swimming Certificate of Competency
You need a swimming certificate of competency prior to to sitting your fitness (PAT) and academic assessments. Click here for a swimming assessment centre in your area.