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How to apply in the PNP? Qualifications, Application Process

If you are an aspiring Patrolman/woman or want to enter the Police force through lateral entry the first thing you need to do is to apply. But no worries, the application is done online. You just need to prepare your requirements and make sure you are qualified. The online application is called CORPS which means Comprehensive Online Recruitment Processing System (It is called PNP ORAS before).


The Philippine National Police Recruitment and Selection Service (PNP RSS) is the primary unit responsible one for new recruits in the PNP. It will manage the recruitment and selection process of patrolman/woman, patrol officer, lateral entry for technical and line officers, etc. Moreover, it will be under the supervision of the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM).

Who are qualified to apply in the PNP a Patrolman/woman?

It is important to check if you are qualified to apply before anything else. This will save you your time and effort. Refer to the photo below.

1. A citizen of the Philippines;

2. A person of good moral character;

3. Must have passed the psychiatric/psychological, drug and physical tests to be administered by the PNP;

4. Must possess a formal baccalaureate degree from a recognized learning institution;

5. Must be eligible;

– PNP Entrance (NAPOLCOM)

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– RA No. 1080 (Bar and Board Examinations)

– PD No. 907 (CS eligibility to College Honor Graduates)

-RA 6506 (Criminologist)

6. Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military employment or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government;

7. Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude;

8. Must be at least one meter and sixty-two centimeters (1.62m) in height for male and one meter and fifty-seven centimeters (1.57m);

9. Must weight not more or less than five kilograms (5kg) from the standard weight Corresponding to his/her weight, age, and sex; and

10. Must not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age.

Note: An applicant shall be considered to be 21 years of age on his/her 21st birthday and shall be considered more than thirty (30) years of age on his/her 31st birthday.

PNP Application Process

Here is the application process for aspiring police officer in the Philippines.

  • Online Application
  • Preliminary Interview/Screening
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Psychological and/or Neuro-Psychiatric Test 
  • Character and Background Investigation
  • Physical Examination
  • Final interview
  • Oath-Taking 
  • Probationary

PNP RSS Online Application

The PNP RSS will announce on its Official Facebook Page if there is a vacancy, either Attrition Quota or Regular Recruitment. The online portal link is The registration date will be posted by the PNP RSS on its Official Facebook Page.

After filing your application online, you will be notified by the PNP for the next screening process.

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Preliminary Interview / Screening

Applicants will undergo different screening process. Refer to the list below.

a. Preliminary Interview/Screening – Applicants will be assessed and evaluated based on a point system. Criteria include Education, Eligibility, Physical Agility Test, And Final Interview. They shall be interviewed by the screening committee.

Additional Points are given for those with MasteralLLB units, graduates with honors and with multiple eligibilities (maximum 30 points)

CriteriaMinimum PointsMaximum Points
Physical Agility Test10.515
Final Interview1625

Additional Points are given for those with MasteralLLB units, graduates with honors and with multiple eligibilities (maximum 30 points).

Physical Agility Test

All applicants are required to pass all the events of PAT and must meet the following minimum standard

a. Sit-up: Male-35 (1 Minute), Female-25 (1 Minute)

b. Push-up: Male-35 (1 Minute) Female 25 (1 Minute)

C. 3Km Run: Male-19 Minutes, Female 21 Minutes

Physical Agility Test is one of the requirements by the PNP in order to evaluate the physical qualification of these aspiring Patrolman/woman applicants whether he or she possess the required condition such as strength and speed applicable in the service. The Screening Committee composed of personnel from RPHRDD and Regional Health Service took the lead as the screening committee.

Physical Agility Test:

Maximum Total – 100 pts

Passing Score: – 75 pts

Psychological and/or Neuro Psychiatric Test 

This test is necessary to filter applicants who may be suffering from any mental disorder. All applicants are obliged to take the psychological and/or neuro-psychiatric test to be administered by the PNP or any recognized institution.

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Character and Background Investigation

This is another important screening wherein the PNP will conduct an intensive investigation regarding the applicants character as well as reputation. They will be doing a background investigation to determine if there is any questionable or criminal activities the applicant may be involved.

Physical Examination

This is done in order to determine whether or not the applicant is in good health, free from any contagious diseases, a physical and medical examination must be conducted by the city/municipal health officer or PNP medical officer after he/she qualified for a preliminary interview.

Final Interview

The Screening Committee shall interview the qualified applicant for suitability for police work. The interview shall aid in determining likeableness, affability, attitude towards work, outside interest, forcefulness, conversational ability, disagreeable mannerism, etc.


After the final deliberation and through selection among the qualified applicants, the successful applications shall take their oath of office.


The probation will be for a period of at least twelve (12) months. The New PO1s must undergo the Public Safety Basic Recruit Course (PSBRC) and Field Training Program in order to attain permanent status.

New Update:

PNP RSS to open online application on April 15, 2021. Read it here.

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