PNPA Cadet Application 2023: Qualifications, Benefits, and Process

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Becoming a part of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) is an esteemed opportunity for individuals aspiring to serve the country with honor, integrity, and excellence. As the primary institution for training police officers, the PNPA instills values, knowledge, and skills necessary for maintaining peace and order.

This comprehensive guide aims to assist aspiring applicants in navigating the PNPA Cadet Application process, ensuring a solid foundation for their journey toward a noble and rewarding career in law enforcement.

Overview of the PNPA

The Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) serves as the initial phase for individuals aspiring to become public safety officers in three esteemed departments of the country: the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). Those aspiring to join these departments undergo training as cadets at the PNPA.

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Every year, the PNPA selects qualified applicants to become scholars who will receive various benefits funded by the government throughout their study and training period. These scholars pursue a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS), a four-year degree program that imparts comprehensive knowledge on ensuring public safety in the Philippines.

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Qualifications for PNPA Cadet Admission

To be eligible for PNPA application, aspiring candidates must meet the following qualification criteria:

  • Natural-born Filipino Citizen;
  • Must be 18-22 years old before June 1, 2024;
  • At least a Senior High School (SHS) Graduate and/or has satisfactorily complied with all the requirements for graduation before July 30, 2024;
  • Must have NORMAL BMI corresponding to age, height, weight, and gender;
  • Single with NO parental obligation;
  • Must be (minimum barefoot) 5’2” (158.4 cm) for males and 5’0 (152.4 cm) for females pursuant to R.A. 11549;
  • PHYSICALLY and MENTALLY fit to undergo rigorous training;
  • With good moral character (not been convicted of any criminal, administrative, or civil case);
  • No pending complaint and/or case involving moral turpitude or crimes against the state;
  • Must not be a former cadet of PNPA and other service academies; and
  • Never been dismissed for cause from any private or government position.

All possible questions about this may be answered if the post is carefully read and understood. These requirements cannot be waived or adjusted for conformity. Do not apply if you are not qualified.

Documentary Requirements for PNPA Admission

Please ensure that you have the following files BEFORE registering to have a more streamlined application process:

  1. Scanned Copy of PSA Birth Certificate (front page only);
  2. Scanned copy of the PNPACAT BMI Certificate signed by a licensed Physician (government or private); and
  3. Scanned copy of Passport Sized ID Picture (white background, with a name tag and signature).

Benefits of a PNPA Cadet

Becoming part of the PNPA Cadetship program comes with several advantages, one of which is the opportunity to serve as a scholar of the government. As a PNPA Cadet, you will receive a comprehensive scholarship that covers your entire training and education for four years, accompanied by financial compensation and allowances.

  • Full scholarship grant for four (4) years leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Public Safety
  • Free tuition fee, clothing, subsistence, and accommodation;
  • Comprehensive Training and Education Program;
  • Opportunity to participate in partner institution-hosted activities/exchanges i.e. Korean Police Academy, INTERPA, etc.
  • With pay and allowances of not less than PhP38,366.00 monthly; and
  • Opportunity to serve our country and people in permanent duty status with full benefits upon appointment as Police Lieutenant in the PNP, and as Fire and Jail Inspector in the BFP and BJMP after graduation.

How to Apply Online

  1. Start by downloading and printing a copy of the PNPA BMI Form, which includes fields for height, weight, gender, and BMI. This form should be completed and certified by a licensed physician, whether from the government or private sector.
  2. Next, fill out all the required fields in the online application form.
  3. Attach scanned copies of your Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Birth Certificate, the completed PNPA BMI Form, and a passport-sized ID picture with your name tag.
  4. After completing the application form, click “submit.” You will receive a system-generated Notice of Examination (NOE) with a QR Code sent to your registered email address.
  5. It is essential to keep a copy and print out the NOE, as you will need to present it to the proctor or examiner during the actual PNPACAT (PNPA Cadet Admission Test) and for scanning the QR Code.
  6. Applicants are allowed to register only once, following the confirmation and approval of their online application. This registration can be done through the link provided on the official website or by scanning the QR Code.

By following these steps, applicants can successfully apply online for the PNPA Cadet program.

When is the start of the Online Application?

The PNPA admission opens on January 20, 2023, and will be closed on July 30, 2023.

When is the actual PNPACAT?

The examination will be on August 2023 and is subject to the approval of the CPNP. PNPA will make an official announcement.

Where will the PNPACAT be held?

In the 34 Testing Centers Nationwide. Those will be provided as choices in your online application (active) sixty (60) days before the exam.

Grounds for Medical Disqualifications for PNPA Admission

  • Defective Visual Perception (color blindness, nearsighted/farsighted with corrective eyeglasses or lens, nystagmus);
  • Physical Deformities Example: bowlegged or congenital defects;
  • The perforated eardrum, chronic sinusitis, bleeding tendencies, hemorrhoids, hernia (if not treated), varicocele, extensive skin disorders;
  • History of heart disease, hypertension, asthma, active PTB, kidney and liver diseases, epileptic seizure disorders, major operations; communicable diseases (such as AIDS, Hepatitis, VD, etc.);
  • Full dentures, upper and lower, Cleft lip and palate, malocclusion. Deformities of the face, Open bite, Tongue-tied, missing four(4) anterior or front teeth & Missing six (6) posterior/molar teeth;
  • Tattoos or other brotherhood marks;
  • Ear piercing for males and multiple ear piercing for females;
  • For Females: Goiter; History of pregnancy; Presence of breast mass; Painful menstruation;
  • Any other similar defects which may hinder the Cadetship Training Program.
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Exemption for PNPACAT

In contrast to the previous PNPACAT, college graduates who obtained Latin honors and senior high school graduates with the highest honors are NO LONGER EXCLUDED FROM TAKING THE EXAM.

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Grounds for Disqualification in the Online Application

  1. When an applicant fails to meet the initial qualifications;
  2. When an applicant deliberately inputs false and/or incorrect entries in any of the fields of the online application form;
  3. When an applicant uploads any fraudulent document; and
  4. Incomplete entries not satisfying the online application requirements.

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Phases of Screening

Candidates who effectively passed the PNPACAT will meet all requirements for the following period of screening which as follows:

  1. Physical Agility Test (PAT);

The following are the passing scores in each event for PAT:

  • Pull-Ups
    • Male:3 Reps Female:N/A
  • Full Arms Hanging
    • Male:N/A Female:45 Sec
  • 2 Min Push-Ups
    • Male:25 Reps Female25 Reps
  • 2 Min Sit-Ups
    • Male:40 Reps Female:40 Reps
  • 100 Meter Dash
    • Male:18 Sec Female:20 Sec
  • 3 Km Run
    • Male:24 Mins Female:27 Mins
  1. Psychological and Psychiatric Examination (PPE);
  2. Physical, Medical, and Dental Examination (PMDE); and,
  3. Panel Interview.
Source: Philippine National Police Academy