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Military Applicants

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All requests for the 2017 Supplemental Trooper Examinations for military personnel have been processed - You will be notified of the dates and times by E-mail once they have been determined.

Ensure that you keep all your personal information updated here.

Military Supplemental Exam Process

If you are in the military when the application period opens and the test dates are established, apply on-line whether you know if you can attend or not.  If you can’t attend during the regular exam period, you must request to take a Military Supplemental Exam. You must supply military orders to support your request to take the supplemental exam by the established deadline. 

The supplemental exams will be given at the Academy within two years of the original filing deadline. More information will be provided when the application period opens.

You qualify for Veterans' Preference credits, if you:


  • Veterans with at least two (2) years cumulative of active duty service in the U.S. Armed Forces* and an Honorable discharge may be eligible to receive a 30 College Credit waiver.
  • Please be advised that AARTS and SMART transcripts for courses that you have completed while in the military are not accepted in order to meet the required college credit levels. Applicants may wish to submit these transcripts to a civilian college that they are considering for enrollment at, who may grant transfer credits for these courses. A maximum of 12 non-traditional transferred college credit hours will be accepted.
  • Military Veterans may be eligible for an extension of the application age limit.  Up to 6 years (72 months) may be added to the maximum age limit of 29, depending on length of active duty service.  In order for the service time to be credited it must be active duty service.  Federal service for training purposes does not apply for reserve forces.  Contact your recruiter for further information regarding extensions to the age limit.
  • Active duty individuals may participate in the selection process if they are within 6 months of separation from their respective service. Candidates may not be appointed while on a terminal leave status and must have completely separated prior to their attendance at the academy. In certain circumstances such as AGR tours, individuals may be allowed to process. This is handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • After five (5) years of credited service within the New York State Retirement System, Veterans who have received an Honorable discharge from the military may apply to buy back up to three (3) years of their service time to use towards retirement. The Veteran's service credit is assessed on a case-by-case basis. For more information on buying military credit CLICK HERE
  • NYSP members may continue their military career as members of the Guard/Reserve.  Troopers are eligible for annual paid leave to attend military training.
  • For more information on benefits offered to military applicants, contact the military liaison at 518-457-6498 or go to NYTROOPER.COM.
  • * U.S. Armed Forces includes: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and the National Guard, when in the service of the United States pursuant to call as provided by law on a full-time active duty basis, other than active duty for training purposes.


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