The Philippine National Police Academy or the PNPA is looking for scholars or recruits. Every after the academic year, they go on the hunt for the most qualified individuals to be a part of their team. In case you’re not aware, the PNPA is the initial strand of the three (3) of the most recognized and the most renowned departments in the country, namely:
- The Philippine National Police (PNP)
- Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)
- Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)
Getting Into the PNPA as a Cadet
Similar to how you would enter a college or a university, you need to take an admission test to enter the PNPA. However, there are sets of eligibilities and qualifications that you must pass in order for you to be allowed to take the test.
The qualification standards to be accepted to take an admission test for the PNPA Cadet:
- Must be a natural Filipino citizen
- Should be single with no parental obligations
- Must have finished at least the Senior High School Level upon PNPA admission
- Must be at least 18 to 22 years old before taking the oath as a cadet (June of the current year)
- Should be both physically and mentally fit to undergo the cadetship program
- Must be with good moral character. This means that the applicant should have no criminal, civil derogatory, or administrative records
- Must not be a former cadet of the PNPA or other service academies
- Should have no pending complaints or cases before any tribunal which involves moral turpitude as well as other cases against the state
- Must not have been dismissed from any private employment or government position for a particular cause
Just recently, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, former Chief of National Police, proposed to decrease the height requirement for uniformed personnel. It’s still in the Senate approval and is yet to be effective.
So if you’re interested with the fact that the PNPA is looking for scholars, then you need to meet the height requirement which is at least 162.5cm for male applicants, and at least 157.5cm for female applicants.
As for the weight requirement, the PNPA sets it straight that the weight of the applicant must be proportionate with their height, gender, and age in accordance to the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale.
For a particular applicant, the weight must be rational and must vary to their overall measurements and their age.
Benefits of Being a PNPA Cadet
Being a cadet is one of the many dreams of the youth. They’ll be able to serve the government and the country. In addition to that, they would get a decent pay.
But aside from those reasons, some of the benefits of being a PNPA cadet includes:
- Full scholarship grants for four (4) years of education and training;
- They’ll be given allowances while they are in the training program for being a cadet;
- They will get the degree of Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS); and
- Scholars will get the assurance that they will be employed and appointed after they graduate with the following ranks:
- Inspector in the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP);
- Inspector in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP); and
- Police Lieutenant in the Philippine National Police (PNP)
The date of examination is on the 8th of November, 2020. You need to file your application before the said date for you to be qualified. Generally, the recommended date must be a week before the date.
How Do You Apply?
If you choose the former method, just click on the menu tab and select Apply Now. If you want to go directly and apply, click on the link above and it will redirect you to the sign up page.
In the sign up page, you would have to fill the following information out:
- Middle Name
- First Name
- Name Extension (if applicable)
- Date of Birth (DoB)
- City or Municipality
- Barangay (Required)
- Block/Lot/House Number, Street, Subdivision (Required)
NOTE: All the inputs are going to be deemed final after registration. The information you will input wouldn’t be available for changes upon login. It is imperative to check all the information before finishing the page. Entering false or incorrect information is punishable by existing Philippine Law.
The PNPA is looking for scholars to be a part of their cadetship program.