Application Process Overview

Recruitment is ongoing and we are currently accepting applications.

The application process takes between 4-8 months from start to finish. Before applying online you must ensure the following requirements are met, while fully understanding the 8-Stage application process.

Character Requirements

The Edmonton Police Service values diversity in geographical, educational, and sociocultural backgrounds of its police service. Edmonton is a growing, diverse city and the individuals we hire reflect the dynamic needs of its population. While we celebrate the differences of our (over 2,000) police officers, we are united by working together to achieve our strategic vision.

The fundamental requirement needed to successfully become an EPS officer is a desire to help people. We hire people who, above all else, are driven by compassion, community, and a desire to serve others. We are looking for people who are motivated to inspire those around them, instill confidence in others, make tough choices, challenge themselves, and reflect a positive attitude that upholds the values of the Edmonton Police Service.

This role can influence the lives of many. During the application process, our recruitment constables assess recruits based on their ability to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to EPS’ values of integrity, accountability, respect, innovation, courage and community
  • Compassion and empathy toward others
  • Ability to keep a positive attitude
  • Leadership and concise decision-making
  • An ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
  • A flexible and adaptable mindset
  • An ability to be a team player

Minimum Application Requirements

  • Age: You must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application.
  • Criminal Conviction: You must not have a criminal conviction for which a pardon has not been granted.
  • Citizenship: You must be a Canadian citizen or legal permanent resident at the time of application.
  • Physical and Health Standards
    • You must be in excellent health with no impending conditions.
    • You must meet visual and hearing examination standards.*
    • You should be prepared to pass the physical readiness evaluation is a component of the process. Learn more on fitness requirements & programs like Run with Recruiters.
  • Education and Employment
    • You must hold a Grade 12 high school diploma (Alberta standard) or equivalent; for International Applicants, an IQAS certificate or WES certificate is required.
    • You must possess good written and verbal skills in English. Written communication testing will be included in the selection process.
    • EPS recommends applicants have two years of recent and verifiable employment, and/or two years of post-secondary education.
  • Other Certifications
    • You must possess a valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license. A graduated driver’s license is not acceptable.
    • A good driving record is essential (maximum of five demerits). You must be comfortable operating a vehicle in busy driving conditions.
    • You must possess a current certificate in standard first aid.
      • Must be a minimum 16-hour course with Provincial Occupational Health and Safety approval. A certificate must be issued within one year prior to the date of application. Re-qualification may be necessary for some components after one year.
    • A current “Level C” certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and AED.

*Applicants are required to field the costs associated with their vision & hearing examinations, driver’s abstract, transcripts, first aid and CPR certifications, any required surgeries, or physician’s fees for medical clearance for the APREP. There is no application submission fee, exam fees or APREP fee.

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