HOW TO JOIN THE PNP | Qualification, Requirements and Recruitment Process


Looking for a stable job in government sector? Join the PNP! Be a Police Officer!

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is the armed, civilian national police force in the Philippines. It is administered and controlled by the National Police Commission and is part of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
 Interested applicants are advised to apply online thru Comprehensive Online Recruitment Processing System (CORPS). Check out the recruitment details below, courtesy of PNP:

Documentary Requirements

For initial requirements, kindly prepare the following documents in PDF format:

A. Notarized CSC and PNP Personal Data Sheet (handwritten)

B. PSA issued Birth Certificate of Patrolman/Patrolwoman Applicant and Family Documents for Issuance of Certificate of Declared Beneficiary.
B.1- Computerized Affidavit of Confirmation
B.2- PSA Issued Advisory on Marriage of PNP personnel
B.3- PSA Issued Advisory on Marriage of Spouse
B.4- PSA Issued Marriage Contract
B.5- PSA Issued Birth Certificate of Dependents
B.6- PSA Issued Certificate of Non Marriage (CENOMAR)
B.7- Photocopy of valid ID with three (3) specimen signatures
* FOR MARRIED - B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6 & B7
* FOR SINGLE - B1, B5, B6 & B7
C. Affidavit of Undertaking Regarding Incontestability of Declared Birth Date
D. Educational Background
*College Diploma &Transcript of Record (TOR)
*General Weighted Average (GWA) of TOR
*Good Moral Character (from school last attended)

E. Eligibility (NAPOLCOM/CSC/PRC/PD No. 907)
*Report of Rating
*PRC shall also attach the authenticated PRC License
F. CLEARANCES - Authenticated copies
*National Police Clearance
*Mayor / ADHOC Committee Recommendation

G. Service Record for previous employment on the government service if any (Original)

H. Picture
*1pc Colored whole body picture (JPEG)
*1 pc Bust-size(JPEG)
*2 pcs 2x2 colored with name tag (JPEG)
*(use white background)
I. Photocopy of Valid ID

J. Tax Identification Number

K. Height waiver, if any
---(To be inserted by RPRMD)---

L. Appointment Order and Oath of Office

M. Fingerprint and Handwritten Specimen (PNP Crime Laboratory)

N. PPE Result

O. Drug Test Result

P. Agility Test

  • For those applicants who are under height who are under height, kindly secure height waiver from NAPOLCOM.
  • Visit your dentist for dental check-up prior reporting at the recruitment venue;
  • Bring your normal ECG Result issued by government hospital/doctor, and
  • Bring your RT-PCR with negative result (within 48 hours).
Prior to the schedule and upon receipt of the announcement/notice to report at the venue, submit the above required ECG and RT-PCR results and documentary requirements and coordinate with your respective unit/office recruitment officer as to your processing schedule at the recruitment venue.



These are the basic qualifications set by Republic Act (RA) No. 6975, as amended by RA 8551:

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. Eligible

Any of the following:
  • PNP Entrance (NAPOLCOM)
  • Civil Service Eligibility Professional Level
  • 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 fifty-seven centimeters (1.57m) in height for male and one meter and fifty-two centimeters (1.52m);

9. Must weigh no more or less than 5 kilograms from the standard weight corresponding to his/her height, 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.

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 (Minute)
b. Push-up:       Male-35 (1 Minute), Female-25 (1 Minute)
c. 3Km Run:     Male- 19 Minutes, Female- 21 Minutes


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How to Apply

Interested applicants are advised to apply online thru Comprehensive Online Recruitment Processing System (CORPS): Kindly click the sign-up button in the portal to start the process.

To avoid any disqualification, kindly double check all the documents to be uploaded. All male applicants who pretended to be female (vice-versa) and was able to register shall be removed from the list and will not be considered even if they already have QR Code.

Please do not make multiple applications. The system will mark you DQ when you do so. Access immediately because it is a "first COME-first SAVE" basis system.

For further details and instruction, open your communication line at all times and wait for notice and announcement of your respective unit/office Recruitment Officer.


Successful candidates will be appointed to the initial rank of Police Patrolman with a monthly base pay of P29,668.00 with other mandated allowances and benefits.

What is an appointment under a Waiver Program?

1. The age, height and weight for initial appointment to the PNP may be waived only when the number of qualified applicants falls below the approved national;/regional quota;

2. The NAPOLCOM en banc may grant height waiver to a member of an indigenous group within the region as certified by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) or Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA);

3. Waiver of the age requirement may be granted only provided the applicant is not less than 20 nor more than 35 years of age;

4. Waiver of the height requirement may granted to a male applicant who is 1.57 m and a female applicant who is 1.52 m. A lower height requirement may be set for applicants belonging to indigenous group as certified by the NCIP.


What are the documents required in filing application for waivers?

a. Civil Service ersonal Data Sheet (PDS)
b. NSO-authenticated Birth Certificate;
c. Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility;
d. Authenticated Transcript of Records/Diploma;
e. Certificate of Trainings/Special Skills;
f. Annual recruitment quota (to be provided by the PNP);
g. Worksheet of Final Deliberation
h. Certification under oath that there are no more qualified candidates to fill the quota;
i. Justification/Board Resolution recommending the applicant for a waiver; and NCIP certificate (for height waiver applicants only)

NOTE: The application for grant waiver must be endorsed by the Director/Regional Director of the processing unit to the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management for subsequent processing.

What are the factors to be considered in the grant of waivers?

1. Outstanding accomplishments or possession of special skills in law enforcement, police work, martial arts, marksmanship and similar skills;

2. Special talents in the field of sports, music and others; and Extensive experience or training in training in forensic science and other technical services.

For Inquiries

For inquiries and clarifications, kindly contact the PNP Recruitment Official Facebook Page at or contact them at 02 8723-0401 local 4211 and 0917-1126-440 or email at


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