Criminal Justice Test Prep Workshop

by | Nov 7, 2019

One of GSPCC’s most interactive courses is our CRIMINAL JUSTICE TEST PREP WORKSHOP (CJTPW). New England College has embraced this program for over four years now, offering it to their Criminal Justice majors. As a result, the college has seen a significant increase in Criminal Justice students landing jobs in the police and corrections fields. The CJTPW program is far more than just telling students about how the law enforcement and corrections testing processes work. We go much deeper than that.

Our CJTPW program:

Phase 1: 8-hour lecture on the following:

  • Self-Image & Self-Confidence
  • The Power of First Impressions
  • The Written Application
  • The Physical Agility Test
    • What the physical agility test consists of and why
    • How and when to work-out and prepare
    • Bare minimums vs going beyond the minimums
    • Practical do’s and don’ts
  • The Written Test
    • The anatomy of a written test
    • What to expect and why
    • Tips for preparing
    • Practical do’s and don’ts
  • The Oral Interview
    • Dress & Grooming
    • Creating confidence
    • Practicing for the interview
    • Posture, eye contact, speaking, etc.
    • Types of questions to expect
    • Ethics
    • How to conclude the interview
  • The Background Process
    • What to expect and why

Phase 2 – Mock Written Test & Mock PT Test

  • 50 question mock written test (security protocols, timed & graded)
  • Mock physical agility test – 1.5-mile run, push-ups & sit-ups (Cooper Standards, 35th Percentile)






Phase 3 – Mock Oral Interview

  • GSPCC assembles panels of police and corrections professionals
  • Students are given profession specific interviews
  • GSPCC staff create real-to-life interview scenarios
  • Each student receives post interview feedback from the interviewing staff
  • Each student receives feedback notes from staff
  • GSPCC interview staff critique students on a variety of issues, to include, eye contact, handshake, posture, energy level, speaking ability and much more.

Post seminar, GSPCC meets with all students and faculty for a lengthy debrief and Q&A session. All students receive a certificate of completion.

If your college is interested in our CJTPW program, or if you are interested in participating, contact Phillip White at for dates and availability.