PELLET B Overview

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What does PELLET B stand for?

Peace Officer Standards and Training







The PELLET B Test is a test designed to measure Writing, Reading, and Reasoning abilities.

California mandates that peace officers be able to read and write at levels necessary to perform the job of a peace officer. Peace officer meaning: any sworn law enforcement officer, whether that be a police officer, deputy sheriff, special agent.


The California POST or Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery or PELLET B is the most commonly used written exam in California to test reading and writing ability because performance on the PELLET B is highly correlated with performance and the police academy, many agencies and academies use a PELLET B as an indicator of readiness for a law enforcement career.

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