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Silang, Cavite – PNPA bids farewell to their Commandant of Cadets, PBGEN WILFREDO PALACI CAYAT as he bows-out from service for reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56.  PBGEN RHODERICK C ARMAMENTO, Acting Director of PNPA expressed his gratitude to Gen Cayat for his invaluable service rendered to the police academy and among others for building among …



Contributed by FINSP MILES PAGTALUNAN. “The measure of true kindness is often revealed in those challenging instances when we must rise above the impulse toward its opposite, ignited by fear and anger and despair” -Maria Popova. The Chief, Bureau of Fire Protection, FDIR JOSE SEGUNDO EMBANG JR, led the event “Gabi ng Pasasalamat” on Oct …



The Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) has undergone a massive development surge through the renovation of academic and training facilities and procurement of training/academic equipment under the flagship of the new Director, PMGEN GILBERTO DC CRUZ, who took the challenge in implementing the second component of the CPNP’s 9-Point Agenda Program Thrust which identifies the …


PNPA is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) is internationally recognised as the world’s leading quality management standard and has been implemented by over one million organisations in over 170 countries globally.  PNPA was first granted ISO 9001:2008 on February 1, 2016. Chartering its track to construct its quality management system from the specific context within which …

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Camp General Mariano N Castañeda, Silang, Cavite – The Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) has moved to the flexible blended type learning modality in adherence to the guidelines set by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). According to PNPA Director PMGEN GILBERTO DC CRUZ, head-on classes with the cadets are prohibited until a vaccine for Corona Virus Disease 2019 …


New PNPA Director Ensures Fast COVID 19 Response

Silang, Cavite – One week after the assumption of PMGEN GILBERTO DC CRUZ as the PNPA Director, proactive response and measures against COVID-19 were immediately implemented to protect the Cadet Corps. A total of 6,500 face shields, 16,000 facemasks, 1,100 carry-on canister and alcohol were distributed to each cadet for easy disinfection and protection, compliant to …

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PNPA brotherhood remains amid the ongoing calamity

The Philippine National Police Academy Alumni Association BJMP Chapter Inc. extended its assistance by donating P200,000 worth of relief goods to the Cadet Corps who were also affected by the Taal Volcano’s phreatic eruption. BJMP Deputy Chief for Operations, JCSUPT DENNIS UVAS ROCAMORA led the turnover of donations that contain food, drinking water and face …

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Grounds for Medical Disqualifications:

  • Defective Visual Perception (color blindness, near sighted/far sighted with corrective eyeglasses or lens, nystagmus);
  • Physical Deformities Example: bowlegged or congenital defects;
  • Perforated ear drum, chronic sinusitis, bleeding tendencies, hemorrhoids, hernia (if not treated), varicocele, extensive skin disorders;
  • History of heart disease, hypertension, asthma, active PTB, kidney and liver diseases, epileptic seizure disorders, major operations; communicable diseases (such as AIDS, Hepatitis, VD etc.);
  • Full dentures, upper and lower, Cleft lip and palate, malocclusion, Deformities of the face, Open bite, Tongue-tied, missing of four(4) anterior or front teeth & Missing of six (6) posterior/molar teeth;
  • Tattoos or other brotherhood marks;
  • Ear piercing for male and multiple ear piercing for female;
  • For Females: Goiter; History of pregnancy; Presence of breast mass; Painful menstruation;
  • Any other similar defects which may hinder in the Cadetship Training Program.

Applicants who successfully passed the PNPACAT shall qualify to the next phase of screening which as follows:

1) Physical Agility Test (PAT);

The following are the passing scores in each event for PAT:

Exercises Male Female
Pull-Ups 3 Reps N/A
Full Arms Hanging N/A 45 Sec
2 Min Push-Ups 25 Reps 25 Reps
2 Min Sit-Ups 40 Reps 40 Reps
100 Meter Dash 18 Sec 20 Sec
3 Km Run 24 Mins 27 Mins

2)  Psychological and Psychiatric Examination (PPE);

3)  Physical, Medical and Dental Examination (PMDE); and,

4)  Panel Interview.

How to Apply:     

Click Here to Download Application Form

Through Mail Application:

Submit duly accomplished application form with an attached photocopy of PSA birth certificate, through prepaid express mails (LBC, JRS, TO GO, etc.) and mail to:
The Director (Attn: Registrar)
Philippine National Police Academy
Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda
Silang, Cavite 4118
_____________________________________________________________ OR__________________________________________________________________
Hand carry it to:
Office of the Registrar
Philippine National Police Academy
Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda
Silang, Cavite 4118
*Note: Online Application is temporarily down.
Coverage of PNPACAT:
1) Communication Skills;
2) Logical and Reasoning Ability;
3) Math and Sciences;
4) General Information and Current Events

Initial Requirements (Do not apply if you are not qualified):

  • Natural born Filipino citizen;
  • Eighteen (18) to twenty-two (22) years old on the date of appointment;
  • Single with no parental obligation;
  • At least Senior High School graduate upon admission;
  • At least 5 feet and 4 inches (162.5cm.) for male and 5 feet and 2 inches (157.5 cm.) for female in height;
  • With weight that corresponds to the applicant’s height, gender and age (in reference to BMI);
  • Physically and mentally fit to undergo the Cadetship Program;
  • With good moral character (no criminal, administrative and civil derogatory record;
  • Without pending complaint and/or case before any tribunal involving moral turpitude and other cases against the State;
  • Not a former cadet of PNPA, or other service academies (PMA, PMMA, MAAP);
  • Not have been dismissed from any private employment or government position for cause;
  • Exemption for PNPACAT(Philippine National Police Academy Cadet Admission Test):
    Senior High School with highest honors, and college summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude and are exempt from taking the Cadet Admission Test (written) provided, he/she shall apply and submit the application form with certification of honor from his/her School/ College/ University to reach PNPA Registrar’s Office before the end of the announced application period. Provided also, that he/she satisfies the initial requirements for admission.