Brief History

August 26, 1977

PNPA was created as a police and fire service training institution with the enactments of Presidential Decree No. 1184.

June 12, 1978

PNPA was formally organized and activated pursuant to Department of National Defense Order No. 83 issued on May 25, 1978.

June 30, 1978

Fifty (50) police cadets were admitted to compose the pioneer Maharlika Class of 1980 and inducted into the Corps of Cadets, Integrated National Police through a formal ceremony.

August 19, 1978

PNPA moved from INP Training Command Headquarters, Fort Bonifacio, Makati to Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba, Laguna.

August 7, 1980

Conferred the BSPS degree to forty-five (45) INP officers of Special Public Safety Course “Maharlika” Class of 1980.

January 15, 1981

Presidential Decree No. 1780 was enacted granting Academic Charter to PNPA elevating its status into a state university and as the premier educational institution of the country’s national police force.

December 14, 1990

RA 6975 transferred the administration of PNPA from the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the Philippine Public Safety College, to ensure the overall capability for the training, human resource development and continuing education of all personnel of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

May 1, 1993

Admitted female cadet in the cadetship program in consonance with the RA 7192 (The Women in Development and National Building) and on 06 April 1995 – PNPA had its first woman graduate.

APRIL 13, 1994

PNPA Transferred to its permanent home, Camp Castañeda, Silang, Cavite.

APRIL 6, 1995

PNPA had its first female graduate.

MAY 1998

PNPA started its three-year cadetship program with BSPS Buklod-Diwa Class 2001 as the pioneering class for the transition program.

MAY 2001

Members of BSPS TAGAPAGSANGGALANG Class of 2004 were the first cadets to undergo the four-year cadetship program of the academy.

February 1, 2016

PNPA was granted ISO 9001:2015 that certifies its adherence to the international requirements for a quality management system as an organization.

December 14, 2016

PNPA was granted the certificate satisfying the requirements on the Surveillance Stage 2, the ISO 9001:2008

April 12, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte signed RA 11279 transferring the supervision and control of PNPA from PPSC to PNP under the Office of the Chief PNP and still be allowed to accommodate BFP and BJMP cadets during the 5-year transition period.

June 3, 2019

PNPA was again granted the certificate of registration after satisfying the requirements, operates a management system which has been assessed as conforming ISO 9001:2015. For the scope of the activities-provision of education and training services. Certificate Number: CIP/5356/19/04/1095.

Philippine National Police Academy

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.