The California Highway Patrol will be accepting applications in January from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer.

Applications will be accepted online only during a three-day period from Thursday, Jan. 3, through Saturday, Jan. 5. This brief application period marks the first time in three years that the CHP has accepted applications.

Those interested in applying, or seeking additional information, should visit

To be considered, candidates must be 20-35 years old, a U.S. citizen, have no felony convictions and be a high school graduate. Each applicant will be required to complete a selection process including a written test, physical ability test, appraisal panel interview, background investigation, medical/vision evaluation and psychological evaluation.

- California Highway Patrol