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Bergen County (NJ) “Alternate Route Program” Exam Prep Course 2024-04-24T17:58:17-04:00
CCS Test Prep®

Written Exam Preparation

Bergen County (NJ) Police Academy

“Alternate Route Program”

Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D. (Ret.) CCS Test Prep


The officials at the Bergen County Police Academy hosted an orientation meeting on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 11 a.m. during which candidates were provided information on the 2024 Alternate Route Program selection process. The Bergen County Police Academy conducts a competitive selection process for slots in the Alternate Route Program on an annual basis. Information can be found on the Bergen County Police Academy website.

The CCS Test Prep® Online prep program is designed to prepare candidates for the competitive written examination. Candidates who register for the CCS Test Prep® Online prep program will begin their 24/7 access to the program within 12 hours of submitting the below course registration to study at their convenience. 

The Alternate Route Program competitive selection process is posted on an annual basis. The process commonly begins with candidates having to attend the orientation meeting at which time formal applications are commonly distributed. The orientation meeting(s) are held at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute at 281 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, New Jersey. Interested candidates are REQUIRED TO ATTEND an orientation session in order to receive an application and be part of the competitive process. Information can be found at the Bergen County Police Academy website (Click Here)

Once candidates attend an orientation meeting, obtain an application and return a completed application, the next step in the process involves a competitive written examination. Those candidates who score high enough on the written exam are invited to complete the physical assessment and then a scored interview panel.

Candidates interested in fully preparing for the Bergen County Police Academy Alternate Route written exam should ensure they take the CCS Test Prep® program. Students begin their prep on the CCS Test Prep Online Learning Platform within two weeks leading up to the actual exam with 24/7 access continuing up to the time of the test.

Why the Alternate Route Program?

The CCS Test Prep® Program is a very focused training course during which Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D. (Ret.) works with students using an online platform leading right up to the actual exam. 

The actual exam will be administered by the NJSACOP at the police academy on a date to be announced by the academy officials.

NOTE: The exam cycle administered for the Police Academy Alternate Route Program in Bergen County is extremely competitive. The Bergen County Police Academy is recognized as one of the top training academies in the state and is highly respected. The program has an exceptional history of graduates obtaining some of the most coveted law enforcement jobs in the state.


Course Reg CLOSED

Bergen County Alternate Route Program

Written Exam Prep Program

Bergen County Police Academy
281 Campgaw Rd.
Mahwah NJ 07430

Students will study on the CCS Test Prep® Online Training Platform.

Course Fee:  $395.00


The Bergen County Police Academy in Mahwah (NJ) utilizes the NJ Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) exam services to administer an IOS exam. This is a very critically scored entry-level exam that has been proven to be very challenging as a competitive instrument. Most candidates take the exam over and over without ever achieving a sufficiently adequate score to be considered in any of the selection processes for which the exam series is utilized.

The CCS Test Prep® Program 

Candidates who strive to achieve excellence, should always properly prepare before sitting for a competitive examination. The CCS Test Prep® program is the most effective preparation program available.



For information regarding the exam preparation services provided by Critical Concepts and Strategies (CCS Test Prep®) for the Bergen County, NJ, “Alternate Route Program” examination, please utilize the CONTACT FORM below to submit an inquiry. 

Dr. David A. Paprota will respond to your inquiry within 72 hours. 

Unless otherwise indicated, you will be added to the CCS Test Prep® email list to receive updates from Dr. Paprota regarding New Jersey entry-level testing. Aside from the non-civil service exams, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission now announces and facilitates the Law Enforcement Examination (LEE) on an annual basis.

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Alternate Route Programs

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