Pass Written Exam

Before receiving a Conditional Offer of Employment with ABC, candidates must first pass a written exam (POST PELLETB). Make sure you meet the minimum qualifications for the exam. Refer to the Agent Examination Bulletin for upcoming exams and application cut off dates.

In order to take the Agent exam, you must first submit a STD. 678 along with the CalHR 884 and documentation to support adherence to the minimum qualifications.

To apply for an exam, please submit the following documents:



At this point in the process we highly recommend that you visit the CalCareers website and create an account. Once you create an account, you will be able to fill out a State application (STD. 678) and save it for future use. This same application template can be used to apply for job vacancies once you pass the written exam.

Mail or Personally Deliver Applications To:
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Human Resources
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the cut-off date. Dates printed on mobile bar codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) codes available at the USPS, are not considered postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application. Applications may be personally delivered between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except State holidays), to ABC Human Resources. Applications will not be accepted via email, fax, or inter-agency mail.


ABC’s Recruitment Unit offers the California POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) testing to the general public. There is no fee to take the exam. Limited seating is available.

Contact the Recruitment Unit for more information.

Prepare for Exams


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