- DTP Success Team
Are DSST Exams Hard To Pass?
Updated: Dec 4, 2022
It depends if you have experience or prior knowledge about the exam you chose.
In other words, it depends on your level of expertise in the topic.
Some topics covered on the DSST exam will review what you've already learned on the job.
For example, if you're in law enforcement, DSST Introduction to Law Enforcement may be easier for you to pass than someone with no experience in the field.
On the other hand, the exam will be more difficult if you take a DSST on a topic you're unfamiliar with.
The best way to ensure a passing grade is to study and review the material thoroughly before taking the exam. Before taking the test, you'll need to study the most basic and advanced concepts. Practice exams are a must.
The DSST exam will test you on material equivalent to an entire college semester of coursework.
You will be given 2 hours to complete the exam.
With proper preparation time, the exam will be easier to pass.
We highly suggest a self-paced study plan of 3-4 weeks of practice for proper preparation.
This will alleviate some stress to allow for enough time to retain the material and allow some flexibility with your schedule.
With the proper preparation, you can pass your DSST exam with flying colors!