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I’m interested in joining ICA as a ICA Inspector / Sergeant. How do I apply?

If you meet our entry requirements, you may submit your application via Careers@Gov.

What are the prerequisites of the job?

The basic requirements to be a ICA Inspector / Sergeant are:

  • Singapore citizenship
  • Be physically fit
  • Good eyesight with normal colour vision
  • A degree in any discipline for the position of ICA Inspector, and at least five General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ Level passes or Nitec for the position of ICA Sergeant.

Please refer to the ICA Inspector and ICA Sergeant pages for more details.

Do I need to do shift work?

Yes. Newly appointed officers, upon completion of their training, will begin their foundational posting at a checkpoint and will be required to work on cyclic shifts.

Is there any Physical Employment Standards (PES) requirement?

Candidates need to pass a medical examination. Male applicants should preferably have a fitness level of PES A or B. Those who do not have PES A or B will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Do I still need to serve In-Camp Training (ICT) and / or complete the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) after I join ICA?

Yes. There is no change to National Service requirements (including the IPPT) with your appointment as ICA Inspector / Sergeant.

I hold a diploma from a private institution. Is it recognised?

Private diplomas that are assessed to be of the same duration and rigour as our local polytechnic diplomas may be considered.

What degrees are recognised by ICA?

For graduate positions, ICA recognises degrees from universities accredited by the government of the country where the university is located. This applies to degrees obtained full time or part time, as well as through distance learning or twinning programmes. ICA does not solely look at academic qualifications when choosing candidates. We also take into account other important factors, such as relevant work experience, past performance (for example, employment track record) and personal attributes like leadership abilities.

Does ICA sponsor officers for further studies?

Yes, we do. ICA offers sponsorships for diploma, degree and postgraduate studies.

I heard that there is a sign-on bonus. Is it true? Will there be a bond?

Newly appointed Sergeants will receive a sign-on bonus, with $12,000 paid upon signing on and $18,000 upon confirmation after one-year probation. You must enter a bond of three years to receive the sign-on bonus, effective from the date of appointment.

What is the training period and where will it be held? Is it a residential programme?

The 20 to 26 week training will be conducted at Home Team Academy. The training, which is largely non-residential, will equip new officers with the relevant knowledge and skills to confidently fulfil their duties. As part of the ICA Basic Course (Inspector), there is a five-day residential Leadership Challenge Programme and up to 10 days (excluding weekends) of residential Home Team Programme at HTA. Officers will generally not be allowed to take any vacation leave or time-off during the course of the training.