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Examination Information

Access Schedule of currently offered examinations, reading lists for public safety promotional examinations and exam forms information.
  • Online Application Assistance docx format of Online Application Assistance

    Tips on how to successfully complete your online application and online payment for a Civil Service examination.

  • Education & Experience Information for October 18, 2014 Promotional Exams

    Information on how to submit an E&E claim application for October 18, 2014 exams.

  • Education & Experience Information for November 15, 2014 Promotional Exams

    Information on how to submit an E&E claim application for November 15, 2014 exams.

  • Examination Schedule

    Examination announcements/posters for upcoming scheduled civil service tests. Please note this area is only populated with information as exams are scheduled and during the application acceptance period.
  • General Exam Instructions

  • Residency Preference Claim Selection Information

    Information regarding Residency Preference Claims

    *Please Note: Changing your mailing address does NOT change/update your Residency Preference claim.  They are separate entities in your Civil Service account.

  • Examination Forms & Notice to Appear Info

    Notice to Appear & Examination Form Information for Applicants Participating in Upcoming Scheduled Examinations. Note: Exam forms (such as education & experience instructions, worksheets and employment verification forms) are no longer mailed to applicants with their notice to appear and must be downloaded and printed by applicants. Applicants should have these forms completed and bring them, along with supporting documents, to the exam. Read the exam announcement/poster for the on-line availability date of exam forms and which forms are applicable for your specific test.
  • Examination Orientation and Preparation Guides

    Orientation and examination preparation guides for entry level Correction Officer I, Firefighter and Police Officer tests.
  • Reading Lists

    Reading lists for civil service merit system examinations.
  • Delegated Assessment Center Examinations

  • Regional Assessment Center Initiative

    *PLEASE NOTE: The February Police Captain RACI and June Chief Series RACI examination has been suspended.  Participating Departments and candidates will be contacted directly.

    HRD is actively reviewing the status of RACI and will update Appointing Authorities accordingly when more information becomes available.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and will continue to work with departments to resolve upcoming issues and concerns.

    Thank you

  • Continuous Testing (ConTest)

    The Continuous Testing (ConTest) Program has been discontinued due to the current financial situation facing the Commonwealth. All funding for this program has been eliminated through the Governor's Fiscal Year 2009 budget cuts. Please continue to visit this page to check for further developments and information regarding this program.