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2020 Correction Officer III Exam

Please find the key dates and other information for the promotional exam.

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Key Dates for the Promotional Exam

Application Opening: September 8, 2020
Application Deadline: September 29, 2020
Notice to Appear for Exam: October 23, 2020
Examination Date: November 7, 2020
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: November 14, 2020
Score Release Date: January 4, 2021
Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: January 21, 2021
Eligible List Establishment Date: February 1, 2021

Written Examination Fee: $150
Location: Various Sites across the state
Eligibility: This is an departmental promotional exam. Please refer to the exam poster/application for specific information.

Additional Resources

Next Steps

  1. Log in your Civil Service online account.
  2. Read texts on the reading list.
  3. Registration for the 2020 Correction Officer III exam has been closed on September 29, 2020.
  4. Notice to Appear for Examination: October 23, 2020
    Two weeks before the examination date you will receive a notice to appear by e-mail.  The notice will tell you the location and the time to appear for your examination.  Please check your junk or spam mail folder for the e-mail before contacting this office.
  5. Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: November 14, 2020

    Promotional exam candidates are required to file their E&E Claims; It is a mandatory exam component and will result in a failing score if the claim is not completed.  Supporting documentation will be accepted up to 7 calendar days following the examination date by email:

  6. Scores: January 4, 2021

    Your examination scores have been emailed.

  7. Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: January 21, 2021

    Before filing an appeal regarding your E&E claim, please ensure that your submitted documentation supports the information referenced on your E&E claim.

  8. Eligible List Establishment Date: February 1, 2021
    The Eligible List has been established.

How to Apply for the Exam

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  1. Find the application for Correction Officer III exam.
  2. Read about the exam information and find out if you’re eligible to take the exam.
  3. Click Apply in the top right corner of the exam poster and follow the instructions to submit your application.
  4. Once you’ve successfully submitted your application, you’ll see a Click to Pay button. Click the button to pay for your exam. Be sure to pay for the correct exam.
  5. You’ll receive two confirmation emails when you’ve completed the process:

     an email confirming that your application has been received
    an email confirming that your payment has been received

    Your application is not complete until you have received both confirmation emails. Once you receive the successful payment confirmation email, you may ignore the option to Submit Payment which may still be displayed in your account.


Please ensure that your email address is current on your account. If you need to change anything on your account, please see here for instructions: Update Your Account Contact Information. All notices are sent by email. Please check your junk or spam mail folder for the email before contacting this office. You are also able to view all email notices sent to you from our office by logging into your Civil Service account and viewing your inbox.



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