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2020 Field Parole Officer C&D Examination

A new date for the written examination originally scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020 has been announced.

The new date for the examination will be Thursday, August 6, 2020.
Notices to Appear with additional information will be sent to candidates via email on Thursday, July 23, 2020.


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

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Key Dates for the Promotional Examination

Application Opening: March 17, 2020
Application Deadline: April 7, 2020
Notice to Appear for Exam: July 23, 2020
Examination Date:
August 6, 2020 (Thursday)
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: August 13, 2020
Score Release Date: September 15, 2020
Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: October 2, 2020
Eligible List Establishment Date: October 15, 2020

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

Additional Resources

Next steps

  1. Read texts on the preparation guide.
  2. Notice to Appear for Examination: July 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.
  3. Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: August 13, 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:
  4. Scores: September, 15, 2020

    You have received your examination result by email.
  5. Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: October 2, 2020

    Before filing an appeal regarding your E&E claim, please ensure that your submitted documentation supports the information referenced on your E&E claim
  6. Eligible List Establishment Date: October 15, 2020
    The Eligible List has been established.

Registration for 2020 Field Parole Officer C&D Exams is closed

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  1. Find the application for 
    2020 Field Parole Officer C Exam

    2020 Field Parole Officer D 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.


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