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2021 Correctional Program Officer A/B Examination

Please find the key dates and other information for the entry-level examination.

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Key Dates for the Correctional Program Officer A/B Examination

Application Period Begins: January 5, 2021
Application Deadline: March 2, 2021*
Notices to Appear for Examination: April 2, 2021
Written Examination Date: April 17, 2021
Score Release Date: TBD
Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD

Written Examination Fee: $100
Eligibility: Entry-level, open to public
Location: Various Sites across the state

*There is an additional $50 fee for applications received after March 2, 2021. Applications will not be accepted after March 9, 2021.

Additional Resources

Next steps

  1. Create your Civil Service online account.
  2. Apply for the 2021 Correctional Program Officer A/B Examination!
  3. Notice to Appear for Examination Release Date: April 2, 2021
  4. 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. Score Release Date: TBD
    You will receive your examination result by email.
  6. Employment/Experience Last Day to Appeal: TBD
  7. Eligible List: TBD
    When the eligible list is established you will be able to view your rank on the online list.

How To Apply

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  1. Find the application for 2021 Correctional Program Officer A/B Examination.
  2. Read about the examination 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.


If you previously took the Correctional Program Officer A/B examination and your name was placed on the list 2/1/19 or 7/1/19, your period of eligibility is expected to end on 2/1/21 or 7/1/21 and would need to apply for and take the April examination to appear on the list or remain eligible when the resulting eligible list is established from the April examination.

Please ensure that your email address is up to date 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.



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100 Cambridge Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114