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2022 Correction Officer/Head Cook Exam

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

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Key Dates

Application Opening: July 5, 2022
Application Deadline: July 19, 2022*
Notice to Appear for Exam: August 13, 2022
Examination Date: September 10, 2022 (Saturday)
Score Release Date: October 21, 2022
Employment/Experience Last Day to Appeal: November 7, 2022
Eligible List Establishment Date: November 15, 2022

Written Examination Fee: $75*
Location: Various Sites across the state
Eligibility: This is an entry-level exam. Please refer to the exam poster/application for specific information.

*There is an additional $50 fee for applications received after July 19, 2022. Applications will not be accepted after July 26, 2022.

Additional Resources

Next Steps

  1. Log in your Civil Service online account.
  2. Read texts on the reading list.
  3. The registration for the exam has been closed.
  4. Notice to Appear for Examination:  August 13, 2022

    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: October 21, 2022
    You will receive your examination result by e-mail.
  6. Employment/Experience Last Day to Appeal: November 7, 2022
  7. Eligible List Establishment Date: November 15, 2022
    When the eligible list is established you will be able to view your rank.

How to Apply for the Exam

The registration for the exam has been closed.

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  1. Find the application for the 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


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. 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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