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Correctional Program Officer C & D Exam

Please find key dates and other information below for this promotional exam.

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Key Dates for the Promotional Exam

Application Opening: December 11, 2019
Application Deadline: January 8, 2020
Notice to Appear for Exam: January 31, 2020

Examination Date: February 15, 2020
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: February 22, 2020
Score Release Date: TBD
Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD

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.

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Next Steps

  1. Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: February 22, 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 mail or email:

  2. Scores: TBD

    You will receive your examination result by email.

  3. Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD

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

  4. Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD

    When the eligible list is established you will be able to view your rank.

How to Apply for 2020 Correctional Program Officer C & D Exam

Registration is now closed

2020 Correctional Program Officer C Exam poster

2020 Correctional Program Officer D Exam poster

2019 Police Officer exam button

  1. Find the application for
    Correctional Program Officer C Exam
    Correctional Program 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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