How Do You Schedule and Take a Correctional Officer Test?


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Depending on the state where you wish to work, you can schedule an appointment online to take a correctional officer test. The state's department of corrections can also set an appointment and send you the information by mail. The test is usually a preliminary step in the hiring process.

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Each state's department of corrections has its own set of eligibility requirements and minimum qualifications for prospective employees. In Texas, for example, if you meet certain eligibility criteria, then you are welcome to schedule a time to take a pre-employment test. You can choose a date and location from a list posted on the website of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice then decides whether to interview you based upon your pre-employment test score.

The California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation schedules a written examination and online qualifications assessment after receiving and reviewing your application. The Department typically corresponds via email with prospective employees.

The Arizona Department of Corrections schedules a correctional officer test upon receiving your application. You can apply online or call a recruiter to apply and set up a testing appointment. The Department extends a conditional offer of employment to you based on your test score.

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