NYC Corrections Officer Exam Pre-Registration Opens August 29th, 2018
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EXAM NUMBER PRE-REGISTRATION APPLICATION/TESTING DATES
9303 August 29, 2018, September 1, 2018 – September 29, 2018
9305 September 26, 2018, October 1, 2018 – October 31, 2018
Apply to take the Correction Officer Exam. Pre-registration for the exam must be done online or in-person at one of the testing centers below. When applying, you can reserve a test date, time, and location that is most convenient for you. The filing period to apply and schedule yourself via the Online Application System for Exam No. 9303 will start on August 29, 2018, and will close on September 29, 2018. Please follow the below steps:
1. Create an account online
2. Apply Online for the Exam (Sample: 9303 CORRECTION OFFICER)
3. For more information about payments and fee waivers for this exam, please contact DCAS directly at (212) 669-1357 or walk into the testing centers for more information.
NYC Corrections Officer Exam Study Guides Available at the Patchogue-Medford Library
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Information about the NYC Corrections Officer Exam from the Patchogue-Medford Adult Reference Department:
Correction officers take a test, attend the correction officer academy, and meet some typical requirements, outlined below.
Correction officers must be U.S. citizens by the time they begin work, must be 17.5 years old to take the test and must be 21 by the time they start work. Correction officers must be able to understand English, be understood in English, and must be able to prove their identity and right to obtain employment in the United States.
Correction officers must have a New York state learner’s permit at the time of academy training and a driver’s license before graduating from academy training. If candidates already have a Driver License, they’re subject to disqualification for moving violations, suspensions, and accidents.
When a correction officer begins work under one of the four following qualifications: 60 earned college credits, a high school diploma (or GED) plus 2 years of honorable full-time U.S. military service, a high school diploma (or GED) plus 2 years of full-time experience as a police or peace officer, or 6 years of active U.S. military reserve service with an honorable discharge. Officers opting to use 60 college credits may earn 21 of them while in academy training.
Correction officers must pass a full background check. Disqualification may occur if the inspection reveals:
- conviction of a felony
- conviction of any offense the nature of which indicates lack of good moral character or disposition towards violence or disorder
- repeated convictions of an offense where such convictions indicate a disrespect for the law
- discharge from employment where such discharge suggests poor behavior or inability to adjust to discipline
- dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces
- a conviction for petit larceny,
- a conviction for domestic violence.
Correction officers must pass medical and psychological assessments, a physical test and may be required to undergo periodic physical testing throughout their career, a drug screening before the appointment and are subject to random drug testing to determine whether they can perform the functions of an officer.
At the date of appointment, correction officers must be a resident of the City of New York or Nassau, Westchester, Suffolk, Orange, Rockland, or Putnam counties. The correction academy prepares recruits for transition into correction officers by providing 15-week the job training and daily briefings on the duties and responsibilities of a correction officer. The corrections academy offers classroom training. Staff are taught and trained in a variety of topics: Interpersonal Communication Skills, Defensive Tactics, Firearms Training, First Aid/CPR, Adolescent Inmate Behavior Management, Mental Health Training, Inmate Disciplinary Procedures, Preventing Workplace Violence, Report Writing, Suicide Prevention and Intervention, and Use of Force/Use of Restraints Procedures.
Information compiled by Wendy Ambrozewicz, Jessica Brown & Philip Luppy