State Corrections Officer Exam – State Prison Written Test

Whether you want to become a corrections officer for the state, federal or county there are some strict requirements that you’ll have to meet before you are offered the job.  Some of the more notable qualifications to become a CO is as followed:

  • You must have high diploma or GED
  • You must not have been convicted of a felony
  • You must not have been convicted of domestic battery
  • You must have a valid driver’s license
  • You must be at least 19 years old. However some states requirement you to be 21
  • You must successfully complete all phases of the selection process
  • You must pass the background check, polygraph, physical abilities test

The above requirements are just general information that most recruits should be familiar with, and are mandatory if you plan on applying. Other common requirements are you must pass the corrections officer entrance exam. The jailer’s test is pretty important so make sure you are prepared by looking over practice questions and answers.

About The Correctional Officer Exam

The corrections officer test was designed to select the most qualified applicant through varies judgment and reasoning focused exercises. Normally the Correctional Officer Civil Service Exam is multiple choice with around 100-200 or so questions. Usually the exam is timed, however there should be plenty of time to complete the test.  The exam consist of 5-6 major test categories, and they are as followed:

  • Grammar/Spelling
  • Incident Report Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading and writing comprehension
  • Memory Recognition

There are several jailer study guides out that can prepare you for the test. I’d suggest at the very least to look over some sample questions before taking your next exam. Good  luck!

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