Questions on the youth corrections officer exam typically cover memory, situational reasoning, grammar, mathematics, reading comprehension, inmate security and decision making ability. Most exams are about three hours long and composed of 100 multiple-choice questions.
The majority of corrections officer exams are written exams, but some states/counties, not many though, require both written and video-based exams. Usually, the exams are scored on a scale of 100 points and most states require a minimum passing score of 70.
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PREREQUISITES FOR TAKING THE YOUTH DETENTION OFFICER EXAM
Before a prospective corrections officer can take the qualifying exam, he/she must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Some states/counties also require prospective corrections officers to have completed a minimum number of college credits but often this requirement will be waived if the officer has previous law enforcement or civil service experience. Many exam applicants have graduated from a law enforcement academy. Though this is a requirement in some states/county, it is not mandatory in all states.
APPLYING TO TAKE THE JUVENILE CORRECTIONS OFFICER EXAM
Prospective corrections officers interested in taking the exam must first apply to do so at their state’s or county’s corrections agency. Some counties charge an application fee and ask applicants to provide information about their educational background, any law enforcement academy training, and previous professional law enforcement experience. Exams are offered several times during the year, so applicants are also asked to request an exam date. Applicants will need to consult their state’s/county’s law enforcement agency for the exam schedule.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TAKING THE JUVENILE CORRECTIONS OFFICER EXAM?
Most states/counties require a score of 70 or above to pass the corrections officer exam. A higher score on the exam will make an applicant more desirable to both private and state corrections agencies. After a prospective officer passes the exam and is hired, he or she typically enters into further job training and an entry-level position in a correctional facility. States/counties also have specific policies for candidates who fail their exam and wish to retake it. In some instances, prospective corrections officers are able to take only one exam per year.
PRACTICE TEST QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
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