Correction Officer Exam Preparation – Practice Tests & Tips








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About the Correctional Officer Written Test

Becoming a correctional officer is a highly competitive process. Getting to know everything about the recruitment process will help you succeed. One of the first steps to this process is to take a written exam.

Correctional Officer Test Format

The correctional officer test can be either a computer or written examination. It may also be a video test. You will view a video and will be asked how you would respond to the scenario in the video. There may also be multiple-choice questions based on the video. In general, there are 80 – 100 multiple choice questions with a time limit of 2.5 – 3 hours.

Sections on the Correctional Officer Exam

JobTestPrep is here to prepare you for the correctional officer written exam. The corrections exam is comprised of multiple categories in order for the state/federal hiring manager to understand who you are as best as possible. Learn more about the popular test sections to help you prepare for the exam.The categories found on most exams are:

  • Memorization & Attention to Detail
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Preparing/Applying Written Material
  • Deductive/Inductive Reasoning
  • Situational Judgment
  • Mathematics Skills

Correctional State Exam

Each state may choose the corrections exam they administer. The corrections exam may be chosen by the Department of Civil Service or the Department of Corrections. They may either develop their own exam or use an assessment company to provide the test for them. We can prepare you for popular corrections exams that your state requires you to take with our practice packs. Here is a list of Correctional Officer Exams by State:

Correctional Exams by Assessment Company

Below is a list of popular Correction Officer Exams found in various states that are provided by assessment companies.

Company Exam
CPS HR Consulting

Correction Officer Test

IO Solutions

National Correctional Officer Selection Inventory (NCOSI)

EB Jacobs

Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB)


IMPACT Juvenile Justice Testing and Training System

REACT Video Testing System for Adult Corrections

Morris & McDaniel

Entry-Level Corrections Exam

Stanard & Associates

The National Corrections Officer Selection Test (NCST)

Is the Corrections Exam a Civil Service Exam

The Corrections Officer Exam is a civil service exam. The Department of Civil Service administers the exam for those interested in becoming a correctional officer. The correctional officer exam is the same as the detention officer test. This is the most crucial phase of the correctional officer hiring procedure, as the results of the Corrections Officer Test directly determine whether or not you will proceed in the employment process.

How to become a Corrections Officer

The corrections exam is just one part of the process of becoming a corrections officer. Before taking the exam and submitting an application, you must meet certain requirements. If you meet all of the requirements you can then start to prepare for the exam. Here is a list of Correctional Officer Requirements:

  • Be United States citizens
  • Be at least 18 years old by the date of the exam (21 in some states)
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Have a clean criminal record (no previous felony convictions)
  • Be able to pass the pre-employment screening process and written test
  • Be able to attend a Correctional Officer training course


Alexander Graham Bell once said that “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”  We can prepare you for popular corrections exams that your state requires you to take with our practice packs. Our packs were custom-made to make it feel like you are taking the actual exam. We prepare you by providing test content and structure so that you can become familiar with the exam. Our Correction Officer Premium Practice Pack gives you the tools to succeed on the correction officer test. The Correctional Officer Test Preparation Package will prepare you for all of the following positions as well: Federal Correctional Officer, Juvenile Corrections officer and Youth Correctional Officer.

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