CO-EL 100 Series

About the Assessment

Know which candidates will be successful on the job before you hire them. IPMA-HR's CO-EL 100 Series assess the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) necessary for success as a new correctional officer. No prior training or experience in assumed of candidates taking any of IPMA-HR's entry-level assessments.

Assessment Features




90 Items

Time Limit

2 Hours




Content Areas

Reading Comprehension

  • Reading and understanding written instructions and job-related materials, such as procedure manuals and resource materials

Inductive Reasoning

  • Apply given policies to hypothetical situations

Counting Accuracy

  • Ability to keep up with inmate counts based on their comings and goings
  • Ability to observe details in a series of pictures, including "head counts"

Deductive Reasoning

  • Judging the best course of action in a hypothetical prison situation 

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Study Guide

A study guide with full 90-question practice test and twenty-five answer explanations is available for purchase. We recommend agencies secure access to the study guide for all candidates to ensure that financial burdens do not result in unequal access to study materials.