IPMA-HR's Response to COVID-19

We are working hard to support our customers, communities, and employees during this difficult time. IPMA-HR will continue taking orders throughout and will be shipping items on Mondays only. We want to make sure our customers can get the items they need, when they need them. To protect our staff, the majority of our workforce is working remotely. We ask that you please plan accordingly when placing your order to ensure it is delivered on time. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out: assessment@ipma-hr.org or 1-800-381-TEST (8378). Thank you!

Corrections Tests

Corrections staff are the unsung heroes of the public safety profession. Every day they go to work in a less than ideal environment to protect our communities and care for those experiencing the worst time in their lives: incarceration. The risk of harm, decreases in funding, increased government scrutiny and pressure from external sources have all contributed to a more complex system of management and challenging hiring conditions.

To be successful in such a high-stress job takes someone with a certain set of skills and characteristics. Trusted by corrections facilities nationwide, IPMA-HR’s corrections tests are the tools you need to identify the right people, helping to ensure successful hiring decisions every time.

Corrections Tests


Know which candidates will be successful on the job before you hire them. Our entry-level corrections tests assess the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics (KSAOs) necessary for success as a new correctional officer. No prior training or experience is assumed of candidates taking any of our entry-level corrections tests.


Give your job candidates every opportunity to succeed with IPMA-HR's Entry-Level Correctional Officer Candidate Study Guide. Learn more.


Supplemental tests enhance the success of your recruitment process by providing you with more in-depth information about a candidate’s ability in a specific area, such as their written communication skills.

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER REPORT COMPLETION EXERCISE (CO-RCE) (VID)  Assess candidates’ observational, listening, and written communication skills with this video-based simulation exercise. Instructions and a 30-minute timer are embedded in the video to make administration easy.