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.
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.