CO-EL 201 (TIP) Entry-Level Correctional Officer Test

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Test Number

CO-EL 201 (TIP)

Time Limit

2 hours 30 minutes test + 20 minutes for TIP



CO-EL 201 is a multiple-choice test designed to assess whether a candidate has the basic skills and abilities required to perform successfully on the job. Listed below are the four subtests included in CO-EL 201, along with examples of the competencies they assess.

  1. Ability to Learn, Remember and Apply Information & Observe and Remember Details. Using sketches and hypothetical facility policies (information found in the TIP) this section assesses how well candidates are able to absorb and apply new information of the type required on the job.

  2. Verbal and Reading Comprehension. Provides reading passages based on corrections topics and words that apply to corrections work (all found in the TIP), followed by multiple-choice questions that require candidates to demonstrate their ability to read and comprehend new information.

  3. Ability to Follow Written Directions. Candidates are presented with written directions for completing a task and are then asked to review the information and answer multiple-choice questions about the directions they received.

  4. Ability to Use Problem Solving and Situational Judgment. Candidates are presented with written scenarios depicting situations correctional officers might encounter. They are then asked to answer multiple-choice questions by drawing reasonable and logical conclusions about the situations and following logical courses of action to respond.

CO-EL 201 Content Items
Ability to Learn, Retain, and Apply Information & Observe and Remember Details 25
Ability to Follow Written Directions 25
Verbal Comprehension 18
Reading Comprehension 8
Problem Solving and Situational Judgment 24
Total 100

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