Court Officer Exam

Duties:  NYS Court Officer Trainees are responsible for maintaining order and providing security in Courthouses, buildings, grounds and other areas. NYS Court officer Trainees are Peace Officers, and are authorized to make arrests, execute bench warrants and may be authorized to carry firearms.  This is only a partial example of the duties performed  by NYS Court Officer trainees.

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39 thoughts on “Court Officer Exam

  1. I got the book today. I’m so pumped for the next Court Officer exam. I hope the next exam is in 2018. Usually, is given every four years.

    1. Hi Obie, good luck. In the meantime , you should consider taking the Court Assistant exam. It is open for filing now.

    1. Hi Eugene, the duties of Court Assistants vary from Court to Court. Therefore their duties in Criminal court will be different from their duties in Family, Civil, Housing etc. In small Court Houses upstate, they may act as Part Clerks and perform duties such as swearing in witnesses, marking evidence at trials and so on. In Family Court, they might assist petitioners with applications for orders of protection, child support and so on. This is only a partial summary of their duties.

    1. Hi Carmen,the Court Officer exam will probably come out next year. However, You should take the Court Assistant exam that comes out in a couple of months. Here is a direct link to Court Exams- http://www.courts.state.ny.us/careers/exams.shtml . I will keep visitors to this website informed when the announcement comes out. So if you haven’t already done so, please sign up to our newsletter and Facebook page. http://nystategovernmentjobs.com/newsletter/ , https://www.facebook.com/NYstategovernmentjobscom/

    1. Hi Fadi, In New York City, Nassau and suffolk Counties, the hiring rate is $44504 plus location page. This is because they still don’t have a contract. It is different for upstate New York because they have a contract.

        1. Hi Vincent, the next Court Officer Exam is probably next year. If you join our Facebook page and newsletter, I will post that information as soon as I get it. I would recommend that you take as many civil service exams as possible. Any time in a government job in New York will count towards a Court Officer pension.

    1. I cannot recommend any specific study course, however when the announcement comes out some companies will offer courses. try taking many civil servant exams and practice reading comprehension.

  2. Hi, I took previous exam didn’t pass. Is there any other study materials besides the books that they have now, had trouble understanding the record-keeping part at the end of the exam. Planning on taking the next test when it comes out

    1. Hi Raul, sorry to hear that. You should take the Court Assistant exam that comes out in a few months. That is a good job also. You should probably buy an exam book that deals mostly with clerical material and use that for practice. Also, take as many exams as possible as this will help you to become accustomed to taking civil service exams.The time you serve in a government job in New York State(except federal jobs), can also be used towards a Court Officer pension.

  3. Thank you for all the information. I took the dec 2014 exam and scored an 88 my # is around 10000 for nyc. How far did the last test from 2010 reach for nyc as far as list number goes. Thanks

    1. Hi Mark, I don’t know the exact number, but it was somewhere in that range. However, every list is different. It depends on how many officers they plan on hiring. They will probably not hire anyone before the summer. I do recommend that you consider accepting a job upstate also, this will increase your chances of being hired. You should take into consideration that it might take you a long time to transfer back to NYC. However, many Officers enjoy working upstate.

    2. Hi Mark, I recommend that you get in contact with the Human Resources Office. They should be able to tell you how far they have reached already. You can also verify that they have your correct information on file.

    1. The next test will probably be in 2018. You only need a High School Diploma or GED. There is no age limit but you have to be in decent shape to pass the agility test. However, there is a Court Assistant test coming out in the Spring. I will keep you informed if you joined our newsletter. After you join the newsletter, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your intentions to receive the newsletter. It sometimes goes to your spam folder. http://nystategovernmentjobs.com/newsletter/
      or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NYstategovernmentjobscom/

    1. Hi Hassan, the next court Officer Exam is probably going to be next year. However, the Court Assistant test is going to be in the Spring. That is also a great job. The time you spend as a Court Assistant counts towards your service as a Court Officer. The time in any government job in New York can be used towards a court officer pension. If you haven’t already registered for our newsletter or Facebook page, I recommend you do so. I will be keeping visitors informed, as soon as the announcement comes out.

  4. Hi, if you haven’t already done so please subscribe to the newsletter at http://nystategovernmentjobs.com/newsletter/. I will send out information about upcoming exams. After you submit your email address to the newsletter, it will send you an email asking you to confirm your subscription. If you do not confirm your subscription, I will be unable to send you emails. You can also like our facebook page at Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NYstategovernmentjobscom/ Thank you.
    This is a link to information about the last court officer exam. http://nystategovernmentjobs.com/court-officer-exam/

  5. Please let me know the next court officer-trainee written exam test will take place.
    What are the requirements?
    I really appreciate your response.
    Penny R.

    1. There is no age limit. You need a High school diploma or G.E.D.
      The last COURT OFFICER-TRAINEE WRITTEN EXAM was on October 18, 2014 and December 13, 2014.
      Applications were accepted online only. Filing period opened June 19, 2014 and ended on August 14, 2014.
      The exam is offered approximately every 4 years. The future date has not been set yet. If you have not already done so, please subscribe to the our newsletter, you can receive emails for many civil service exams.
      subscribe at this link – http://nystategovernmentjobs.com/newsletter/
      You can also like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NYstategovernmentjobscom/

        1. You cannot transfer over. You have to take the test and go through the entire process. You also have to go through the academy again. It is approximately 14 weeks. However your time as a Special Officer(assuming you are referring to NYC Special Officer positions), will be able to be used for your pension.

    1. The last COURT OFFICER-TRAINEE WRITTEN EXAM was on October 18, 2014 and December 13, 2014.
      Applications were accepted online only. Filing period opened June 19, 2014 and ended on August 14, 2014.
      The exam is offered approximately every 4 years. The future date has not been set yet. If you have not already done so, please subscribe to the our newsletter, you can receive emails for many civil service exams.
      subscribe at this link – http://nystategovernmentjobs.com/newsletter/

      1. Hi, the next court Officer Exam is not for a couple of years. Maybe in 2018. However, the court Assistant test is going to be in the Spring. That is also a great job. If you haven’t already registered for our newsletter or Facebook page, I recommend you do so. I will be keeping visitors informed, as soon as the announcement comes out.

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