The following information was posted on the City of Chicago website: To sit for the new February 2016 entry exam, a candidate must reach the age of 18 by February 29th, 2016. To actually be hired, you need to be 21 years old and must have earned at least 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college credit. Eligible candidates also include those who have earned 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college credit and who have one year of continuous active military duty. Additionally, candidates who have 3 years of continuous active military duty are also eligible to apply.
2. How can a qualified candidate apply?
Those who are qualified may apply online from November 1st to December 16th. Interested candidates may click here to link to the online application.
3. When will the new CPD police entry exam be given?
The City is planning to give the new written exam in late February 2016.
4. How can I learn more about the entry test and steps in the hiring process?
You can watch a video at www.BernsteinTestPrep.com which describes the CPD entry selection process.
5. If the exam is new, how is BernsteinTestPrep familiar with it?
We go all around the country doing test preparation. We are familiar with every single exam which is used.
6. How can I best prepare for this new CPD entry exam?
Ask any CPD officer, and he or she will tell you to take a class! If you want to ensure your score goes up, sign up for our seminar. It’s 2 full days of intensive review and practice testing. Then when you’re done with the seminar, there’s additional online practice testing.