Correctional Peace Officer Careers
Applying online for a position as a Correctional Peace Officer with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is the first step toward a career filled with opportunities in one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the nation. Honesty, punctuality, preparedness and responsibility are expected of all applicants.
Minimum requirements to become a Correctional Officer
- U.S. citizenship (or application)
- Must be at least 21 years old
- U.S. high school diploma/GED
- Good physical condition
- No felony convictions
- Eligible to own/possess a firearm
Review the information below before making the choice to apply
To apply you must submit your application via the Internet using the CDCR Peace Officer Application and Scheduling System.
Applications submitted by mail will NOT be accepted. Applicants will complete their application and respond to questions regarding their ability to meet the minimum qualifications. Applications will be accepted continuously beginning August 19, 2013. Applicants will be notified and tested as needs warrant.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY HAVE ONE ACTIVE APPLICATION IN PROCESS AT A TIME. SHOULD YOU SUBMIT ANOTHER APPLICATION, IT WILL NOT BE PROCESSED AND YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED.
If you need assistance with the online Peace Officer Application and Scheduling System (PASS)
or have other questions regarding the general application process,
please contact the Customer Service Unit for the Office of Peace Officer Selection.
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- Before You Apply
- Selection Components
- Out of State Applicants
- Military and Veteran Applicants
- Update Your Information (pdf)
- Withdraw From Exam (pdf)
- Peace Officer Reinstatement
- Sign Up For eNotification
- Frequently Asked Questions
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