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Correctional Officer Careers

Applying online for a position as a Correctional 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
  • No felony convictions
  • Eligible to own/possess a firearm

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Contact Us

If you need assistance with the online Peace Officer Application and Scheduling System (PASS), need directions to testing locations, or have other questions regarding the application process, please call the Customer Service Unit toll-free: 1-866-232-5627; or email: Customer Service Unit for the Office of Peace Officer Selection.