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NJ LEE – Law Enforcement Exam Prep (Statewide Civil Service Exam) 2023-05-05T14:15:01-04:00
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NJ LEE Online Program

Civil Service LEE Exam Prep Program

EARLY registration for the CCS Test Prep® Online Program for the  NJ LEE is NOW OPEN!

Course Fee:

The course binder is shipped via UPS to students upon registration for this prep course, so the student can begin pencil-to-paper practice exercises well in advance of the training on the CCS Test Prep® Online Learning Platform.

CCS Test Prep® offers a very comprehensive and highly effective online prep program for the NJ LEE. This program is a conversion of our highly effective two-day, in-person program to online lessons, videos, instantly scored automated quizzes, etc., and has proven to be even more effective than the two-day in-person seminars. Students can study with 24/7 access using repetition and reinforcement up to the day of their test meeting everyone’s personal scheduling concerns and limitations. This online program is by far the most effective way to prepare for the exam! 

The 2023 CCS Test Prep® NJ LEE Online Program begins with the student being mailed a course binder upon registering for the prep course, so the student can begin pencil-to-paper practice exercises well in advance of the start of the online program. Access to the online learning platform will begin 30 days prior to the student’s actual test date. Once opened, students will have 24/7 access to study at their convenience.

NOTICE: The staff at CCS Test Prep® always reserves the right to change or adjust course access dates, times, and/or locations as deemed appropriate or necessary. On rare occasions, this occurs to best match a particular testing schedule, etc.

REFUND POLICY: Due to the nature and structure of online training, there is a strict NO REFUND policy (NO EXCEPTIONS). The course binder is shipped upon the receipt of the student registration.


Why CCS Test Prep®?

CCS Test Prep® is the #1 exam prep company in New Jersey and is focused on preparing police, sheriffs, and corrections candidates for the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (NJCSC) Law Enforcement Examination (LEE). Prep for the NJ LEE is our greatest priority. The company founder, Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D., has over 29 years experience in successfully preparing candidates to achieve the highest scores in the state on the entry-level Law Enforcement Exam (LEE). Prepare to achieve a perfect score with CCS Test Prep®. 

The EXTRA Touch Toward Perfection

There are additional benefits to using the online CCS Test Prep® program as prep for the NJ LEE. Students have the opportunity to work through very focused online lessons with instructional videos, printable PDFs, and most importantly, dozens of automated short quizzes. The online quizzes are instantly scored with answer guides for immediate feedback. These online quizzes and the focused reinforcement provided have proven invaluable to each student’s performance on the NJ LEE.

Perfection is not only possible but is expected with the CCS Test Prep® program.

What is the NJ LEE? (Watch this Video)

New Jersey Civil Service LEE

The NJ Civil Service Commission (NJCSC) has changed the testing cycle for the NJ LEE giving individual departments the opportunity to request a new test cycle on an annual basis. The 2023 NJ LEE application period opened on March 1, 2023, with an application closing date of March 31, 2023. CCS Test Prep® offers a highly effective online prep program to meet everyone’s busy schedule. The CCS Test Prep® Online Learning Platform has proven to be a far more effective than in-class instruction. Students have the ability to study and practice with 24/7 access up to the day of the test with no risk of class dates having to be cancelled, etc.

During the 2023 NJ LEE cycle, candidates who register for the CCS Test Prep® program will be provided every advantage possible. The drive for exceptional performance is the focus. CCS Test Prep® utilizes the most effective training methods and timelines to give every student the optimal training experience for the greatest outcomes.

The upcoming testing is scheduled to be completed in July of 2023. The NJCSC is giving candidates the opportunity to select from three available test dates. As of Friday, May 5, 2023, the NJCSC has sent applicants a link to SignUpGeniusfor candidates to select their test date, location, and time. The available test dates for 2023 are established as: Saturday, July 15, 2023 (9 am or 1 pm); Thursday evening, July 20, 2023 (6 pm); and Saturday, July 29, 2023 (9 am or 1 pm).

The Civil Service Application Period

The New Jersey Civil Service Commission (NJCSC) opened the 2023 NJ LEE application period on March 1, 2023 and closed the application period on March 31, 2023. Candidates must have formally applied for the 2023 NJ LEE Exam via the NJCSC online application portal. The 2023 application process differed from past cycles, as candidates were required to submit separate applications for each title and jurisdiction for which he or she wished to be eligible. Candidates must always remember that most jurisdictions give a preference to residents. Only those departments listed on the NJCSC application portal have requested testing for 2023.  

The NJCSC has implemented a new system for the scheduling of candidates for the exam. Well after the application closing date, those who apply with the NJCSC for the actual exam will have the opportunity to select a test date, time, and location from a list of options provided through the SignUpGenius online portal. This means that candidates will be able to choose a test date throughout the testing cycle that best matches up with their schedule. The available test dates for 2023 are established as: Saturday, July 15, 2023 (9 am or 1 pm); Thursday evening, July 20, 2023 (6 pm); and Saturday, July 29, 2023 (9 am or 1 pm).

The NJCSC tends to use community college sites around the state for testing. The NJCSC commonly uses county college facilities in Bergen County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Essex County, Union County, Middlesex County, Ocean County, Mercer County, Camden County, and Atlantic County. Candidates had the ability to choose any of the locations and were not limited to their home county. 

When to Complete the Online Prep Course?

Every candidate is different, but history has proven that the most consistently high (99+) scores come from those who prepare diligently during the three weeks of the actual exam. Individual student’s 24/7 online access will be set for them to study at their convenience up to the student’s actual test date. The CCS Test Prep® Online Program has an established timeline of phasing in learning components during the weeks immediately leading up to the day of the student’s exam. The timeline is based on analyzing and identifying the most successful methods of training for students to achieve the highest outcomes. Students who prepare during the month (weeks and days) leading directly up to the actual exam date consistently score higher than students who attend courses too far before the exam administration. The CCS Test Prep® Online Program utilizes the ideal timelines for the greatest student success.


The NJ LEE is a very important exam, as it administered statewide and includes varied law enforcement titles: Municipal Police Officer, Campus Police Officer Recruit, County Police Officer, Park Police Officer, Police Officer Recruit Human Services, Police Officer Palisades Interstate Park, Sheriff’s Officer, State Park Police Officer, County Correctional Police Officer, State Correctional Police Officer (NJDOC), State Correctional Police Officer Juvenile Justice, Parole Officer Recruit Juvenile Justice Commission and Parole Officer Recruit. Well over 20,000 candidates commonly sit for the LEE. Candidates must achieve exceptional test scores in order to be among the top candidates eligible to be considered for openings during the life of the list(s). Proper preparation is critical when taking this very competitive exam!

The State of New Jersey chose the PSI-Talogy testing company as the vendor to write and score the NJ LEE exam. The specific exam utilized is the Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB™). The LEAB™ is a multi-factor psychometric test that has proven to be the most comprehensive, valid, and reliable entry-level law enforcement exam available nationally. This is the exact type of exam which served as the basis of much of Chief Paprota’s doctoral research.

Preparing Candidates throughout the Country for this Specific Exam

Chief Paprota has also trained candidates all around the country for the Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB™) utilizing the CCS Test Prep® Online Learning Platform for this specific and expanded exam. The testing jurisdictions included but were not limited to the following: New York State Police; Norfolk, Virginia; Pennsylvania State Police; Delaware State Police; Wilmington (DE) Police Department, Allentown (PA) Police Department, Oklahoma City (OK) Police Department, and the Massachusetts State Police and state-wide testing pool. In each instance, CCS Test Prep® students absolutely dominated by achieving top 1% scores with all candidates moving on to the first round of the respective hiring processes. There is no doubt that CCS Test Prep® students’ results continue to dominate in the State of New Jersey for the LEE cycle. Chief Paprota relentlessly researches entry-level law enforcement testing around the country to ensure his students have the latest and most accurate information at all times. Some other testing opportunities can be viewed at the CCS Test Prep® Upcoming Tests Page.

Click the below image to view the List of Departments included in the 2023 NJ LEE Testing!

NJ LEE Email List

CCS Test Prep® maintains an email list to keep candidates updated as to the NJ LEE Exam cycle! Join NOW by completing and submitting the form.

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The core mission of Critical Concepts & Strategies (CCS Test Prep®) is to utilize the most advanced and effective exam preparation strategies available to provide CCS students with the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to achieve the highest score possible on the New Jersey Law Enforcement Examination (LEE) and the New Jersey State Correction Officer Recruit Examination. The New Jersey Civil Service Commission has been using the Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB) as the NJ LEE. The dedicated staff at Critical Concepts & Strategies is committed to utilizing the most advanced research and techniques to provide each and every student with the benefits of Dr. Paprota’s more than 29 years of exam preparation experience. From the design of the course materials and instructional methods to the use of advanced online scoring scoring software, every aspect of the CCS Test Prep® program is geared toward student success. The online assessments provide each student with a personal understanding of his or her individual strengths and weaknesses, while the instructional binder with at-home, paper-to-pencil practice materials and practice exams ensure that each student fully understands the course material. Dr. Paprota leaves no room for misunderstanding, so each CCS Test Prep® student reaches his or her maximum potential.

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