The Application Period for the 2022 NJ LEE is NOW OPEN through the New Jersey Civil Service website!
Application Period: January 3, 2022 through February 28, 2022
Why CCS Test Prep®?
CCS Test Prep® is the #1 exam preparation 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). 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®.
While the NJ Civil Service Commission (NJCSC) lists the NJ LEE administration as a two-year cycle, since 2010, the exam has been consistently administered every three years. The 2022 NJ LEE application period opened on January 3, 2022, with an application closing date of February 28, 2022. CCS Test Prep® is offering a highly effective online prep program to meet everyone busy schedules. The CCS Test Prep® Online Learning Platform has proven to be a far more effective than in-class instruction. Students will 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. Given the uncertainty in the months to come, online training is the only way to ensure proper preparation leading up to the 2022 NJ LEE.
During the 2019 NJ LEE cycle, candidates who registered for the CCS Test Prep® program were provided every advantage possible. That drive for exceptional performance will be the focus of the 2022 NJ LEE preparation as well. CCS Test Prep® utilizes the most effective training methods and timelines to give every student the optimal training experience for the greatest outcomes.
With regard to the administration of the actual written exam, in 2019, the NJCSC conducted the actual test administration only on Saturdays over a seven week period at the following county college locations: Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Union, Middlesex, Ocean, Mercer, Camden, and Atlantic/Cape. Once the applications period is completed this cycle, the NJCSC will send applicants a link to SignUpGenius™ for candidates to select their test date, location, and time.
The EXTRA Touch Toward Perfection
In addition to the very comprehensive course instructional binder (mailed to students) with pencil-to-paper practice questions, students have the opportunity to work through very focused online lessons with instructional videos, printable PDFs, and most importantly, dozens of automated short quizzes online which are instantly scored with answer guides for immediate feedback. These online quizzes and the focused reinforcement provided have proven invaluable to students performance.
Perfection is not only possible but is expected with the CCS Test Prep® program.
Online Learning Platform Course
To ensure students have the opportunity to fully prepare without the risk of in-person classes being cancelled last minute, etc., due to factors such as the virus, CCS Test Prep® is offering a very comprehensive and highly effective online prep program for the upcoming 2022 NJ LEE. This program has proven to be far more effective than two-day in-person seminars, as students can study with 24/7 access up to the day of their test meeting everyone’s personal scheduling concerns and limitations.
The CCS Test Prep NJ LEE Online Program begins with the student receiving (via mail) a comprehensive study binder 45 days before their test date.
Access to the CCS Test Prep® NJ LEE Online Program will begin 30 days before the student’s test date and access will continue up to the time of the actual exam.
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) as of March 1, 2022 OR once the course binder is mailed (whichever occurs sooner). Prior to March 1, 2022 OR the mailing of course binder (whichever occurs sooner), any refund must be requested in writing via email to [email protected] and is subject to a $75 administrative charge if the refund is approved.
New Jersey Civil Service LEE
The Civil Service Application Period
The New Jersey Civil Service Commission (NJCSC) has opened the 2022 NJ LEE application period. The NJCSC application period for the NJ LEE opened on January 3, 2022 and is closing on February 28, 2022. Candidates interested in applying for the NJ LEE Exam (3-year list), MUST submit applications for each title and jurisdiction for which he or she wishes to be eligible. Candidates must remember that most jurisdictions give a preference to residents. It is most advised to ensure you (at a minimum) apply for your home town (if civil service), your county, and then any state titles for which you may be interested.
In 2019, the NJCSC implemented a new system for the scheduling of candidates for the exam. Well after the application closing date, those who applied with the NJCSC for the actual exam had the opportunity to select a test date, time, and location from a long list of options provided through the SignUpGenius online portal. This means that candidates will likely be able to choose a test date throughout the testing cycle that best matches up with their schedule.
In 2019, the actual testing dates were scheduled for Saturdays at community college sites around the state for the seven-week period. The NJCSC used 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, as some like to schedule their test early while others prefer to wait to a later test date among the options available. Regardless of when the candidate chooses to test this cycle, 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 from the exam administration. The CCS Test Prep® Online Program utilizes the ideal timelines for the greatest student success.
The NJ LEE
The NJ LEE is a very important exam, as it includes varied law enforcement titles and has only been administered once every three years since 2010. The titles covered by the exam include: 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 30,000 candidates 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 3-year lists. Proper preparation is critical when taking this very competitive exam!
The State of New Jersey chose the PSI testing company as the vendor to write and administer the LEE exam. The specific exam utilized 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.
What is the NJ LEE? (Watch this Video)
Preparing Candidates throughout the Country for this Specific Exam
Chief Paprota has also trained candidates all around the country 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.
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 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.