New Jersey (NJDOC)
State Correctional Police Officer
Entry-Level Written Exam Preparation
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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®.
The NJ Civil Service Commission (NJCSC) has changed the NJ LEE administration as an annual cycle for those titles/jurisdictions that choose to test more frequently. The NJDOC has requested another test this year, so the NJCSC has included the NJDOC Correctional Police Officer title on the 2023 NJ LEE announcement. 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 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 NJ LEE.
Candidates who registered for the CCS Test Prep® program will be provided every advantage possible. That drive for exceptional performance will continue to be 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.
With regard to the administration of the actual written exam, in 2022, the NJCSC conducted the actual test administration on Saturdays and Thursday evening over a seven week period during the months of June and July. Once the initial application period was completed, six weeks later, the NJCSC sent applicants a link to SignUpGenius™ for candidates to select their test date, location, and time. They are expected to use the same system again in 2023.
The EXTRA Touch Toward Perfection
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.
The CCS Test Prep NJ LEE Online Program begins with the student being mailed a course binder on May 1, 2023, so the student can begin pencil-to-paper practice exercises well in advance of the online program. Access to the online program will begin 30 days prior to the student’s actual test date. At that 30 day point, the student will be emailed login credentials and 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) as of April 15, 2023. Prior to April 15, 2023, a request for a refund must be submitted via email in writing to [email protected] A $75 administrative fee will be charged on any refund if approved.
New Jersey Civil Service LEE
The Civil Service Application Period
The New Jersey Civil Service Commission (NJCSC) opened the 2023 NJ LEE application period on March 1, 2023 through March 31, 2023. Candidates are required to submit applications for each title and jurisdiction for which he or she would like to be eligible.
In 2019 and 2022, the NJCSC used an online system for the scheduling of candidates for the exam. Six weeks 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.
In 2022, the actual testing dates were scheduled for Saturdays and Thursday evenings at community college sites around the state for the seven-week period in June and July. 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, but history has proven that the most consistently high scores come from those who prepare diligently during the three weeks of the actual exam. Since candidates are able to choose their test date from a long list of options over a six week period, the individual student’s online access will be set for the 30 days leading 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 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 20,000 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. 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 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.
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.
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.