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Last Updated: 25th Feb 2024

How can I become a NY corrections officer?

New York Requirements for Correctional Officer
  1. You must be 21 years of age on or before your appointment.
  2. You must be U.S. Citizen.
  3. Be High School Graduate or an equivalent educational level.
  4. To meet the residency requirement, you must reside in New York.
  5. Pass the Civil Service Exam successfully with a minimum score of 70%.



Know also, what age is required to become a NYC corrections officer?

To take the test, you must be at the least 17 1/2 years of age. You must also be 21 in order to be admitted to the Correction Academy. You do not need to be older.

What is the salary of a NYC correction officer? NYC Department of Corrections reports that a corrections officer starts out with a base salary of $43,333 and then earns an $85,292 base salary after five-and-a half years of service. Each career comes with an additional salary for longevity, sick time, overtime, and uniform allowances.

What are the steps to becoming a correctional officer, given this information?

Steps to Become a Correctional Officer

  1. Get a high school diploma, or GED. A high school diploma, or an equivalent, is required for many correctional officer positions.
  2. If necessary, get a bachelor's degree
  3. Pass the entrance exam.
  4. Join a training academy.
  5. Gain experience.
  6. Advance.

Is NYS Corrections a good place to work?

NYS Corrections has a very unhealthy work atmosphere, both physically and mentally. NYS does not care about their employees' health. All levels of corruption are rampant, with a particular prejudice towards minorities and women. It was a wonderful career, but I am now retired after about a year.