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Upcoming Exams in California

The California Department of Human Resources provides state residents with the opportunity to compete for open positions through testing.  Tests are also administered on the city and county level.  Success on these exams can help candidates gain employment with state, city or local government.

For a complete list of state exams currently available in California, refer to the CA Jobs website.  Note that many exams in California are scored by the test candidates' education and experience rather than with a written test.

Currently scheduled written exams are listed below and organized by jurisdiction.  If you are considering applying for one of these exams, or if you've already signed up and are scheduled to sit for an exam this year, click on the name of the exam to see the corresponding Passbook study guide.

For titles marked with a (*), e-mail our research department at info@passbooks.com for suggested book titles.

GENERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

California Highway Patrol Officer (CHP)
Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB)
Peace Officer / Police Selection Test (POST)
Public Safety Dispatcher, CHP

GENERAL ACADEMIC

Test of General Educational Development (GED)
Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
Test Practice Book for 100 Civil Service Jobs
California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)

California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)

BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT (BART)

Police Officer

DOWNEY (CITY)

Police Officer Recruit

EMERYVILLE (CITY)

Police Officer Trainee

FREMONT (CITY)

Police Officer

HILLSBOROUGH (TOWN)

Police Officer

LONG BEACH (CITY)

Police Officer Recruit

LOS ANGELES (CITY)

Airport Police Officer
Applications Programmer
Building Mechanical Inspector
Custodian Supervisor -- July 15
Data Processing Technician -- July 29
Electric Distribution Mechanic
Electrical Mechanic
Field Engineering Aide
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
Hydrographer
Load Dispatcher
Plumbing Inspector -- June 24
Police Officer
Police Service Representative
Police Specialist
Port Police Officer
Recreation Facility Director -- July 22
Security Officer
Systems Programmer
Wastewater Collection Worker
Wastewater Treatment Electrician
Wastewater Treatment Mechanic
Water Utility Worker
Workers' Compensation Analyst

LOS ANGELES (COUNTY)

Automated Fingerprint Identification System Technician I
Deputy Sheriff / Trainee
Library Aide
Paralegal
Principal Analyst

MONTCLAIR (CITY)

Police Officer - Entry-Level

SAN DIEGO (CITY)

Dispatcher I
Dispatcher II
Police Officer (Recruit)

SAN DIEGO (COUNTY)

Deputy Sheriff Cadet - Detentions/Court Services

SAN FRANCISCO (CITY)

Supervisory Test Battery (STB)
Management Test Battery (MTB)
Collections Officer (*)
Glazier Supervisor I (*)
Equal Employment Opportunity Programs Specialist
Principal Administrative Analyst
Senior Administrative Analyst
Senior Budget Analyst
Senior Human Resources Analyst (*)

SAN JOSE (CITY)

Laboratory Technician I/II (*)