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How You Can Apply for an Exam

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The exam application period is typically open several months before the exam. The exact dates when you can apply to take an exam are listed on the exam schedule, which is updated every month, as well as the notice of examination that provides a job description, the job requirements, the application dates, application fees, the type of exam, exam date, and more essential information.

Apply at Home or at One of Our Testing Centers

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If you meet the basic requirements of the job, you can apply for your exam online or at one of our testing centers. Our testing centers are located in every borough and open Monday through Saturday, except major holidays and scheduled closures.

You can find a testing center near you, along with operating hours and directions, and you can pay the exam fee online with a major credit card, bank card, or prepaid debit card. You can also pay the exam fee at one of our testing centers with a money order.

Additionally, application fees may be waived for individuals who are veterans of the United States armed forces, or those who are unemployed or who receive public assistance. See our frequently asked questions to learn more about fee waivers.

What Else Do You Need to Know?

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