When you log in to this site in the future, use your email address as your username. Your Driver's License Number will be used to identify you when you arrive at a testing site.


Candidates for entry level road patrol and/or corrections officer positions in Maryland must complete a hiring process before appointment as a Sheriff's Deputy or Corrections Officer. This process can include, but is not limited to written tests, interviews, background investigations, drug tests, psychological and physical examinations to determine the fitness and good moral character of a candidate. While each sheriff's office has developed a hiring process which meets its needs, most sheriff's offices begin with a written examination.

To assist sheriff's offices and test takers, the Maryland Sheriffs' Association conducts a written examination at various locations throughout the State. The result of this examination is accepted by Sheriffs' Offices in the State of Maryland.

Not only will your score be available to sheriff's offices of your choice, but your resume and contact information (address, phone, etc.) will be available to the sheriff's offices via a secure internet site. This means that sheriff's offices will use this system to not only retrieve and verify test scores, but also as one of their recruiting tools. For some, it could be their only source of recruits for positions in their offices.

Each sheriff's office historically conducted its own entry-level test. Candidates for employment could be required to take a new written examination at every sheriff's office where they applied for a position. Many candidates apply to a number of sheriff's offices - potentially taking a large number of written exams. This could result in a number of days off work or school - inefficient for candidates and sheriff's offices.

Now, your score from one test is used by all participating sheriff's offices.

There is a non-refundable fee of $75.00 to take an examination.

To schedule an appointment to take the entry-level examination, you must first register with us. After registering, you can schedule an exam. You only need to register with us once. After you have registered, you may return later to update your information, schedule additional tests, and review your test scores.


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