If I am not available to take the exam on the scheduled test date, will I be allowed to take a make-up test?
Make-up examinations may be authorized by the Civil Service Commission for this examination only in cases of:
- Death in the candidate's immediate family;
- Error by the Civil Service Commission or Appointing Authority;
- When required for certain persons returning from military service (see N.J.A.C. 4A:4-4.6A); or
- A catastrophic health condition or injury, which shall be defined as either (1) a life-threatening condition or combination of conditions; or (2) a period of disability required by the candidate's mental or physical health or the health of the candidate's fetus which requires the care of a physician who provides a medical verification of the need for the candidate's absence from work for 60 or more work days.
MAKE-UP REQUESTS, WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION, MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE TEST NOTICE. However, in situations involving an illness, death, or natural disaster that occurs on or immediately before the test date, a request for make-up must be made in writing no later than five days after the test date. All make-up requests based on medical grounds must include a New Jersey Civil Service Commission Medical Authorization Form for Make-up Examinations (DPF-728). This form can also be obtained by contacting the CSC's Information Center at (609) 292-4144.
Written requests for make-up examinations should be mailed to: Public Safety Make-Up Unit, Civil Service Commission, P.O. Box 310, Trenton NJ 08625-0310.