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 exam only in cases of:
1. Catastrophic illness, wherein the candidate has suffered a life-threatening injury or illness, or requires an extended convalescent period, as evidenced by a doctor's diagnosis and statement, as well as documentation from the candidate's employer noting the candidate's related leave from work;
2. Death in the candidate's immediate family, as evidenced by a copy of the death certificate;
3. Military leave, which will be handled as stated in N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.9(c);
4. Error by the Civil Service Commission or Appointing Authority; and
5. Exoneration from pending disciplinary or criminal charges as stated in N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.9(d).
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). Please click here to download the form. 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.