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Exams Open for Filing

The filing period for promotional examinations Court Clerk 55-791 and Senior Court Clerk 55-792 begins Tuesday, January 26, 2016 and ends Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The examinations will be administered statewide on May 21, 2016. Please read the examination announcement(s) carefully, including the minimum qualifications to compete, before submitting an application(s). Examination application(s) will be accepted only from qualified employees of the New York State Unified Court System. Separate applications must be submitted if an applicant is applying to more than one examination. An application is considered successfully filed upon immediate receipt of an Application ID Number. Admission Notices will be e-mailed to applicants on or about May 10, 2016. The Admission Notice contains the test site address, test time and general instructions. Please add to your address book to ensure receipt of all correspondence. It is your responsibility to check your e-mail for the Admission Notice and related correspondence and provide timely notice of any change to your e-mail information.



EXAMINATION APPLICATION (Separate applications must be submitted if applying to more than one examination.)



Types of Examinations

Open-Competitive Examinations are open to all qualified applicants, including the general public, and employees of the Unified Court System who meet the minimum qualifications described in the examination announcement.

Promotion Examinations are limited to employees of the Unified Court System who meet the minimum qualifications described in the examination announcement.

Filing Fees

A non-refundable filing fee is charged for all open-competitive examinations. An exception to the fee requirement is made for employees of the Unified Court System and those who meet other requirements set forth on the examination announcement.

Filing Period

If you choose to take an examination you must submit an application during the filing period. This filing period is at least four weeks long and usually occurs two to three months prior to the examination date.

How to Obtain Applications and Announcements

Applications and announcements may be obtained from the New York State courts and court agencies, or by writing to:

Examination Unit
Office of Court Administration,
PO Box 1060,
Church Street Station,
New York, N.Y. 10008-1060.

Separate applications must be filed for each examination. When requesting an application by mail, enclose a double stamped, self-addressed, business envelope and specify the examination title on the lower left hand corner of the envelope. After the application has been filed, any additional or revised candidate information, such as a change of address, must be provided in writing at the above address.

Examination and Job Posting Information

For further information call:

  • (800) 578-5627 for current examination information
  • (800) 654-5578 for current job postings for available positions (touch tone only)
  • (212) 428-2587 for TDD (telecommunications for the deaf)

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