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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 26, 2014 
CONTACTS:
Chris Young 
217-557-1240 
 
 
Illinois Conservation Police Officer Trainee Exam Offered July 14-17 
Veterans are encouraged to submit military documentation prior to testing 
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police Office of Law Enforcement is seeking qualified applicants to take the written exam for Conservation Police Officer Trainee.  The exam will be offered at several Central Management Services (CMS) testing centers throughout the state on July 14 - 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. Tests will be administered on a walk-in basis at Springfield and Chicago testing centers. The Marion, Champaign and Rockford testing centers are by appointment only. 

Applicants should be aware of the following information:

• If applicants have not already submitted a CMS-100 application to CMS Examining (or applied online), they should be prepared to bring a completed application with them to the assessment center on the day that they anticipate testing. Applicants should not be directed to submit their applications to CMS Examining as our grading section will not be doing pre-qualification screening of applicants.

• Applicants seeking a waiver of the college degree requirement under PA 97-0948 and who have not yet established their status with the CMS Veterans Outreach Program should be encouraged to submit their military documentation as soon as possible prior to testing to CMS-VOP to establish their status. CMS will not be providing the “grace period” after testing to allow veterans to establish their medal standing with CMS-VOP as has been done on recent administrations of the CPOT exam. They can still bring their certified military documentation with them when they test but it is to their advantage to establish their status as soon as possible with CMS-VOP. Questions about establishing veteran status should be directed to CMS-VOP at (217) 524-1313.

 
For more information about career opportunities with the Illinois Conservation Police, please visit: http://dnr.state.il.us/law3/career.htm or call Lt. Curt Lewis in the Conservation Police Training Section at (217) 785-8407.
 
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