There is not a fee to attend an exam offered through the City of Urbana; these exams are offered on a specific day and time. You may also test through the National Testing Network at your convenience for a small cost.
Do I need to live in the city in order to take the exam?
No, you do not need to be an Urbana resident in order to take the exam. However, Urbana residents do receive five preference points on the civil service exam. Please review the application for more information on when and how to submit proof to receive resident preference points.
I have previously taken the exam for Urbana Police Officer and passed; do I need to retest?
If you are currently on an active register, you do not need to retest to be considered for future vacancies. Your name will be valid on the register for two years after the test.
About the Hiring Process
If I pass the exam, when will I be hired?
If you pass the exam, you will be placed on the Civil Service Register for Police Officer, but placement on the register does not guarantee that you will be hired; you must still successfully pass several more steps in the process.
Depending on your exam score, you may be invited to interview immediately. If you receive notification that you are on the register but are not in the first group to be interviewed, you may be invited to interview at a later date. Be sure to keep your contact information current; if you change your address, including your e-mail address, be sure to notify the Urbana Human Resources division at (217) 384-2459 or e-mail Elizabeth Borman at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Job
Where can I find more information about the Urbana Police Department?
According to Urbana Civil Service Rule 12.8, Police Officers are required to live within a 30-mile radius of the city limits of the City of Urbana by the time they complete their probation (six months).