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Pre-Employment Testing

Each position within the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is unique and may require additional testing prior to an applicant being considered for employment. Please review the following list for information on testing that may be required for the position(s) you are interested in.

Pre-Employment Tests 


Corrections & Law Enforcement Written Exams

Empco, Inc. has partnered with the Michigan Sheriff's Association to provide these written entrance examinations.  The tests include both cognitive and attitude/personality testing components.  The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office requires a passing score of at least 75% to remain eligible for positions requiring the written exam.  Applicants are not required to wait until a position is posted to participate in an exam.  When registering for the Corrections and/or Law Enforcement (Deputy) exams, applicants are given the option to choose multiple counties throughout the state of Michigan; those County Sheriff's Offices can view your scores and use this process for recruitment purposes.  For additional information and to register for a test, please visit

The Washtenaw County Service Center is also a proud testing site for these written examinations (see below schedule).  The testing will be held at the Learning Resource Center (LRC) located at 4135 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.  Please arrive thirty (30) minutes prior to the scheduled test time and make sure to bring your valid photo ID; please secure purses, cell phones, etc. in your vehicle prior to entering the testing facility.  The test will begin promptly at the listed time; you will not be permitted in the testing room if you arrive late, you will have to re-register for another test, and your money may not be refunded.  If you have any additional questions, please contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Human Resources Division at (734)973-4650.

Upcoming Test Dates

Date Test Type Time


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Local Corrections Officer Physical Ability Test (LCOPAT)

Effective March 1, 2014, the Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) has implemented their new required physical testing for local corrections officers.  Inforrmation regarding this test can be found at the MSCTC Website.  Various testing dates and locations are available and scores are valid for one (1) year from the date of the test.

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Washtenaw County Clerical, Typing, and Data Entry Tests

The Clerical, Typing, and Data Entry Tests are administered each Wednesday morning (see schedule below).  Clerical/Typing testing is administered at 9:00 am and the Data Entry test is administered at 10:00 am.  No appointment is necessary, but you must be signed in by the test start time.  The typing and data entry tests may be retaken once every 30 days; the clerical test once in 60 days.

The test location is at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (at the Washtenaw County Service Center, corner of Washtenaw Ave. and Hogback Rd).  Due to renovations, please review the below schedule for dates when an alternative testing location (noted below) will be utilized.


2017 Testing Schedule

 January 4 January 11 January 18  January 25  
February 1  February 8  February 15  February 22   
March 1  March 8 March 15 March 22  March 29 
April 5  April 12  April 19  April 26   
May 3  May 10 May 17 May 24   May 31
June 7  June 14  June 21  June 28 
July 5  July 12  July 19  July 26   
August 2  August 9  August 16  August 23  August 30 
September 6  September 13  September 20  September 27   
October 4  October 11  October 18 October 25   
November 1  November 8  November 15  November 22  November 29 
December 6  December 13  December 20  December 27   

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