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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
Wednesday, November 18th Corrections 1:00 PM
 Friday, December 4th Corrections  9:30 AM


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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.

2015 Testing Schedule

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

NO Testing November 11 

November 18  November 25   
December 2  December 9  December 16  December 23  December 30 

*Due to renovations in the LRC, testing from March 25 through mid-July (tentatively) will be held in the JDE CRP Room located at 220 N. Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor.  When reporting for testing, a sign in sheet will be located in the main lobby by Human Resources.*

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