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OPEN FOR FILING:  COURT REVENUE ASSISTANT EXAM 45-823 (Open-Competitive) & 55-823 (Promotional) Exams will be administered statewide Saturday, April 29, 2023. Filing is open from January 24, 2023 to February 21, 2023. For more info about the exam visit: Court Revenue Assistant Exam Information 

FILING CLOSED - SURROGATE'S COURT CLERK 55-819 & SENIOR SURROGATE'S COURT CLERK EXAMS 55-820 Exams will be administered statewide on Saturday, March 18, 2023. 

COURT REPORTER EXAM & SENIOR COURT REPORTER EXAMS  Exams will be administered statewide Spring 2023 (date subject to change).  Filing periods and exam dates will be announced on this website. For more info about the position and subject matter visit: Court Reporter

ASSOCIATE SURROGATE'S COURT CLERK & PRINCIPAL SURROGATE'S COURT CLERK EXAMS Exams will be administered statewide late Spring 2023 (date subject to change).  Filing periods and exam dates will be announced on this website. For more info about the position and subject matter visit: Assoc Princ Surr Clk

Per Diem Court Interpreter Written Exams: Applicants who submitted applications on or before August 7, 2022 will be tested August 16 through August 26, 2022. Applicants who could not attend the test for any reason should file a new application. All test-related inquiries should be e-mailed to PerDiemExams@nycourts.gov. Future written exam dates have not been determined.

Per Diem Court Interpreter Oral Exams: Applicants who pass the written per diem exam should email by August 30, 2022: PerDiemExams@nycourts.gov. 

Provisional Court Reporter positions available!
View Provisional Court Reporter position qualifications & details

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Exams Open for Filing or Currently in Progress

COURT REVENUE ASSISTANT EXAM 45-823 (Open-competitive) &

COURT REVENUE ASSISTANT EXAM 55-823 (Promotional) 

OPEN FOR FILING

Tentative 2023 Starting Salary JG-14:  $48,957 

(Additional $4,635 location pay in NYC, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester & Rockland; Additional $2,318 location pay in Orange, Dutchess & Putnam)

Exam Date

Court Revenue Assistant (Open-competitive and Promotional) exam will be administered statewide on Saturday, April 29, 2023. 

Filing Period

Filing period is open from January 24, 2023 to February 21, 2023

Exam Announcements

Open-Competitive (Open to the Public): Court Revenue Assistant Examination 45-823 Announcement 

Applications are accepted from the public who meet the minimum qualifications to compete. Applicants should read the examination announcements carefully, including the minimum qualifications to compete, before applying. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications to complete will be disqualified from taking the examination.  All fees are non-refundable. 

 

Promotional: Court Revenue Assistant 55-823 Examination Announcement 

Applications are accepted only from qualified employees of the New York State Unified Court System.

Filing to Take the Exam

Open Competitive (Open to the Public):  Court Revenue Assistant Examination Application (Read examination announcement before applying. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications to compete will be disqualified from taking the examination.  All fees are non-refundable.)

Promotional: Court Revenue Assistant Examination Application 

The filing period begins January 24, 2023 and ends February 21, 2023. The examinations will be administered statewide on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

An application is considered filed only upon receipt of an Application ID Number received immediately after clicking “Submit” at the end of the on-line application. If an Application ID Number (confirmation) has not been received, the application was not filed.

Self-scheduling links will be e-mailed to applicants on or about April 19, 2023. NOTE: It is your responsibility to check your e-mail for filing confirmation(s), self-scheduling link, related correspondence, and to provide timely notice of any change to your e-mail information.

Exam Fee

Open-Competitive: $ 30 processing fee plus 2.99% credit card fee

Promotional: Free for qualified current NYS Unified Court System employees

Note: Application processing fee and credit/debit card service fee are non-refundable.

Examination Subject Matter & Sample Questions

Court Revenue Assistants perform fiscal tasks associated with collecting cash, court fees, fines and bail. Court revenue assistants maintain accounting reports, disburse funds, perform daily cash drawer and monthly bank statement reconciliation and may also provide administrative support such as checking court papers and assisting at public counters.

Minimum Qualifications

Veteran Credits

 

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS SURROGATE’S COURT CLERK 55-819 &

SENIOR SURROGATE’S COURT CLERK 55-820

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Exam Date

The Surrogate's Court Clerk and Senior Surrogate's Court Clerk exams will be administered statewide on Saturday, March 18, 2023. 

Filing Period

CLOSED

Self-scheduling links will be e-mailed to applicants on or about March 8, 2023. NOTE: It is your responsibility to check your e-mail for filing confirmation(s), self-scheduling link, related correspondence, and to provide timely notice of any change to your e-mail information.

Candidates Who Wish to Take Both Exams

Employees wishing to compete in both examinations MUST submit a separate application for each examination; however, employees will take both examinations together during a single test session.    

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION SURROGATE’S COURT CLERK 55-819

Surrogate's Court Clerk (JG-18) positions are located in Judicial Districts 3 through 8 only.

Exam Information

The examination will be administered statewide on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Filing for the exam is closed.

Employees should apply for this examination if interested in positions located in Judicial Districts 3 through 8.

Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible to compete in this examination, applicants must have current permanent competitive class status in any competitive title in the Unified Court System by the end of filing date, January 19, 2023. Employees should read the examination announcement carefully, including the minimum qualifications to compete, before applying. 

Exam Announcement

Surrogate's Court Clerk 55-819 Examination Announcement 

Examination Subject Matter & Sample Questions

Veteran Credits

Veteran Credits Form

Veteran Credits Eligibility Summary

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION SENIOR SURROGATE’S COURT CLERK 55-820

Senior Surrogate's Court Clerk (JG-21) positions are located in NYC, District 9, Nassau & Suffolk Counties only.

Exam Information

The examination will be administered statewide on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Filing for the exam is closed.

Employees should apply for this examination if interested in positions located in NYC, District 9, Nassau and Suffolk Counties only.

Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible to compete in this examination, applicants must have current permanent competitive class status in any competitive title in the Unified Court System by the end of
filing date, January 19, 2023. Employees should read the examination announcement carefully, including the minimum qualifications to compete, before applying. 

Exam Announcement

Senior Surrogate's Court Clerk 55-820 Examination Announcement 

Examination Subject Matter & Sample Questions

Veteran Credits

Veteran Credits Form

Veteran Credits Eligibility Summary

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COURT INTERPRETER (SPANISH) # 45-818 - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

2020 Starting Salary: $57,166(Additional $4,300 location pay in NYC, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester & Rockland; Additional $2,150 location pay in Orange, Dutchess & Putnam)

Exam Date

The written component of the examination was administered statewide on Friday, September 9, 2022 and Saturday, September 10, 2022.  Applicants who pass the written component will be e-mailed a self-scheduling link for the oral component on or about February 9, 2023. 

Filing Period

CLOSED

Filing Fee

$30 application processing fee and 2.99% credit/debit card service fee

Note: Application processing fee and credit/debit card service fee are non-refundable.

Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible to compete in this examination, applicants must, by the last date of the written examination, September 10, 2022 possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

Exams Announcements

Court Interpreter (Spanish) 45-818 Examination Announcement 

Examination Subject Matter & Sample Questions

The three hour written component is a computer-based examination given at locations throughout NYS.

Written Exam:

Applicants who pass the written component will be e-mailed a self-scheduling link for the oral component on or about February 9, 2023.

Oral Exam:

Veteran Credits

 

Veteran Credits Form

Veteran Credits Eligibility Summary

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Upcoming Exam Schedule

2023 Exam Schedule
Exam Dates Title & Salary Grade Type of Exam Filing Period

March 18, 2023

Surrogate's Court Clerk (JG - 18)

Senior Surrogate's Court Clerk (JG-21)

Promotional

 

Promotional

Closed

April 29, 2023

Court Revenue Assistant (JG-14)

Court Revenue Assistant (JG-14)  

 

Open to Public

 

Promotional

January 24, 2023

to

February 21, 2023

Spring 2023

(date subject to change)

Court Reporter (JG-24)

Senior Court Reporter (JG-27) 

Senior Court Reporter (JG-27)

Open to Public

Open to Public

Promotional 

TBA

TBA

TBA

Late Spring 2023

(date subject to change)

Associate Surrogate's Court Clerk (JG-23)

Principal Surrogate's Court Clerk (JG-26)

Promotional

 

Promotional

TBA

 

TBA

 

August 16, 2022 

to

August 26, 2022

 

Per Diem Court Interpreter Exam

2022 Per Diem Court Interpreter daily rates:
$170 half day (up to 4 hours) $300 full day

Open to Public

Ongoing

Applicants who submitted applications on or before August 7, 2022 will be tested August 16 through August 26, 2022. Future test dates to be determined.

  • Disqualifications and Restrictions: New York State Unified Court System employees may be disqualified to take examinations or restricted or removed from eligible lists for reasons outlined under Section 25.13(d) of the Rules of the Chief Judge. Reasons include, but are not limited to, criminal charges or convictions, pending disciplinary charges or actions, stipulations, and internal investigations.

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FAQs & General Exam Information

FAQs & General Exam Information Guide

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Exam Study Guides & Sample Exams

Exam Study Guides & Sample Exams

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Results Notices

Applicants are emailed Results Notices generally seven to nine months after the exam date.

Please add UnifiedCourtSystemExam@nycourts.gov to your address book to ensure receipt of all email correspondence regarding exams and results.

Once the list is established and initial results are emailed, Appointments and Systems Management is responsible for the list. Candidates may direct inquiries regarding rank number, score, or add or change their location preferences or provide an updated email address, phone number or other contact information to asm@nycourts.gov

NYS COURT OFFICER TRAINEE EXAM # 45-815 ONLY

Results: NYS Court Officer-Trainee 45-815 Exam - Passers

To update your contact information or location preference, email: COT@nycourts.govOnly for passing candidates on eligible list NYS Court Officer - Trainee Exam #45-815.

Visit FAQs & Post-Exam Info for more information. 

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