DETAILS: October 2022 POE Penology Officer Exam Schedule, Requirements and Application Process


Good news to all aspiring Jail Officers, the 2022 Penology Officer Examination (POE) is scheduled to take place on October 23, 2022. The Civil Service Commission (CSC) conducts the Penology Officer Examination (POE) in collaboration with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

UPDATE: The CSC officially announced the nationwide conduct of the 2022 Penology Officer Examination through Examination Advisory No. 7, s. 2022.  

Examination Schedule

Here is the detailed schedule and period of application for 2022 Penology Officer Examination (POE), courtesy of CSC.




October 23, 2022


August 18, 2022 -   September 1, 2022  September 6, 2022

The Penology Officer Examination (POE) will be conducted on October 23, 2022.  Application period will run from August 18, 2022 to September 1, 2022 September 6, 2022.

UPDATES: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has extended the deadline for filing of application for the 23 October 2022 Fire Officer Examination (FOE), Penology Officer Examination (POE), and Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) from 01 September 2022 to 06 September 2022. Full details here

Below are the details of the exam courtesy of Civil Service Commission (CSC):

Please note that acceptance of applications shall be on a "FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED" basis and shall be closed any time before the deadline if the CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the maximum number of applicants.

READ: October 2022 FOE Fire Officer Exam Schedule


Testing Centers




San Fernando City, La Union


Tuguegarao City


City of San Fernando, Pampanga


Lucena City;  Romblon, Romblon


Legazpi City; Masbate City; Sorsogon City; Virac,Catamduanes; Daet, Camarines Norte; Nabua, Camarines Sur


Iloilo City


Cebu City


Tacloban City


Zamboanga City


Cagayan de Oro City


Davao City


Koronadal City


Quezon City


Baguio City, Tabuk City


Butuan City,  Buenavista, Agusan Del Norte San Francisco, Agusan Del Sur 


Cotabato City

UPDATES: Additional testing centers for Regions IV and Caraga. Full details here

Qualifications / Admission Requirements

The POE is open to individuals who meet the following qualification requirements:

  • Must be a Filipino citizen;
  • Atleast 18 tears old on the date/time of filing of application;
  • Must be of good moral character;
  • Must have at least graduated from K to 12 Program, or a high school graduate under the old program;
  • Must be mentally and physically fit;
  • Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or of disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs;
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government; and
  • Must be at least 1.57m (5'2) in heigh for male, and 1.52 (5'0) for female.


The above-stated qualifications only pertain to taking the examination and do not necessarily cover appointment to related positions, which require completion of a bachelor’s degree.

b) Approval of applications may be recalled any time upon discovery of applicant’s disqualification, for which the examination fees paid shall be forfeited.

c) Applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 (Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003) may apply for and take the examination upon presentation of original, and submission of a copy of, Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship from the Bureau of Immigration, and meeting of all the other admission and application requirements for the examination.

d) Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal cases may take the examination and shall be conferred the eligibility if they successfully pass the same. However, this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If they are found guilty, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated and under existing Civil Service Law and rules [e.g. Section 57 (a) of the 2017 Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service].

e) Individuals who possess the following eligibilities may opt not to take the examination anymore:

1. Career Service Professional Eligibility
2. Career Foreign Service Officer Eligibility
3. RA 1080 Eligibility (Bar, Board exams)
4. Honor Graduate Eligibility under P.D. 907
5. Scientific and Technological Specialist Eligibility under P.D. 997
6. Sanggunian Member Eligibility (Second level) under RA No. 10156
7. Foreign School Honor Graduate Eligibility under CSC Resolution No. 1302714
8. Veteran Preference Rating Eligibility (Professional) under E.O. No. 132, s. 1948 and E.O. No. 790, s. 1982

READ: CSE Honor Graduate Eligibility (HGE) for Summa, Magna and Cum Laude

Application Requirements

Applicants must personally submit the following requirements:

1. Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form no. 100 Revised September 2016 ).
NOTE:  Applicants are strongly advised to download the Application Form from the CSC website at, and print the form using legal size blond paper.

2. Four (4) pieces of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as follows:
   a. Philippine Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm  or  1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
   b. Colored, with white background
   c. Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of application
   d. Printed on good quality photo paper (i.e. photo does not peel off)
   e. In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin)
   f. In bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features; facial features not computer enhanced)
   g. Showing left and right ears
   h. Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
   i. With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open
   j. With HANDWRITTEN (not computer-generated) name tag legibly showing SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED FULL NAME in the format: First Name,   Middle Initial (if any), Last Name, and Extension Name (if any)

3. Original and photocopy of any of the following accepted  I.D. cards for civil service exam:

a. Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License (LTO O.R. must be presented together with old Driver’s License; O.R. alone is not allowed)/Student Driver’s Permit;
b. Passport;
c. PRC License;
d. SSS I.D.;
e. GSIS I.D. (UMID);
f. Voter’s I.D./Voter’s Certification;
g. BIR/Taxpayer’s I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture);
h. PhilHealth I.D. (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number);
i. Company/Office I.D.;
j. School I.D.;
k. Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate (with picture);
l. Postal I.D.;
m. Barangay I.D.;
n. NBI Clearance;
o. Seaman’s Book;
p. HDMF Transaction I.D.;
q. PWD I.D.;
r. Solo Parent I.D.;
s. Senior Citizen’s I.D.;
t. CSC Eligibility Card; and
u. Philippine Identification (PhilID) card 

 All other I.D. cards not included in the above list shall not be accepted.
2. As a last resort, expired I.D. card may be presented/submitted during filing of examination application, provided that, the expiry date of the I.D. card is within the CY 2022

 4. Duly accomplished Certificate of Consent (attached as Annex A)

5.   Examination fee of Seven Hundred Pesos (PhP700.00)

  • Original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, or the Local Civil Registry printed on security paper (for applicants without date of birth in their I.D. card/s)
  • Original and photocopy of Identification Certificate (IC) issued by the Bureau of Immigration (for applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225); and applicants recognized as citizens of the Philippines under Sec 1, Article IV of the 1987 Philippine Constitution)

Where to Get and File Application Forms

1.  Where to Get Application Form

The application form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016) is available at any CSC Regional/Field Office, or may be downloaded from the CSC website: It may be printed/reproduced using legal size bond paper.

2.  How to File / Mode of Filing Application

Applicants must communicate/coordinate with the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO), or with any of the CSC RO’s Field Offices
, where they intend to take the examination regarding the mode/s of filing application and the corresponding procedures. A complete directory of CSC ROs and FOs nationwide is available at the CSC website at for reference.

Some offices will accept walk-in applicants while other offices are thru online. We have compiled links to the corresponding CSC Regional Offices’ website:

READ: HOW TO JOIN THE BFP | Qualification, Requirements and Recruitment Process

Transfer of Testing Center

Requests for transfer of testing center shall be accommodated within the application period, or not later than five (5) working days after the deadline of filing of application. Strictly, no request for transfer of testing center shall be accepted beyond this period. Hence, applicants are advised to be circumspect and certain in determining the testing center where they intend to take the examination.

The applicant should submit a written request to the CSC Regional/Field Office where the application was filed, which shall be subject to evaluation by the CSC RO/FO concerned . The written request must: (i) indicate the reason for the transfer of testing center, (ii) be accompanied by supporting evidence, and a copy of the Application Receipt, and (iii) be sent to the CSC RO/FO concerned through email, or courier.

Release of Test Results

The List of Passers shall be uploaded/posted on the CSC website within 41 days after the examination.

Note: Only the List of Passers posted on the CSC website is official. The CSC does not recognize and is not liable for any other postings on any other websites that are not affiliated with, or are engaged in the unauthorized use of the name of, the CSC.

Examinees can generate their examination rating through OCSERGS or Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System which can also be accessed through the CSC website. Generation of examination rating through OCSERGS shall be available approximately 15 days after the posting of the List of Passers, or as indicated in the corresponding issuance/advisory.

 Resulting Civil Service Eligibility

The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the Penology Officer Examination shall be called Penology Officer Eligibility. It is a second level eligibility, which is specific and appropriate for appointment to second level ranks under the uniformed service in the jail management and penology, functionally related services only, except for ranks under the Philippine National Police. The Penology Officer Eligibility is NOT comparable to the Career Service Professional or Subprofessional Eligibility.


The Civil Service Commission uses a highly reliable system to detect cheats.

Cheating refers to any act or omission before, during, or after any civil service examination that will directly or indirectly undermine the sanctity and integrity of the examination. Any form of cheating in any civil service examination has been declared criminally and administratively punishable under Republic Act No. 9416 and its implementing Rules and Regulations. Cheating comes in forms such as, but not limited to, the following:

1. Use of crib sheets or “codigo” containing codes in any form (written on any material or in digital form)
2. Impersonation
3. Employing a “poste” or a person inside or outside of the examination room who may or may not be an examinee but provides examinees with answers
4. Collusion of whatever nature between examinees and examination personnel
5. Examinee number switching
6. Unauthorized possession / use / reproduction / dissemination of examination-related materials
7. Possession / use of fake Eligibility
8. Such other acts of similar nature which facilitate passing the examination

Bringing the test booklet outside the testing room/venue is strictly prohibited. The examination, or test results, of those found violating this rule shall be cancelled.

One to two weeks before the examination day, the CSC shall issue an Examination Advisory, which shall carry information for examinees on the following areas:

  • Important reminders
  • School assignment / testing venue
  • Thing to bring
  • Scope of examination and other information
  • Other reminders
  • UPDATES / DEVELOPMENTS regarding the examination, and/or the above mentioned areas

Examination Advisory No. 7, s. 2022


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