NYS Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) Examination

The Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) examination is one exam that is used by state agencies to fill more than 100 different entry-level professional job types across a wide range of disciplines - including health and human services, environmental conservation, human resources, administrative analysis, and transportation.

Job seekers with a bachelor's degree* from a qualifying institution can take the PCO examination to be considered for employment with New York State government. The next PCO examination is scheduled for April 6, 7, and 13, 2019.

The deadline to apply for the 2019 PCO examination is February 20, 2019.

For additional details about the examination, watch the PCO Introduction Video(External Link).

*If you expect to meet the educational requirements by September 1, 2020, you can be admitted to the written test - see the PCO examination announcement for details.

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