How do I apply for an examination?

In order to apply for an examination, you must submit a completed application, the examination fee, and supporting documentation to our Office by the application deadline specified in the Examination Announcement.


Applications may be picked up at our office, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm or a writable PDF version is available here.  If you choose to download and complete the PDF version, you must print the completed application and submit a hard copy to our Office  following the instructions below.  To obtain an application by mail, send in a self-addressed, stamped Number 10 envelope with two first-class stamps and the title of the examination clearly written on the back flap of the envelope. This envelope must be received at least five days before the filing deadline.

Examination Fee

There is a $40 non-refundable examination fee.  Payment is accepted by credit card, certified bank check or money order made payable to:   TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD.  If payment is made by credit card, the transaction must be completed in person and a non-refundable transaction fee will apply.   NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  The fee must be submitted for each separately numbered examination for which you apply. However, the fee may be waived if you are a Town of Hempstead resident who is unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household, or are receiving public assistance.

Submitting the Application

Applications and the accompanying fee payment and documentation must be submitted in person to this Office on or before the last date of filing (application deadline) or sent by mail with the date of the postmark on or before application deadline.  Applications submitted or postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted. If you choose to download and complete the PDF version of the application, it  must be printed and a hard copy must be submitted to this Office by the application deadline. 

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1. How do I apply for an examination?
2. How do I apply for a fee waiver?
3. Will my application processing fee be refunded if my examination application is disapproved?
4. Do I have to be a Town of Hempstead resident to apply for the examination?
5. How do I know if I am qualified to take an exam? What happens if I am disqualified?
6. What should I submit as proof if the examination requires a high school diploma/equivalency or education beyond high school?
7. When will I receive my admittance notice?
8. Where are the examinations held?
9. What if I am signed up to take multiple examinations from different municipalities on the same day?
10. How do I request special arrangements for an examination?
11. Are there study guides available for the examinations?
12. What happens after I take the examination?
13. What happens if I move to a new address?
14. How do I claim Veterans Credits for military service on an examination?