CMS Assessment Center Status Update

Call-in and Walk-in appointments and services are currently unavailable at all CMS Assessment Center locations.

As of September 1, 2020 all CMS Assessment Centers are scheduling Open Competitive and promotional examinations via a notification process. Members of the public and current state employees should continue to apply directly to the hiring agency point of contact on active job postings using a CMS100 or a CMS100B for current state employees.

Upward Mobility Program testing continues as a call-in scheduling service. All Upward Mobility Program testers must be in possession of a Proficiency Examination Registration form (PER) prior to scheduling an exam. A PER must be presented to the Assessment Center at the time of scheduling in order to reserve a time slot. No walk-in scheduling or services are available.  

Examination Schedule

New Testing Procedures - March 1, 2020

Testing is offered at five Assessment Centers across the State of Illinois. All testing is completed on easy to use touchscreen computers. Applicants are allowed at least 90 minutes to answer all questions. For titles that have a larger number or more complex questions more time is allowed. Those titles include: Human Resources Assistant & Associate; Data Processing Specialist & Administrative Specialist; Disability Claims Adjudicator Trainee; Insurance Analyst II; Telecommunicator Trainee.

Valid ID is required to take an exam. A Photo ID is preferred.

Regular office Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Assessment Centers will be closed on all State holidays. See below for check-in times and testing days at each Assessment Center location.

Note:  State offices will be closed on the following days in 2021:  January 1, January 18, February 12, February 15, May 31, July 5, September 6, October 11, November 11, November 25, November 26 and December 24.

Test Site Information