How to Apply for the NYC School Safety Exam


New York City School Safety Agents provide security around the perimeter of New York City public schools. This physically demanding job ensures the safety of students, faculty and visitors of the schools. As most New York City jobs, you must be hired via a civil service exam then placed on a numbered list with all other applicants. When they reach your number on the list, you are called to interview for the position.

Things You'll Need

  • Identification
  • Testing fee
  • Visit the New York City Police Department's website page for the School Safety Agents. Learn about the job and its physical demands to see if it is right for you.

  • Visit the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services website to apply for the exam. On the home page click on the link "Exams and Jobs." A drop-down menu will appear; select "Civil Service Exams." Find out if the city is currently offering the exam for School Safety Agents. Exams open and close routinely based on the city's need for that particular position.

  • Select the link "View Upcoming Exams" under the bold-type heading for upcoming civil service exams. This gives the you the list of upcoming exams. If you do not see the School Safety Agent exams, check periodically for openings.

  • Click on "View Exams Open for Filing This Month." You will see links to the Notice of Examination for each test. Select the link for "School Safety Agent," if the test is available. You will either have to apply in person at one of two computerized testing centers, apply by mail or online and wait for your admission ticket. As of April, 2011, the filing fee for the School Safety Agent exam is $47.00.

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