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Requests for Test Rescheduling


You can now take most civil service tests online during a set testing window (typically about one week). You can take most tests either online from home or in person at the PRC’s computer lab. Your exam notification email has the details on how and when you can take your test. However, because you can take most tests at your convenience, rescheduling may not be available.

Below are situations the PRC would consider when evaluating a request for rescheduling. In some cases, you may need to submit the request form at the bottom of this page along with adequate supporting documentation.

In the Case of Technical Difficulties Taking an Online Test

If you experience technical difficulties trying to test from home through Examity, contact the PRC immediately at You do not need to submit further documentation, though we may ask you for information to help solve your specific problem. Make sure you contact the PRC and not Examity technical support, as they may not be able to solve your issue. If you contact us after normal business hours, then we will respond the next business day. If we find that your system does not meet the technical requirements, then we will advise you to take the test in our computer lab instead.

PLEASE NOTE: Testing windows last approximately one week and always include at least one full weekend. You can also take tests on demand. This is intended to increase flexibility and convenience for testing. However, if you wait until the last day of the testing window and cannot test online due to technical difficulties with your home computer, the PRC may not extend the testing window. We will consider all factors, including whether the technical difficulties affected multiple test takers. If you are unsure about your home computer, the PRC strongly recommends you try to test as soon as possible during the testing window. Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to make sure your system security settings are correct and your equipment is working.

For Scheduled, Non-Emergency Conflicts

If a scheduled, non-emergency conflict prevents you from taking a test during an entire testing window, or if it prevents you from attending a test scheduled for a specific date and time, you may submit a rescheduling request. You must submit your request using the form at the bottom of this page. You must also include adequate supporting documentation. You must submit the form and documentation within five (5) calendar days after receiving the notification email listing your testing date(s) and time(s). Below is the list of acceptable reasons and the documentation you must provide.

  • REASON: Previously scheduled military commitment
    DOCUMENTATION: A copy of your military orders or a letter from your commander/supervisor
  • REASON: Previously scheduled vacation
    DOCUMENTATION: A copy of your travel documents or receipts that confirm your travel dates (such as hotel or plane reservations)
  • REASON: Previously scheduled in-patient medical procedure
    DOCUMENTATION: Medical documentation
  • REASON: Previously scheduled jury duty or other court appearance
    DOCUMENTATION: A copy of your jury summons, notice of hearing, etc.
  • REASON: Mandatory extended assignment for County business (for County employees only)
    DOCUMENTATION: Verification from County personnel regarding your assignment

In the Case of an Emergency

We typically consider rescheduling requests due to an emergency for a test administration with a set date and time. However, if an emergency situation extends through most/all of an online testing window, the PRC will consider rescheduling your test. You must submit your request using the form at the bottom of this page. You must also include adequate supporting documentation. You must submit the form and documentation within one (1) calendar day after the original testing date or the closing of the testing window. Below is the list of acceptable reasons and the documentation you must provide.

  • REASON: Death in your immediate family (Immediate family includes spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, grandmother, grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, a legal guardian or other person who has an in loco parentis relationship with you, or any other relative residing with you.)
    DOCUMENTATION: Death notice or obituary for the immediate family member
  • REASON: Emergency medical situation
    DOCUMENTATION: Medical documentation
  • REASON: Public safety/emergency worker called in for duty
    DOCUMENTATION: Adequate documentation supporting your emergency call into work
  • REASON: PRC error in the approval, notification, or scheduling process
    DOCUMENTATION: Adequate documentation as necessary

Structured Interviews

We only allow rescheduling a structured interview in the case of an emergency. If you wish to request rescheduling, you must contact the PRC at (216) 698-2290 NO LATER THAN the day of your scheduled interview.

Reviewing Your Request

The PRC will review your request for rescheduling. If we accept it, then we will email you the details.

The PRC will attempt to minimize long delays in the testing process. We will extend testing windows only as long as absolutely necessary. If we need to schedule an extra session, then we will only schedule one. Whenever possible, we will attempt to finish testing within one (1) week of the original schedule.

If the PRC determines that you did not follow procedures or submit adequate supporting documentation, we will reject your request. You will have to test as originally scheduled.

If the PRC determines that you provided false information as part of your request, we will reject your request. You will also no longer be eligible to take the test. County employees may face potential discipline.

Submitting Your Request

Click here to download a PDF of the Request for Test Rescheduling form. This is a fillable PDF form that you can complete and save on your computer. Make sure you complete the form you downloaded to your computer and save it before sending. DO NOT fill out the PDF in your web browser, as it will not save the information and you’ll accidentally send us a blank PDF. You can also print the form and write in the information. Once you complete the form, you can submit it along with your supporting documentation by one of the following methods:

  • Via email to This is the preferred method to submit your form and documentation.
  • Via fax at (216) 443-3694.
  • In person or via U.S. mail to 9830 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102. Please note: if you mail your form and documentation, the PRC must receive it by the deadline. We will not consider requests postmarked on or before the deadline but received after it.

If you can’t download or complete the form, you can submit your request through the web form at the bottom of this page. However, this web form does not support uploading any files, so you won’t be able to attach your supporting documentation. If you choose to use the web form, you must still submit your supporting documentation using one of the above methods (via email, fax, in person, or U.S. mail). We will not consider web form submissions if we don’t receive the documentation to support them.

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