Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) employee?
- From our main page select “Search Bulletins.” Review each one until you find one or more that matches your education and experience. If interested, complete the appropriate self-assessment or exam. (Some are online self-assessments/exams, depending on the job, and others are a paper application exam process.)
- If you complete an online assessment/exam, you will receive your score immediately. If the assessment/exam is not online, you will need to follow the hyperlink, download the appropriate paperwork, complete it, and return it to the address listed. You should receive your score within approximately three weeks of receipt.
- Once you have a successful score, you may begin to apply for vacancies. To find vacancies, from our main page, select “Search Vacancies.”
When will I receive my results after completing an assessment or exam?
If the assessment/exam was completed online, you will receive your score immediately. For assessments/exams that are not available online the score will be available after the documents have been received and processed by CCHCS, which usually occurs within three weeks after the date of submission. If you have not received a formal notification containing your score by the end of that three week period, please contact CCHCS Examination Services at (916) 691-5894. Be prepared to provide your first and last name and the examination title for which you applied.
Does CCHCS accept work visas?
For some jobs CCHCS accepts the H-1B, J-1 Waiver, and TN visas, as well as the National Interest Waiver and PERM petitions. Be aware that obtaining visas or waivers is a lengthy process and outcomes are not guaranteed.