When completing application forms, either type or use black ink. Be sure to fill out the applications completely! Applications which lack the necessary information will be rejected.
A separate application is required for each job title and test option. Established language options - such as the Spanish Speaking option - require only a single application for each title and option. The Information Services Specialist I & II and Information Systems Analyst I, II & III titles will be accepted with multiple options on one application. Your original signature is required on each application submitted.
The applications are enabled with "Reader Extensions", allowing them to be saved with the data entered, as well as import/export functions. See the PDF Help section at the bottom of this page for help using these features. Adobe Reader version 7.0 or later is recommended to use these forms, download Adobe Reader here. You may also call or write to your local Assessment Centers to obtain applications.
General application for all titles except for Promotionals.
Promotional application for current certified state employees only.
The Bid Form is for current certified state employees only.
Transfer requests are for current certified state employees only.
The Change of Information Request Form is used to change applicant personal information, availability or county preferences that is currently on file with the State of Illinois. The completed and signed form may be dropped off at any of the Assessment Centers or mailed directly to the address on the form. Request Forms can also be faxed to the CMS Division of Examining and Counseling at (217) 524-8740.
- Adobe Reader Version 7.0 or later is required to use these forms with all the available features, download Adobe Reader here. Older versions of Adobe Reader may not open these forms or may display an error message when opening the applications and will not allow you to save your information. Note that Adobe Reader 7.0 is not available for computers using Windows 9X or ME and you will not be able to save your information.
- To open a blank copy of the application (if it comes up already filled in), in Internet Explorer, click File, New, Window. A new window will open with blank fields. Some pop-up blockers may prevent the new window from opening, temporarily disable if necessary.
- To save a copy of the file on your computer for later use, right-click on the link and select Save Target As, then select a location on your computer (like My Documents) to save the file. You can then go to your My Documents folder (or whatever location you saved the file in) and double click on it to open the application without needing to be online.
- To transfer your data from the old CMS-100 application to the new one, first open the old saved version (the green one) and click the Export Data button. Save the data file to a location on your computer (like My Documents). Now open the new application and click the Import Data button. Go to the location you saved the data file in step one, select the file and click the Select button.