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United States
Office of Personnel Management
Washington, DC 20415-1000


John Berry

Administrative Law Judge Examination

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has developed a new examination for the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) position.  Soon, OPM will post a job opportunity announcement to accept applications to take the new ALJ examination.  Once the examination cycle is complete and scores are processed, OPM will terminate the existing ALJ register and replace it with a new ALJ register.  Agencies may continue to request certificates from the current register, and hire from those certificates, until the new ALJ register is established. 

A job opportunity announcement will be posted in the near future on OPM's USAJOBS website at  Individuals can conduct a search with the job title "Administrative Law Judge" to locate the OPM job opportunity announcement when it is posted.  All candidates on the current register must reapply and complete the new examination to be placed on the new ALJ register and be considered for ALJ positions in the future.  The announcement will provide full details about the application and the examination process.

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