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Welch Area Test Location

This test center will be CLOSED, effective June 30, 2018

90 Howard Street   •   Welch, West Virginia
WRITTEN TESTS: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 11:00 AM. No appointment is necessary; walk-ins are accepted.
  • Apply online at http://www.personnel.wv.gov (no paper needed). Do not send a paper application to our office. Applying online is highly preferred, or you may take your completed paper application with you to the location when you report for testing. 

  • Seating limit: 20. 

  • Applicants should report 30 minutes prior to test time; tests begin promptly at the designated time. 

  • Photo identification is required. 

  • All tests have a three-hour time limit. 

  • Information for specific job titles: 
    • Clerical/Office Support titles/testing: Click here for additional information. 

    • Correctional Officer 1 testing is available at correctional facilities and many WorkForce WV Job Service Offices. Please call a correctional facility or your local WorkForce WV for test times.

  • Occasionally test centers must cancel testing due to weather, school/facility closure, holidays, or other extenuating circumstances. If the Library is closed, testing will be canceled. This test center will follow the McDowell County school system for closure or early out due to inclement weather; there WILL be testing in the event of a 2-hour delay. Please check here on the day you plan to test to make sure the test facility is open.

  • IMPORTANT: Do not call the test location with questions. Instead, please call the Division of Personnel’s Applicant Services unit at 304-558-3950 extension 1.
DIRECTIONS: The McDowell Public Library is located at 90 Howard Street in Welch, WV. It’s in downtown Welch, next to City Hall.