BJMP Recruitment Process | How to Apply to BJMP

Here is the summary of step by step guide on how to apply to BJMP or the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. As one of the five pillars of the Criminal Justice System, the BJMP was created to address growing concern of jail management and penology problem. Primarily, its clients are detainees accused before a court who are temporarily confined in such jails while undergoing investigation, waiting final judgement and those who are serving sentence promulgated by the court 3 years and below. As provided for under R.A. No. 6975, the Jail Bureau is mandated to take operational and administrative control over all city, district and municipal jails.

Read Also: Basic Salary of Jail Officer 1: PhP 29,668

Application Process | How to Apply to BJMP

Here are the 11 steps on how to apply to BJMP. Make sure to read all the steps and if you have question, direct it to the nearest BJMP Regional Offices.

Step 1: Preliminary Interview and Assessment

Proceed to the Directorate for Personnel & Records Management (DPRM)/Personnel & Records Management Division (PRMD) of the nearest BJMP Regional Office. Submit your application to the authorized personnel the following documents placed in a folder properly TABBED and LABELLED. Take note of the letters.

  1. Duly Accomplished Personal Data Sheet (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017)
  2. Photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by NSO/PSA
  3. Authenticated Copy of College Diploma
  4. Authenticated Copy of Transcript of Records
  5. Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating (w/ PRC ID)
  6. Photocopy of Marriage Certificate (if married) from PSA/NSO
  7. Photocopy of NBI clearance
  8. Photocopy of Police clearance
  9. Photocopy of Barangay clearance
  10. Photocopies of Court clearances:
    • Fiscal Clearance
    • MTC
    • RTC
  11. Photocopy of NCIP/NCMF Certificate (if necessary), NCMF should be issued by the Bureau of External Relations.
  12. Photocopies of Certificate/s of Previous & Present Employment
  13. Photocopies of Certificate/s of Seminars/ Training Completed
  14. Valid Community Tax Certificate

Note: Bring the original documents for proper evaluation and also bring one piece of 1×1 and passport size pictures with name tag. The submission and initial evaluation of applicants are conducted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM only.

Step 2: Initial Medical Evaluation

Once an applicant passes “STEP 1”, he/she shall be indorsed to theRegional/National Health Service Unit for Initial Medical Evaluation which includes the following:

  • Hepatitis B Screening
  • Initial Physical Examination:
    • No gross/major visual defect
    • No hearing loss or impairment
    • No gross deformities of nasal and oropharyngeal cavities
    • No other deformities that may affect speech, mastication and deglutition
    • No gross skeletal deformity that will limit joint movements
    • No dermatological diseases that are communicable
    • No skin tattoo/s, and soft tissue and glandular masses
    • No unusual body piercing/s

An applicant who will be tested positive or reactive to HBsAg & who did not pass the initial physical examination shall not be allowed to proceed to the next phase of the recruitment process.

Step 3: Entry Level Examination

The DPRM shall schedule the conduct of examination for all JO1 applicants after the closing date for the submission of applications. The Entry-Level Examination (EnLEx) shall be composed of the following:

BJMP Entry-Level Examination

The passing rate shall be determined by the NPSPB based on the total number of applicants who took the EnLEx vis-à-vis the number of vacant slots. Failure to obtain the passing rate in the exam shall automatically disqualify the applicant during the current recruitment period.

Step 4: Neuro-Psychiatric Evaluation

Applicants who pass the Entry-Level Examination will be scheduled for Neuro- Psychiatric Evaluation. On the examination date, bring the following:

  • Latest colored passport size picture
  •  Valid identification card
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Black ballpen

Examination results are determined after 1 to 2 weeks and will be released by the HSU thru the DPRM. Applicants who fail may re-take the exam after six (6) months from the time of the last NP exam. An applicant who passed the NP exam must report to the HSU on the scheduled date for the conduct of the NP interview.

Step 5: Panel Interview

Those who passed the EnLEx and the Neuro-Psychiatric evaluation shall be required to appear before the National Selection & Placement Board (NPSB) for panel interview. The interviewees shall be rated as follows:

BJMP Evaluation Criteria

Results shall be immediately announced after the scheduled interview. Failure to obtain the average of 70% during the panel interview shall disqualify the applicant during the current recruitment period.

Step 6: Initial Deliberation

The initial deliberation shall be undertaken by the NPSPB/RPSPB to determine the sufficient number of applicants recommended to proceed to the next step depending on the quota available. The qualified applicants, including those granted automatic waivers, shall be ranked based on the results of the EnLEx, Panel Interview and premium points given.

Step 7: Medical and Dental Evaluations

  • Applicants who shall be indorsed for medical/dental examinations are based from the Initial deliberation.
  • Proceed to HSU for the conduct of physical, medical and dental examinations and thereafter secure referrals for the required laboratory tests.
  • Submit ORIGINAL results of laboratory tests to the HSU.
  • An applicant who has health or dental condition that CANNOT be corrected or remedied shall be REMOVED from the selection process and be informed accordingly.
  • An applicant who passed the medical and dental evaluations shall be certified physically fit for training and subsequently be endorsed to DPRM/PRMD

Step 8: Strenght and Agility Tests

Applicants who passed the Medical & Dental Examination shall be required to undergo the Strength and Agility Test (S.A.T). Based on the schedule provided by the DPRM/PRMD, report in athletic attire and perform the following five (5) events indicated below:

BJMP Strength and Agility TestAn applicant who failed to meet the standard in two (2) of the five (5) events shall be disqualified to proceed to the next phase of the screening process. However, he/she is given a chance to repeat the failed events in another scheduled date

Step 9: Final Deliberation

The point system for the final order of merit shall be as follows:

BJMP Final Deliberation Criteria

The NPSPB shall have a FINAL DELIBERATION on the list of applicants that will be recommended to the Chief, BJMP for appointment as JO1.

Step 10: Submission of Required Documents

For applicants who will be appointed as a Jail Officer 1 in NHQ, kindly submit three (3) folders properly tabbed and labeled containing the following:

BJMP Sample Folder

Read Also: BJMP Hiring: 2000 Jail Officers with Basic Salary of PhP 29,668.00 (2019 Regular Quota)

Copy for BJMP

  1. A duly-accomplished Personal Data Sheet (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017)
  2. Authenticated Transcript of Records
  3. Authenticated College Diploma
  4. Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating
  5. Original Copy of Birth Certificate issued by NSO/PSA
  6. Original Clearances (NBI, Police, Brgy. MTC, RTC, & Prosecutor’s Office)
  7. Medical Certificate issued by HSU
  8. Photocopy of Laboratory Results submitted to HSU
  9. Duly Accomplished Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth (3 copies)
  10. Original Marriage Certificate issued by NSO/PSA (if married)
  11. Original Certificate of Confirmation from the NCIP or NCMF (if necessary)

Copy for the Civil Service Commission (CSC):

  1. Personal Data Sheet (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017), 2 sets
  2. Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating with receipt
  3. Photocopy of Certificate of Confirmation from the NCIP or NCMF (if necessary)

Copy for the Jail National Training Institute (JNTI):

  1. Personal Data Sheet
  2. Photocopy of Transcript of Records
  3. Photocopy of College Diploma
  4. Photocopy of Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating
  5. Photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by NSO
  6. Photocopy of Clearances (NBI, Police, Brgy. MTC, RTC, & Prosecutor’s Office)
  7. Medical Certificate issued by HSU
  8. Photocopy of Laboratory Results submitted to HSU
  9.  Photocopy of Marriage Certificate issued by NSO (if married)
  10. Photocopy of Certificate of Confirmation from the NCIP or NCMF (if necessary)

Note: Additional documents may be required by Regional Offices if necessary.

Step 11: Oath-taking

  • Sign the Certificate of Undertaking, which signifies your concurrence to accept any designation that will be given to you as a Jail Officer 1 in the BJMP regardless of your educational background and region of origin.
  • Report at the DPRM/PRMD in blue maong pants, white round neck shirt,black garrison belt with silver buckle, white pair of shoes and socks withproper haircut.
  • Bring two (2) documentary stamps and valid Community Tax Certificate for the Oath of Office form
  • Oath-taking ceremony shall proceed upon the approval and availability of the Appointing Authority.

Reminders to Jail Officer I Applicants

  •  Always secure a Visitor’s ID Pass at the BJMP Headquarters Support Service Unit (HSSU) Area before you transact any business at the NHQ.
  • Always observe courtesy especially in following up the status of your application.
  • Always report on time.
  • Transact your business with authorized DPRM/PRMD personnel only. NO FEES shall be charged during your application except for personal expenses during laboratory exams or dental interventions done in private institutions.
  • Report to the Director, DPRM/C,PRMD any comments or suggestions to further improve the system.
  • If there is any individual or personnel of the Bureau who extort money in exchange for a favorable action on one’s application, proceed to the Directorate for Intelligence and Investigation (3rd Floor, BJMP-NHQ) or to the Office of the Chief, BJMP for commensurate action.

Source: BJMP Website (How to Apply to BJMP)


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  1. good day …ano po ba guidelines for age waiver sa BJMP wala po kasi nakasulat maliban sa pag member ng IP automatic granted ang waiver
    .salamat po sa pag sagot

  2. Good day sir/madam I sincerely ask this question about bjmp hiring if there is any online application to this website before as I go to report application or mean to say direct application. Thank you for your understanding.

  3. Gud pm po sir/mam, pwede p po b along mgapply as jail officer 1, 34 years old n po ako. Ako po ay currently teaching sa public high school po. Player din po ako ng volleyball. Salamt po.

  4. Good am Maam/Sir.. mag 31 na po ako by october 2018 and din 161.7 cm lang po ang height ko pwde po ba dalawa ang waiver ko height and age? tnx sir/maam

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