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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. See the PDF Help section at the bottom of this page for help using these features. Adobe Reader version 8.0 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.

Special Notice - Effective November 1, 2020, the CMS Division of Examining & Counseling will only accept CMS100B Promotional Application forms for grading that have a revision date of 7/2020, 9/2020 or newer.

The new versions of the CMS100 Examining/Employment Application and CMS100B Promotional Employment Application (Rev 9/2020) are in the links below. Pre-printed copies of the applications are also available at all CMS Assessment Centers. Submit your application to the agency contact on the job posting. CMS grading no longer accepts applications directly. Please apply directly to the agency contact.

Special Notice Temporary Assignment Verification Form Acceptance: The CMS Division of Examining & Counseling does not accept temporary assignment verification documentation for promotional grading consideration unless it is provided by the central agency human resources office using the official Temporary Assignment Verification form found on the Personnel Workbench.

Employment Application - CMS100

Important Notice to All Job Applicants: The State of Illinois does not seek, request, or require information from job applicants about prior wage, salary, or other compensation during the application and hiring process. Please do not disclose prior wage or salary history in your application.  

CMS100: Fillable version for online completion

Promotional Employment Application – CMS100B

  • For use only by current state employees seeking promotion.

CMS100B: Fillable version for online completion

Upward Mobility Promotional Application – UMP100B

  • For use only by Certified State of Illinois AFSCME employees under the jurisdiction of the Governor that already possess the necessary degree(s) and/or licensure for an Upward Mobility credential or dual title. Completed applications can be mailed to Upward Mobility via the United States Postal Service. Faxed, scanned, and emailed applications will not be submitted for processing and will be destroyed.


Official Position Vacancy Bid Form

  • For use only by current certified state employees covered by the Personnel Code and agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction.

Bid Form

Position Transfer Requests

  • Transfer requests are for current certified state employees only.
  • Completed transfer requests should be submitted to the appropriate personnel office for processing.

AFSCME Transfer Request
IFPE Transfer Request
Prevailing Rate Transfer Request

Change of Information Request Form - CMS263

  • 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 emailed to

Change of Information Form

PDF Help

  • Adobe Reader Version 8.0 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 8.0 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.
  • Helpful Hints when encountering problems downloading the CMS100 Application or any other PDF form