In this chapter we will discuss the Navywide
advancement examinations and the procedures to be
followed in administering them. We will also discuss the
role educational services officers (ESOs) play if assigned
this duty. Depending on the command, an ESO could be
responsible for all or only a portion of the examination
administration. We will cover the three basic stages of the
examination processpreexamination procedures,
examination day procedures, and post-examination
procedures and identify the procedures to be followed in
preparation for the administration of examinations.
Before each examination cycle, ESOs should
review the pre-examination procedures outlined in the
Advancement Manual, BUPERSINST 1430.16, and
the relevant NAVADMIN message. Examination
candidates must be recommended for advancement
and must have completed all eligibility requirements.
When reviewing the pre-examination procedures, be
sure the following steps have been taken:
· Performance tests have been made available and
administered for the required ratings.
· Eligibility requirements for advancement have
been or will be met by the deadlines stated in the
applicable NAVADMIN message for that
specific examination cycle.
· Examination worksheets have been completed
· The complete examination process has been
carried out according to the pertinent directives.
Q1. Before each examination cycle, ESOs should
review the pre-examination procedures outlined
in what instruction?
The commanding officer (CO) or officer in charge
(OIC) is ultimately responsible for the custody and
administration of Navywide examinations. However,
the CO with responsibility for custody and
administration of Navywide examinations will
designate in writing those personnel authorized to
accept, handle, and administer Navywide
examinations. Personnel working with examinations
must have a current security clearance that permits
them to administer classified examinations. Normally,
this person is the ESO.
assigning proctors, administering examinations,
furnishing the necessary materials, and giving
complete instructions on examination procedures. The
ESO will also forward Navywide examinations to
other activities for administration to personnel who
have transferred or to those in a transient or leave
Q2. The custody and administration of Navywide
examinations is the responsibility of whom?
Apprenticeship examinations are no longer
The Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel
Classifications and Occupational Standards,
NAVPERS 18068, contains a list of the required
Completion of mandatory
performance tests is required before participation in a
Navywide advancement-in-rate examination for some
ratings. Performance tests are graded locally on a
Successful completion of the
performance test is entered in the persons service
record on NAVPERS 1070/604.
ELIGIBILITY TO TAKE THE
The ESO must order a specific test for each person;
some rates, depending on sub-specialties, have more
than one test available; and non-designated strikers
need to be recommended for a specific rate.
strongly recommended the ESO deliver a report of
personnel who are time-in-rate eligible for the next
exam to tenant commands and/or department. The