What are the physical and legal criteria for eligibility?
Hearing: The applicant shall have unaided or aided hearing between zero and twenty-five decibels for each ear at the frequencies of 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz, 2,000 Hz, and 3,000 Hz. A waiver may be required/considered for those that do not fall perfectly into this category.
Vision: Persons who wear glasses need to have eyesight of no worse than 20/200 with the strong eye corrected to 20/20 and the weaker eye no worse than 20/60. Contact wearers are exempt from the uncorrected vision of 20/200, but contact wearers must be corrected to 20/20 in the strong eye and no worse than 20/60 in the weaker eye. The applicant shall possess a minimum of 70% proficiency of the Dvorine or equivalent color discrimination test to determine level of color blindness.
Traffic: An applicant may have no more than five moving violations within a three year period immediately preceding application. An applicant with a record of driver’s license suspension in any jurisdiction, or a driving without privileges conviction in any jurisdiction, may be accepted upon approval of the POST Division Administrator provided the suspension concluded or conviction occurred more than two years prior to application.
Criminal history: An applicant shall be rejected who has been convicted of any misdemeanor sex crime, crime or deceit, or drug offense unless the conviction occurred more than five years prior to application. An applicant shall be rejected who has been convicted of a DUI during the two years immediately preceding application. If the conviction occurred more than two years prior to application, the applicant may be accepted upon approval of the POST Division Administrator provide the agency head (CWI LE Program Chair), with knowledge of the facts and circumstances concerning the offense or violation, recommends approval.
Felony conviction: An applicant shall be rejected who has been convicted of any felony crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal or state penal institution.
Drug history: The applicant will be required to reveal any past drug use. A significant history of illegal drug use depending on frequency of use and date last used may be grounds for rejection from the program.