Selection Components

Medical Exam

Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEM) (Pass/Fail)

This is a comprehensive physical examination conducted by licensed physicians under contract with the CDCR to evaluate a candidate’s overall physical health. All candidates going through PEM will undergo a visual genitourinary system examination as well as a urinalysis drug screening. Candidates 50 years of age or older are required to undergo a rectal examination.

PEM Process

  • The PEM is administered by appointment only.
  • The PEM date and time cannot be rescheduled. Candidates that do not appear for the PEM will be eliminated and will not be able to reapply for 1 year from the elimination date.
  • Candidates that do not provide requested information by the due date will be eliminated and will not be able to reapply for one (1) year from the elimination date.
  • Candidates who are disqualified in the PEM will not be able to reapply for 1 year from the disqualification date.

Tuberculosis Screening

Prior to reporting to the Basic Correctional Officer Academy (BOCA), candidates are responsible for ensuring they are free from tuberculosis with a certification from their physician.

For more information on the Medical Exam read the Frequently Asked Questions.