Testing Process

Is there an accelerated testing process for candidates in the military or who are from out of state?

CDCR recognizes programs such as Veterans’ Preference, the Military PFT Waiver and may offer certain scheduling arrangements for out-of-state candidates.  Candidates with approved Veterans’ Preference are moved into rank one per CalHR guidelines. Candidates who are able to provide certification of meeting military physical fitness standards may be eligible for the Military PFT Waiver. CDCR does offer sessions of the written examination and the physical fitness test over a two-day period to out-of-state candidates to reduce the number of trips to the testing center.