Frequently Asked Questions, The Academy

I am a military candidate who had my PFT waived due to my military status. Will I have to do the PFT at the Academy or will it be waived again?

The waiver of the CDCR PFT is solely for the hiring process and will not apply to the Basic Correctional Officer Academy (BCOA) nor the Basic Correctional Juvenile Academy (BCJA) fitness requirements. Military candidates who had their PFT waived will have to successfully pass the PFT during the BCOA or BCJA.