Age: Must be at least 21 years of age by the date of the written exam.
Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who has filed for citizenship prior to the date of application.
Education: Must have a U.S. High School Diploma –OR- U.S. General Education Development Credential (GED) –OR- A California High School Proficiency Certificate –OR- Have attained a two-year or four-year degree from a U.S. accredited college or university.
Background: Must have no felony convictions as a juvenile or adult and cannot currently be on any form of probation AND must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Sheriff-Coroner. Must have no domestic violence convictions and cannot currently be the subject of a domestic violence restraining order.
Driver's License: Must possess a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher by date of appointment.