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The initial step to begin our selection process and take the written exam is to complete the STD 678 - Examination/Employment Application and submit it by mail to the Selection Standards and Examinations Unit. (ONLY DURING SPECIFIC TIME WINDOWS) The forms below will be used later in the process as more information is needed from the applicant to progress through the testing and evaluation process.

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Once you have successfully passed the written test and Dispatch Qualification Appraisal Interview, you may enter the background investigation phase of the selection process. As part of the background investigation, each document listed below, if applicable, must be collected and one copy of each document be provided to the background investigator. The process of obtaining these documents can be very time consuming. The background investigator is required to see the original, the copy will be kept in your background investigation file.

  • Current California Driver License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship (U.S. Passport, Certificate of U.S. Citizenship, Form N-560 or N561)
  • Social Security Card
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Dissolution of Marriage Documents
  • Separation from Military Document (DD214)
  • Selective Service Card (
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
  • Official High School Transcripts (original with seal of authenticity)
  • College Diploma(s)
  • Official College Transcripts (original with seal of authenticity)
  • CHP 432B - Authorization to Release Information

For information regarding exams:

(916) 843-3820

Call to speak with a recruiter at:

(916) 843-3275 or (888) 422-4756
Or, visit the California Human Resources web site.

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For questions about the Recruiting Process, speak with a Recruiter by calling (888) 422-4756.