What are the minimum employment standards to qualify for police officer certification in North Carolina?

* Be a citizen of the United States;
* Be at least 20 years of age;
* Be of good moral character as verified through a background investigation;
* Have been fingerprinted and a search made of fingerprint files for any record;
* Not have been convicted by a court of a felony, serious misdemeanor or several less serious misdemeanors;
* Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development Test;
* Have completed a Commission-accredited Basic Law Enforcement Training course;
* Have been examined and certified by a licensed physician as fit to perform the duties of a police officer;
* Have been interviewed by the department head or his/her representative to determine the applicant’s suitability;
* Have produced a negative result on a drug screen administered according to the specifications established by the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

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