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Entrance Standards

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Students physical training

In order to be admitted into the Basic Corrections School a candidate:

  1. Shall be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Should have no convictions for Murder, Class A, Class B, Class C, or Class D crime; or convictions for any violation of the Maine Criminal Code, chapters 15, 19, 25 or 45, or a conviction for any equivalent crime in another jurisdiction outside the State of Maine. An agency may make application to the Board of Trustees for a waiver of this provision providing a conditional offer of employment has been made in writing.
  3. Should not have engaged in any conduct that is penalized in this state as Murder, Class A, Class B, Class C, or Class D crime, or any provision of the Maine Criminal Code, chapters 15, 19, 25 or 45; or engaged in such conduct in another jurisdiction outside the State of Maine, unless that conduct is not punishable as a crime under the laws of that jurisdiction. An agency may make application to the Board of Trustees for a waiver of this provision providing a conditional offer of employment has been made in writing.
  4. Shall be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation by the hiring or sponsoring agency;
  5. Shall complete a state and federal criminal records check through the submission of fingerprints to the State Bureau of Identification and the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
  6. Shall not falsify or misrepresent any information during the application process or background investigation.
  7. Must pass a comprehensive examination over the "A" and "B" levels of the basic curriculum