Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP)

If you are looking for employment with the State of California through the LEAP Program and you already understand how the program works, select LEAP Examinations or search for vacancies.

Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP)

Required by Government Code Sections 19240-19233, the Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP) is an alternate examination and appointment process designed to facilitate the recruitment and hiring of persons with disabilities into California civil service employment.  LEAP provides an alternative way to demonstrate qualifications for employment than the transitional state civil service examination process.  LEAP candidates must be certified by the Department of Rehabilitation  and have their LEAP certificate information entered into CalHR's database by the Examination Services Program prior to admittance into the LEAP exam process.  Once a candidate is approved for LEAP exams, he/she may take LEAP exams as well as traditional civil service exams to obtain list eligibility. List eligibility allows for the candidate to apply for any LEAP exams.  LEAP exams  are available at: www. jobs.ca.gov. The information below provides more detail about the program.

Legal Requirements


General Information




 Guidelines for Implementing LEAP (The LEAP Procedural Manual)


LEAP Examination Information


CalHR LEAP Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the LEAP process, please email LEAP@calhr.ca.gov


Updated 1/8/2014