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If you are looking for employment with the State of California through the Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP) and you already understand how the program works, select
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The Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP) is an optional pathway to state civil service for people with disabilities. LEAP is an alternative to the traditional testing process, allowing applicants with disabilities to demonstrate competencies through on-the-job testing (a "Job Examination Period"). People with Disabilities may pursue state employment through the standard, non-LEAP process, or the LEAP process if they prefer.
In order to be eligible for the LEAP program, individuals must be certified by the Department of Rehabilitation and have their LEAP certificate information entered into CalHR's database. Once approved, individuals may enter the program, which consists of the following steps:
Candidates who successfully complete the Job Examination Period are transitioned to the position for which they tested. LEAP examinations are available at CalCareers.ca.gov.
General Information about LEAP (G.C. 19240)
LEAP Examinations and Appointments (G.C. 19242-19243.4)
LEAP Appeals (G.C. §19244)
California Code of Regulations Title 2, §§ 547.50 - 547.58.9
Please refer to CalHR's Office of Civil Rights – Reasonable Accommodation webpage for information on Reasonable Accommodation.