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Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP)

Examination and Vacancy Links

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 LEAP examinations or search for vacancies.  To learn more about this program see the section below.

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:

  1. Take LEAP Examinations (also known as Minimum Qualifications Assessments/Readiness Evaluations) to obtain list eligibility.
  2. Apply for job openings.
  3. Complete a Job Examination Period if selected. 

Candidates who successfully complete the Job Examination Period are transitioned to the position for which they tested.  LEAP examinations are available at ​

LEAP Examination Information​


LEAP FAQs - January 2023   ​​​​

CalHR Form 273 ​ Job Evaluation Period Evaluation​​
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​​Legal Authority and References

LE​AP Policy

Legal Requirements

Persons with Disabilities: Government Code Sections: 19232, 19233( c), 19234, 19795; can be found at: under Government Code. See also ​the Americans with Disabilities Act (Federal Law).​​​​

CalHR LEAP Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the LEAP process, please email​.​

Disability Survey​

State employees could update their disability status through the Change in Disability Status Survey

For more information on the disability survey and other employee demographic data collection, please visit the Workforce Analysis Webpage​ or contact Workforce.Analy​​​​. ​​

Reasonable Accommodation

Please refer to CalHR's Office of Civil Rights – Reasonable Accommodation webpage for information on Reasonable Accommodation. ​​

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