Each successful applicant for admission to a basic corrections officers or juvenile corrections officers academy sponsored or conducted by the commission must possess good health and physical capability to actively and fully participate in defensive tactics training and other required physical activities. In order to minimize risk of injury and maximize the benefit of such participation, each trainee in any academy session must, as a precondition of his or her academy attendance, demonstrate a requisite level of physical fitness, as established by the commission.
For this purpose, each academy applicant must be evaluated in the assessment areas of aerobic capacity, strength, and flexibility, in accordance with the requirements and procedures established by the commission. Such evaluation will be based upon composite performance ratings in the overall assessment as established by the commission.
Failure to demonstrate a requisite level of fitness within the overall assessment will result in ineligibility for academy attendance and completion.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. 05-20-028, § 139-10-212, filed 9/28/05, effective 10/29/05; 00-17-017, § 139-10-212, filed 8/4/00, effective 9/4/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080(2). 91-14-010, § 139-10-212, filed 6/24/91, effective 7/25/91; 91-01-044, § 139-10-212, filed 12/12/90, effective 7/1/91.]