If successful in the Readiness Evaluation part of the examination, the candidate’s
name will be placed on a LEAP referral list and made available to State departments.
Any such person may apply to vacant positions of the classification/job titles and
be appointed/hired from a referral list to participate in Part 2 of the LEAP examination.
Each LEAP examination may be taken no more than once in an eighteen-month period.
Names of successful candidates will remain on the list for 24 months, and those
individuals can be interviewed for any vacant jobs in that classification. Although
some departments send contact letters to obtain applications for their vacancies,
candidates are encouraged to apply directly for job vacancies. To check for job
vacancies, go to (www.jobs.ca.gov)
and enter the exam name in the "Job Title" field box. Click on Search, then click the vacancy link.
If list eligibility is requested, follow the instructions. Do not
send a copy of the LEAP certificate when applying for employment unless the instructions
If invited for a hiring interview, there will be an opportunity to convince a department
that you are the best person for that job. At times, departments may be interviewing
a large number of people. If you are not hired, your name will remain on the eligible
list, and you can be interviewed for other job openings. If you choose not to accept
a job offer from a department, there is no penalty for doing so. If hired, you will
begin the second part of the LEAP Examination, the Job Examination Period.