All CERT volunteers must submit to a criminal history background check. This process includes a standard check of local and national records along with the National Sex Offenders Crimes Against Minors Registry.
All CERT volunteers must submit to a local DMV driving history check.
In both cases (Criminal History and Driving Records checks) there are events that can disqualify an applicant. The following offenses will automatically disqualify an applicant, however it is not the complete list. Certain other violations will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Murder and manslaughter
Malicious wounding by mob
Assaults and bodily woundings
Threats of death or bodily injury
Felony violation relating to possession of distribution of drugs
Use of machine gun in a crime of violence
Aggressive use of machine gun
Use of sawed-off shotgun in crime of violence
Delivery of drugs to prisoners
Escape from jail
Felonies by prisoners
Failing to secure medical attention for injured children
Crimes against nature involving children
Taking indecent liberties with children
Abuse and neglect of children
Possession of child pornography or electronic facilitation of pornography
Abuse or neglect of incapacitated adults
Employing or permitting a minor to assist in an act constituting an obscenity offense
Conviction of any attempts or conspiracies to commit any of the aforesaid crimes
Any conviction for a crime against the person or property of a minor, felony, or misdemeanor, inclusive of the crimes set forth above.
No suspensions or revocations for other than administrative reasons (i.e. failure to pay fine, insurance monitoring, failure to pay child support) within the past 24 months;
No convictions of driving while intoxicated with, or under the influence of, alcohol or drugs within the past 36 months;
No convictions of reckless driving within the past 36 months;
No convictions of speeding 20 miles per hour or more within the past 12 months;
No declaration, determination or adjudication as a Habitual Offender until two years after driving privileges have been restored; and
No more than two convictions involving any moving violation within the last 12 months.