So close, yet so far. Attaining the coveted New York State Court Officer position is no easy feat. Admittedly, it’s a lengthy process but when you take a step back and weigh out the pros and cons, you’ll realize that it was all definitely worth it.
After having successfully cleared the physical and psychological screening test, the next step is to get yourself medically verified.
The pre-appointment medical exam is the last major hurdle that you must overcome before you finally become a New York State Court Officer.
Now, you might think that there isn’t much you can do when it comes to your medical health but knowing the areas you’re being tested on can really help alleviate those nerves on test day.
Here’s what you can expect on your medical exam day:
Your medical exam includes components from the physical exam. A licensed physician will require you to perform certain drills, quite briefly, while they monitor your vitals. The physician will also be assessing you on the health of your:
- Cardiovascular System
- Respiratory System
- Musculoskeletal System
- Auditory System
- Visual System
- Genitourinary System
- Integumentary System
- Endocrine & Metabolic System
- Gastrointestinal System
- Neurological System
Here’s a brief synopsis of the medical standards you must meet for some of the aforementioned health systems:
1. Blood Pressure
Your blood pressure shouldn’t exceed the 140/90 mark. You will be disqualified if your blood pressure is above 160/100.
2. Vision System
For near vision, you must be at or above the 20/40 mark with or without correction. For far vision, you’ll be tested on each eye individually. The minimum requirement is 20/100 in your weaker eye and 20/30 in your stronger eye. You’ll also have to go through a color recognition test. If you fail to clear this test, you’ll be handed the Farnsworth-Munsell D-15 Test.
Please let the Court Officers Academy know beforehand if you’ll need corrective eye surgery. Such candidates will have to wait for at least 30-days before they can take the exam.
3. Hearing Test
You’ll have to clear an audiometric exam without any hearing aid. Each one of your ears will be tested for various frequency ranges between 500 to 6000Hz. As long as you don’t have hearing loss exceeding 25dB for the lower frequencies and 45dB for higher frequencies, you’ll be good to go.
Think you’ll be able to meet the medical standards for the New York State Court Officer position? Make sure you go through the state website for more information on the health requirements.
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