Current certified State of Connecticut police officers eligible for lateral certification pursuant to the regulations of the State of Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council will be subject to the same application and testing process as non-certified candidates, except that the selection process will take into account past performance as a police officer. Recruitment is ongoing so applications are accepted at any time. A copy of current Connecticut POST certification and completed background investigation forms (forms available online) must be submitted with an original application for employment. A lateral eligibility list shall not expire with the effect that applicants eligible for lateral certification may apply to be added as a candidate on the list at any time. Two years of post-certification experience is desired.