Applying for certification when lapsed is exactly the same as making an initial application for certification. The person must first get appointed by an agency that has determined the person meets all current AZPOST minimum standards for certification and pass the POST audit. The applicant may be able to avoid attending an academy again, however, if they take and successfully complete the AZPOST Waiver Process. This consists of a written test, driving proficiency, firearms qualification, and the POPAT (physical agility test). It is the appointing agency’s choice whether to send an applicant through a basic academy again or allow them to pursue the Waiver Process.