The agency will enroll newly appointed peace officer trainees in the basic training academy of the agency’s choice. Each academy will provide the AZPOST Basic Peace Officer Course with a minimum of 585 hours of mandated training. Trainees must successfully complete all of the academy requirements and pass a Comprehensive Final Examination to become AZPOST certified. There is a process for experienced officers to take a test and avoid repeating a basic academy called 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.