Job Requirements



Basic Requirements

  • U.S. native or naturalized citizen
  • Less than 44 years of age (this may be adjusted based on eligible federal PHS civil service and uniform service active duty time)*
  • Less than 8 years of prior active duty service in any uniformed service other than the Commissioned Corps*
  • Meet suitability, professional, medical and security requirements

* The process to become a commissioned Corps officer may take up to a year. Candidates who exceed the age, prior service or civil service maximums during the application process should be aware that waivers are not generally approved.

Degrees

Qualified degree from an accredited program, usually approved in American Universities and Colleges (published by the American Council on Education).

The following disciplines are commissionable at the Baccalaureate level:

  • Dental Hygiene: Program must be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Medical Technology: Program must be accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Physician Assistant: Program must be accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

The following discipline is commissionable at the Master’s level:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW): Program must be accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The following disciplines are commissionable at the Doctoral level:

  • Optometry: Program must be accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education at the American Optometric Association
  • Podiatry: Program must be accredited by the Council on Podiatric Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association

Licensure

If applicable, a current, unrestricted, and valid dental license to practice in one of the 50 States; Washington, DC; Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; U.S. Virgin Islands; or Guam.

Page Last Modified on 3/10/2017