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Re: character and fitness question
« Reply #10 on: May 25th, 2006, 2:34pm »
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Florida,
Yes, I did have to deal with a character and fitness inquiry.  When I applied for the exam I said yes to the "...have you ever been charged.." and attached an explanation but no documentation.  Just after passing the test I realized that I faild to disclose a traffic ticket.  I immediately sent them a letter with the corresponding addendum.  After that it went like this:
1) a week later a got a letter asking for documentation for only one of the tickets
2) I acquired the documentation and sent it in
3) a week and a half later I was asked to submitt my Oath and Data Sheet
 
Altogether, it took less than a month from passing the test.  IMO, the bottom line is that if you are honest, forthcoming, and you truly aren't a bad apple, then everything should be alright.
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Re: character and fitness question
« Reply #11 on: May 26th, 2006, 8:44am »
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on May 19th, 2006, 8:52pm, John Simmons wrote:
All I know is that my sister got a D.U.I. eight years ago; seriously, she was only 21 at the time.  She applied at a much different stage in her life.  At the hearings, the board asked her very detailed questions about the arrest.  Of course, after  8 years, it was fuzzy - unfortunately, they took the lack of memory as a lack of "candor."  It really upset me.  My sister is one of the most ambitious and honest people that I know.  She actually had forgotten the exact wording of the arresting officer.  It really was a one time incident and she had changed since college.  She got arrested coming back from a Florida State football game; they were only two blocks from their hotel.  I don't approve the behavior, but she really was different from her 21st birthday.  
 
O.K., I apologize for the rant.  

 
 
What state was this in?  Florida?
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Re: character and fitness question
« Reply #12 on: May 26th, 2006, 8:45am »
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on May 25th, 2006, 2:34pm, SciGuy wrote:
Florida,
Yes, I did have to deal with a character and fitness inquiry.  When I applied for the exam I said yes to the "...have you ever been charged.." and attached an explanation but no documentation.  Just after passing the test I realized that I faild to disclose a traffic ticket.  I immediately sent them a letter with the corresponding addendum.  After that it went like this:
1) a week later a got a letter asking for documentation for only one of the tickets
2) I acquired the documentation and sent it in
3) a week and a half later I was asked to submitt my Oath and Data Sheet
 
Altogether, it took less than a month from passing the test.  IMO, the bottom line is that if you are honest, forthcoming, and you truly aren't a bad apple, then everything should be alright.

 
 
Your experience sounds altogether different than mine.
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Re: character and fitness question
« Reply #13 on: May 26th, 2006, 11:38am »
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How much time has passed now since you got the letter asking for information/documentation/explanation?
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« Reply #14 on: May 28th, 2006, 10:35pm »
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Hey John Simmons, where do you find the published decisions of the C&F committee?  I too am curious and wouldn't mind reading some of them.  Thanks!
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