FWC Applicant Disqualifier List

Criminal History

  • Any felony conviction
  • A misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence
  • A misdemeanor conviction involving perjury or a false statement

Military History

  • A dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States

Controlled Substance Abuse

  • Marijuana use in past two years
  • Controlled substances use, other than marijuana, in last five years

Driving History

  • DUI/BUI within past five years
  • Any traffic violation involving the refusal to submit to a breath/blood/urine test within five years
  • No more than four moving violations within the past three years

Prior Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers

  • Any sustained internal investigation for perjury or false statements

Vision Standard

  • Unaided vision shall not be less than 20/200 in each eye and shall be corrected to 20/20
  • Field of vision must be 160 degrees
  • Must have the ability to distinguish primary colors (must not be red/green deficient) and have binocular vision
  • Must not have double vision, lack of depth perception or other chronic eye disorders that affects normal vision


FWC Facts:
The FWC is lead manager or landowner on about 1.1 million acres of Florida's Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system. More than 5.8 million acres of land are open for public hunting.

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