After the timely filing deadline, it takes at least two months to review the applications. Late applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. When the review is complete, an acknowledgment letter is sent to each applicant along with information on the exam. Please note that it is the policy of this Board to allow all applicants who meet the minimum requirements to take the exam. If there are any character and fitness issues, those are dealt with as part of the admission process. A character and fitness determination is not a prerequisite for taking the exam.