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To apply for an examination or job vacancy with the California Department of Transportation, candidates must submit the Standard State Application (Form STD 678). You will find the Standard State Application in several versions below:

The Standard State Application version that is most highly recommended is located within an on-line system that will allow you to create a candidate profile. Creating a candidate profile will allow you to view, update or print your application from any computer, at anytime. Your candidate profile will also allow you to:

  • Update your current contact information
  • View examination and certification notices
  • Check your examination results
  • View your current ranking on employment lists

Using the on-line application system is highly encouraged due to the benefits that it provides to our candidates. To start creating your on-line profile, please click on the link below:

CalCareer Account

(Please note that creating a general, on-line application does not mean that you have submitted your application for an examination or job vacancy. You must submit an application according to the individual guidelines for each examination or job vacancy. Those guidelines are listed on the examination bulletin under the section entitled “Filing Instructions” and on the job vacancy posting.)

For your convenience, we also offer the Standard State Application in a PDF format. You may fill out this document and save it to your personal computer for future use. To use this document, please click on the link below:

Link to Standard State Application (Form STD 678) PDF Format

(Please note that you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view this PDF version of the Standard State Application. If you do not have Adobe Reader, and would like to install it to your computer, please click on the link below to download a free copy. Instructions on how to properly fill out the Standard State Application are located on page six of the application.)

Link to Download Adobe Reader