(1) Preservice applicants are persons not employed as full-time or part-time public safety officers. Preservice applicants shall be selected to attend the MLEA basic course based on their ability to meet minimum qualifications. This includes successfully completing the pretest screening, written and physical ability test, oral interview, background investigation, criminal history, and test screening. Successful applicants will be ranked in accordance with ARM 23.12.1207. Scheduled attendance by the successful applicants to the basic course will be by order of rank from the applicant list and by course availability. Preservice applicants scheduled to attend the basic course shall receive reporting instructions and other information from the academy administrator.