22 CFR 305.4 - Selection standards.

Beta! The text on the eCFR tab represents the unofficial eCFR text at ecfr.gov.
§ 305.4 Selection standards.

To qualify for selection for overseas service as a Peace Corps Volunteer, applicants must demonstrate that they possess the following personal attributes:

(a) Motivation. A sincere desire to carry out the goals of Peace Corps service, and a commitment to serve a full term as a Volunteer.

(b) Productive competence. The intelligence and educational background to meet the needs of the individual's assignment.

(c) Emotional maturity/adaptability. The maturity, flexibility, and self-sufficiency to adapt successfully to life in another culture, and to interact and communicate with other people regardless of cultural, social, and economic differences.

(d) Skills. By the end of training, in addition to the attributes mentioned above, a Trainee must demonstrate competence in the following areas:

(1) Language. The ability to communicate in the language of the country of service with the fluency required to meet the needs of the overseas assignment.

(2) Technical competence. Proficiency in the technical skills needed to carry out the assignment.

(3) Knowledge. Adequate knowledge of the culture and history of the country of assignment to ensure a successful adjustment to, and acceptance by, the host country society. The Trainee must also have an awareness of the history and government of the United States which qualifies the individual to represent the United States abroad.

(e) Failure to meet standards. Failure to meet any of the selection standards by the completion of training may be grounds for deselection and disqualification from Peace Corps service.

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].

It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.

United States Code
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 12137

Title 22 published on 2015-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 22 CFR Part 305 after this date.

  • 2015-07-31; vol. 80 # 147 - Friday, July 31, 2015
    1. 80 FR 45620 - Eligibility and Standards for Peace Corps Volunteer Service
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      Proposed rule.
      Comments due on or before August 31, 2015.
      22 CFR Part 305