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Ghana Armed Forces Requirements 2021

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The Ghana Armed Forces have officially opened the recruitment and made available the requirements, procedures, eligibility, Scratch Card and Deadline for the recruitment into the Ghana Armed Forces.

This includes Enlistments into the Ghana Armed Forces, Entry Requirements and General Eligibility for recruitment into the Ghana Armed Forces. Recruitment into the Ghana Army, Ghana Navy and Ghana Air Force is currently ongoing.

Ghana Armed Forces Requirements 2021

The following are the 2021 enlistment into ghana armed forces requirements;

General Eligibility For Officer Cadet

The following are the Ghana Armed Forces requirements for 2021 enlistments;

Eligible applicant should:

  1. Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth.
  2. Be of good character.
  3. Not be less than 18 years and not more than 26 years as at the time of the application for Regular Commission and respective Short Service Commission applicants.
  4. Be medically fit by Ghana Armed Forces standard.
  5. Be not bonded.
  6. Be not married (for Regular Officer Candidates only).
  7. Be of a minimum height of 1.68m (5’6’’) for males and 1.60m (5’ 4”) for females.

For Military Police only; the minimum height for male applicants should be 1.75m (5’9”) and 1.70m (5’ 7”) for females.

Must have the following:

BECE.  Must have Six (6) Passes including English and Mathematics.

WASSCE.  Must have Six (6) Credits (Not less than C6) including Core English and Core Mathematics.Or

  • SSSCE.  Must have Six (6) Credits (Not less than D) including Core Englishand Mathematics.

     Or

  •  GCE ‘O’ Level.  Must have Five (5) Credits (Not less than 6) including English and Mathematics.

       And

  •  GCE ‘A’ Level.  Must have Credits in all Three (3) subjects (Not less than D) and General Paper

DEGREE.  Must have First Degree (Not below) Second Class Lower from a recognized University

The Recruitment Phases- Officer Cadets

All shortlisted applicants will proceed through the following phases:

  1. Documentation Phase. Qualified applicants will be invited to come along with their original documents for documentation
  2. Body Selection Phase. Applicants will be physically examined to order to ensure their physical look conforms to the Armed Forces Standards
  3. Aptitude Test Phase. Examination will be conducted for all applicants to know their level of basic logical reasoning capabilities
  4. Outdoor Leaderless Test Phase. Military problems will be given to applicants in syndicate-lots to solve
  5. Medical Examination Phase. Intensive medical examination will be conducted at the 37 Military Hospital for all applicants who have qualified up to this stage
  6. Vetting Phase.
  7. Interview Phase.
  8. Admission to the Training Center.

Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment 2021 requirements

Eligibility Requirements For Special Medical Intake

Eligible applicant should:

  1. Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth.
  2. Be of good character.
  3. Not less than 18 years and not more than 40 years for Medical Specialists, 35 years for Medical/Dental Officers, 33 years for Nurses and 30 years for Paramedical personnel by 10 January 2019, or as otherwise specified.
  4. Be medically fit by Ghana Armed Forces Standard.
  5. Be not bonded.
  6. Be of minimum height of 1.68m (5` 6“) for males and 1.57m (5` 2“) for females.
  7. Must have the following:

(1)       BECE. Must have six (6) Passes at BECE including English and Mathematics.

(2)       Six credits(Not less than C6including Core EnglishCore Mathematics and Core Scienceat WASSCE.

Or

(3)Six credits(Not less than Dincluding Core EnglishCore Mathematics and Core Science at SSSCE.

 Or

(4)       Five credits. (Not less than 6including EnglishMathematics and Science at GCE ‘O’ Level and not less than D in three subjects at GCE ‘A’ Level.

General Eligibility For Recruits

Eligible applicant must:

a. Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth.

b. Be of good character.

c. Be not less than 18 years of age and not more than 25 years for Non – Tradesmen and not more than 27 years for Tradesmen by 30 December 2021.

d. Be medically fit by Armed Forces standards.

e. Be not married.

f. Be not bonded.

g. Be of a minimum height of 1.68m (5’6”) for males and 1.57m (5’2”) for females. For Military Police only; be of a minimum height of 1.75m (5’9”) for males and 1.70m (5’7”) for females.

h. Have six (6) Credits (not less than Grade 6)at BECE including English and Mathematics.

i. Have six passes (Not below Grade D7 for Army Candidates in English and Mathematics and other 4 passes and Grade C6 for Navy and Airforce in all subjects) or the requisite credits/passes in respective trade qualifications from GES at Intermediate or Advance Level.

Regular Commission Requirements

ARMY

Infantry/Armour/Artillery/Military Police.  In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree from a recognized University.

Signal Corps.    In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree, not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University in any of the following:

(1)       Telecommunication Engineering.

(2)       Computer Engineering.

(3)       Electronics Engineering.

(4)       Physics.

(5)       Mathematics.

Engineer Corps   In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University in any of the following:

(1)       Civil Engineering (Structural or Water/Sanitation Engineer).

(2)       Electrical Engineering.

(3)       Mechanical Engineer with Building Service Option.

(4)       Building Technology.

(5)       Construction Management.

(6)       Geomatic Engineer.

(7)       Geological Engineer.

Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME Corps).   In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

(1)       Physics.

(2)       Mechanical Engineering.

(3)       BTech(Automobile).

(4)       Electrical Engineering.

(5)       Electronics Engineering.

(6)       Materiel Engineering.

(7)       Chemistry.

(8)       Agricultural Engineering.

(9)       Mathematics.

Ordnance Service.   In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

(1)       Chemistry/Biochemistry.

(2)       Logistics and Sup Chain Mgt.

(3)       Procurement and Sup Chain Mgt.

(4)       Economics.

(5)       Publishing.

Supply and Transport Corps.   In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

(1)       logistics and Supply Chain Management.

(2)       Administration.

(3)       Port and Shipping Administration.

(4)       Management Studies/ Commerce.

(5)       Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

(6)       Economics.

Forces Pay Corps.   In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree in Accounting, not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution.

Information Technology.   In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

(1)       Computer Science.

(2)       Computer Engineering.

(3)       Information Technology.

(4)       Computer Security.

(5)       Network Engineering.

Education Corps.  In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree, not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in:

(1)       Education.

(2)       Librarianship.

Public Relations. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree (BA, BFA, BSc, etc.) not below Second Class Lower in any of the following from a recognized University/Institution:

(1)       Communication.

(2)       Public Relations.

(3)       Fine Arts (NAFTI).

(4)       Journalism.

Physical Training (PT) and Sports.  In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower in Physical Education from a recognized University/Institution.

Band.

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a first Degree, not below Second Class Lower in Music from a recognized University/Institution.

Records. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree, not below Second Class Lower in any of the following from a recognized University/Institution:

(1)       Actuarial Science.

(2)       Administration.

(3)       Statistics.

(4)       Management Information Studies.

NAVY

Executive BranchIn addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree, not below Second Class Lower in any of the following from a recognized University/Institution:

(1)       Nautical Science.

(2)       Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Statistics.

(3)       Computer Science.

(4)       Oceanography or Geomatic Engineering.

Technical BranchIn addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree, not below Second Class Lower in any of the following from a recognized University/Institution:

(1)     Marine Engineering.

(2)     Mechanical Engineering.

(3)     Electrical Engineering.

(4)     Marine Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

Supply and Secretarial BranchIn addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree, not below Second Class Lower in any of the following from a recognized University or equivalent Professional Institution in any of the following:

(1)       Administration (HR/Accounting/Marketing/Banking & Fin).

(2)       Logistics and Sup Chain Mgt.

(3)       Port and Shipment Administration.

(4)       Management Studies.

(5)       Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

(6)       Economics.

(7)       Preference will be given to applicants with additional certificates in the following;

(a)       Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administration (ICSA) – Final Part.

(b)       Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) – Level 5.

(c)       Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) – Final Part.

AIR FORCE

Pilots/ ATC Operations. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree, not below Second Class Lower in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geography, Statistics, Computer Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Private/Commercial/Air Transport Pilot License, or any other Pilot cert from a recognized University/Institution.

Supply Branch. In addition to the general eligibility applicants must have a First Degree, not below Second Class Lower in any of the following from a recognized University or equivalent professional institution in the following:

(1)       Finance and Accounting.

(2)       Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

(3)       Marketing and Procurement.

Administration Branch. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree, not below Second Class Lower in any of the following from a recognized University or equivalent professional institution in any of the following:

(1)       Administration. (HR/Public Administration.

(2)       Arts or Social Science.

(3)       Management Studies.

Engineering Branch.

(1)       Mechanical.   In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree, not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University in the following:

(a)       Aerospace Engineering.

(b)       Mechanical Engineering.

(c)       Aeronautical Engineering.

(d)       Agricultural Engineering.

(2)       Avionics.    In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a First Degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized University in the following:

(a)       Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

(b)       Computer Engineering.

Short Service Requirments

(ARMY/NAVY/AIR FORCE)

Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME Corps).   In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must not be more than 30 years by 02 May 2019 and must have a First Degree and Masters Degree/Post Graduate Diploma from a recognized University/Institution in any of the following:

(1)       Agricultural Engineering.

(2)       Material Engineering.

(3)       Technology (Automobile).

(4)       Electrical Engineering.

(5)       Electronics Engineering.

(6)       Mechanical Engineering.

Legal.   In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must not be more than 30 years by 02 May 2019 and must have a First Degree from a recognized University or Professional Institution in any of the following:

(1)       Bachelor of Law, LLB.

(2)       Barrister at Law(BL) Certificate.

(3)       Must have done Pupilage and 3 years Post Call working experience.

MEDICAL. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have any of the following from a recognized University or equivalent Professional Institution:

  1. Medical Specialist. In addition to the general eligibility, applicant must have MB ChB/BDS or its equivalent from an accredited institution plus a relevant post-graduate qualification to the level of Membership/Fellowship (GCPS/WACS/WACP or its equivalent from an accredited College. Dental Specialist from the following categories: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, periodentist, Dental Restorative Specialist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist, Oral Medicine Specialist, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, and Prothodentist are eligible. Specialist Anaesthetiologist are also encouraged to apply. All must have permanent registration with the Ghana Medical and Dental Council and not more than 40 years of age by 02 May 2019 and Fellows not more than 45 years of age by 02 May 2019.
  2. Medical officer & Dental Surgeon.In addition to the general eligibility, applicant must have MB ChB/BDS or its equivalent from an accredited institution. Must have permanent registration with the Ghana Medical and Dental Council. At least one (1) year working experience post permanet registration in a recognized health facility and not more than 35 years of age by 02 May 2019.
  3. Midwifery Officer.In addition to the general eligibility, applicant must have BSc degree in Midwifery from an accredited institution. Must have completed the mandatory clinical rotation and have practiced for at least three (3) years post permanet registration. Applicants with Registered Midwifery (RM) certificate in addition to the BSc degree in Midwifery must have practiced for two (2) years working experience post permanet registration All applicants should not be more than 33 years of age by 02 May 2019. Must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Ghana.
  4. Physician Assistant (Medical).   Applicant must have BSc degree in Physician Assistantship or its equivalent from an accredited institution with at least three (3) years working experience post permanet registration in an accredited health facility are eligible to Apply. Applicants with BSc degree in Physician Assistantship and Advance Diploma in Community Medicine and Health who hhave worked for at least two (2) years post permanet registration could apply. All must have permanent registration with the Ghana Medical and Dental Council and not more than 33 years of age by 02 May 2019.
  5. Audiologist. Applicant must have an MSc degree in Audiology or its equivalent. At least one (1) year working experience post permanet registration as an audiologist. Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council and not more than 33 years of age by 02 May 2019.
  6. Specialized Nurses. In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must be a Registered General Nurse and have Certificate in any of the following specialties: Critical Care, ENT, Peri-operative, Emergency Care, Plastic & Burns, Paediatrics and Ophthalmic Nursing. At least two (2) years working experience post permanet registration in a recognized health facility is required. Must have registered with the Nurses and Midwives council of Ghana and not more than 33 years of age by 02 May 2019.
  7. Nursing Tutor. In addition to the general eligibility, applicant must have MPhil in Nursing/Midwifery or MSc/MA in Nursing/Midwifery with postgraduate certificate in Education. Must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Ghana. At least one (1) year teaching experience post permanet registration in an accredited Nursing/Midwifery institution is required and not more than 35 years of age by 02 May 2019.

Chaplains (ARMY/NAVY/AIRFORCE). In addition to the general eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

  1. First Degree(BA) in Theology or Religion from a recognised University? Theological Seminary/College.
  2. An ordained minister of the Methodist, Presbyterian, Evangelical Presbytarian, SDA and the Church of Pentecost and be recommended for commissioning into the Ghana Armed Forces by the Head of the Church.
  3. A minimum of 4 years pastoral working and probation/internship experience including two(2) years post ordination service in the pastoral service.
  4. He/she must have the ability to speak English fluently and at least one of the main Ghanaian languages.
  5. He/she must not be more than 35 years by Thursday 02 May 2019.

Imam (ARMY/NAVY/AIRFORCE). In addition to the general eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

  1. First Degree in Islamic Theology or Religion from a recognised University? Theological Seminary/College.
  2. He must be an Alim Phedeen (Islamic Theologian).
  3. Fluent in spoken Arabic and English languages.
  4. Ability to read and write good Arabic and English languages.
  5. He must have practiced as an Imam for four (4) years, recognized by an Islamic Religious Institution/Body in Ghana.
  6. Must be recommended for commission into the Ghana Armed Forces by the Head of a recognized Islamic body in Ghana.
  7. Must not be more than 35years of age by Thursday 02 May 2019.

Ghana Armed Forces Requirements: Special Medical Intake

In addition to the general eligibility, medical and para-medical applicant must have the following:

a.  Medical Specialist. Applicant must have MB ChB/BDS or its equivalent from an accredited institution plus a relevant post-graduate qualification to the level of Membership/Fellowship (GCPS/WACS/WACP) or its equivalent from an accredited College. Dental Specialists of the following categories: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Periodontist, Dental Restorative Specialist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist, Oral Medicine Specialist, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, and Prosthodontist are eligible. Must have a permanent registration with the Ghana Medical and Dental Council and not more than 40 years of age by 10 January 2019.

b. Medical Officer & Dental Surgeon. Applicant must have MB ChB/BDS or its equivalent from an accredited institution. Must have a permanent registration with the Ghana Medical and Dental Council. At least, one (1) year working experience in a recognized health facility and not more than 35 years.

c. Veterinary Officer. Applicants must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or its equivalent from an accredited institution. At least, one (1) year working experience as a Veterinary Officer in an accredited health institution. Must be registered with the Veterinary Council of Ghana and not more than 35 years.

d. Clinical Psychologist. Applicants must have an Msc/MPil in Clinical Psychology from an accredited institution plus one (1) year internship in Clinical practice with at least one year working experience in a recognized health facility. He/she must be fully registered with the Ghana Clinical Psychological Council (GPC) and must be 33 years.

e. General Nurse. Applicants with BSc/BA degree in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning who have completed the mandatory clinical rotation or national service and practiced for at least three (3) years are eligible to apply. Applicants with BSc/BA degree in Nursing with RGN basic Diploma who have practiced for at least two (2) years are eligible. All must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Ghana and not more than 33 years.

f. Nursing Tutor. Applicant must have MPhil in Nursing/Midwifery or MSc/MA in Nursing/Midwifery with a postgraduate certificate in Education. Must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Ghana. At least, one (1) year teaching experience in an accredited Nursing/Midwifery institution is required and not more than 35 years.

g. Specialized Nurses. Applicants must be a Registered General Nurse and must have a certificate in any of the following specialties: Critical Care, ENT, Peri-operative, Emergency Care, Plastics & Burns, Paediatrics and Ophthalmic Nursing. At least two (2) years working experience in a recognized health facility is required. Must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana and not more than 33 years.

h. Midwifery Officer. Applicants with BSc degree in Midwifery from an accredited institution who have completed the mandatory clinical rotation and have practiced for at least Three (3) years are eligible to apply. Applicants with Registered Midwifery (RM) certificate plus additional BSc degree in Midwifery from an accredited institution who have practiced for at least two (2) years could apply. All must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Ghana and not more than 33 years.

i. Biomedical Scientist.  Applicant must have a BSc degree in Medical Laboratory Science from an accredited institution. At least, two (2) years of working experience as a Biomedical Scientist in a reputable medical laboratory facility is required. Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council and not more than 30 years.

j.  Pharmacist.  Applicant must have a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (BPharm) from an accredited institution. At least, two (2) years of working experience as a Pharmacist in an accredited health facility. Must be registered with the Pharmacy Council and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana and not more than 33 years.

k. Radiographer. Applicant must have a BSc degree in Radiology or its equivalent plus One (1) year post-qualification internship. At least, two (2) years working experience as a Radiographer in an accredited health facility is required. Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council and not more than 33 years.

l. Physiotherapist.Applicant must have a BSc degree in Physiotherapy or its equivalent plus one (1) year mandatory internship or national service. At least, two (2) years working experience as a Physiotherapist in a recognized health facility. Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council and not more than 30 years.

m. Health Services Administrator.Applicant must have a BSc degree in Administration (Health Services option) from an accredited institution and must have completed the mandatory national service. At least Two (2) years working experience as a Health Services Administrator in a recognized health facility. Must be registered with the Association of Health Services Administrators of Ghana (AHSAG) and not more than 30 years.

n. Biomedical Engineer. Applicants must have a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering with good knowledge in Information Technology and Computer Science and must have completed the mandatory national service and registered with the Allied Health Professions Council. At least, two (2) years working experience in an accredited health facility is required and not more than 30 years.

o. Audiologist. Applicant must have an MSc degree in Audiology or its equivalent. At least one (1) year working experience as an audiologist. Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council and not more than 33 years.

p. Public Health Officer. Applicants must have a BSc degree in Public Health (Environmental Health or Disease Control Option) from an accredited institution plus one year post-qualification internship. Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council and not more than 33 years.

q. Physician Assistant (Medical).  Applicants must have BSc degree in Physician Assistantship or its equivalent from an accredited institution with at least one (1) year working experience in an accredited health facility. Must have a permanent registration with the Ghana Medical and Dental Council and not more than 33 years.

r. Certified Registered Anaesthetists. Applicants must have BSc degree in Anaesthesia from an accredited institution with at least two (2) years working experience in an accredited health facility. Must have a permanent registration with the Ghana Medical and Dental Council and not more than 33 years.

Army Requirements

Army Candidates.

a. Infantry/Armour/Artillery/Military Police.            In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 passes at WASSCE including English and Mathematics.

b. Pay Corps. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(1)        Six Passes including English and Mathematics) at WASSCE with Accounting or Business options.

(2)        RSA Stage III in Accounting.

(3)        Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting Option).

c. Engineer Corps. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(1)        Electricians.

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Electrical Installation.

(b)        COTVET Certificate II in Electrical Works.

(c)        City and Guilds Certificate in Electrical Engineering.

(d)       Electrical Engineering Technology Part I (GES).

(e)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

(2)        Plant Mechanics/Fitters

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Plant Mechanic/Fitting.

(b)        GES Certificate in Plant Mechanic/Fitting.

(c)        COTVET Certificate II in Plant Mechanic/Fitting.

(d)        City and Guilds Certificate in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering.

(e)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

(3)       Survey Assistants

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Surveying.

(b)        COTVET Certificate II in Surveying.

(c)        Certificate in Surveying (GSSM)

(4)        Painting/Sign writing.  

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Painting/Sign Writing.

(b)        COTVET Certificate II in Painting/Sign Writing.

(c)        City and Guilds Certificate in Painting/Sign Writing.

(d)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

(5)        Plumbers & Masons.

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Plumbing/Masonry.

(b)        COTVET Certificate II in Plumbing/Masonry.

(c)        City and Guilds Certificate in Plumbing/Masonry.

(d)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

(6)        Wood Construction Technology (Carpentry).    

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Wood Construction Technology.

(b)        GES or COTVET Certificate II in Wood Construction Technology.

(c)        City and Guilds Certificate in Carpentry/Joinery.

(d)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

(7)        Welder & Steel Bender.

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Welding and Fabrication Technology.

(b)        GES Certificate in Welding and Fabrication Technology.

(c)        COTVET Certificate II in Welding and Fabrication Technology.

(d)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

(8)        Topo/Architectural Draughtsman.

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Architectural Drawing.

(b)        COVET Certificate II in Architectural Drawing.

(9)        Plant Operators (Grader, Excavator, Dozer, Backhoe, Wheel Loader, Low Bed and Compactor Roller).

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in any of the plants stated above.

(b)        COTVET Certificate II in any of the plants stated above.

(c)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

d. Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps (EME)In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(1)        Vehicle Mechanics. (Must possess at least a valid Driving Licence Class B with any of the under listed certificates).

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering.

(b)        GES or COTVET Certificate II in Vehicle Technology.

(c)        City and Guilds Intermediate (Internal combustion Engines and Motor Vehicles).

(d)       City and Guilds Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering.

(e)        Diploma in Automobile Engineering (GES).

(f)        Certificate in Automobile Engineering (GES).

(g)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

(2)        Electronics/Auto Electrician.

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Electronics/Auto Electrician.

(b)        GES or COTVET Certificate II in Electronics/Auto Electrician.

(c)        City and Guilds in Electronics/Auto Electrician.

(d)       Diploma in Automobile Electrical Engineering (GES).

(e)        Certificate in Automobile Electrical Engineering (GES).

(f)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

(3)        Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology.

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology.

(b)        COTVET Certificate II in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology.

(c)        City and Guilds in Refrigeration Technology.

(d)       Diploma in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineering (GES).

(e)        Certificate in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineering (GES).

(f)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

(4)        Metal Smith& Weapon Fitters.

(a)        Certificate in Welding and Fabrication (GES Intermediate Certificate II/COTVET Certificate II).

(b)        City and Guilds Certificate in Electric and Gas Welding.

(c)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

(5)        Office Machine Mechanic & Industrial Mechanic.

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate/COTVET Certificate II in Office Machines or Industrial Mechanics.

(b)        City and Guilds in Electronics.

(c)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

(6)        Driver Recovery Mechanics.

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate/COTVET Certificate II in Mechanical Engineering.

(b)        Diploma/Certificate in Driver Recovery Engineering (GES).

(c)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

(7)        Carpenter/Sprayer.

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate/COTVET Certificate II in Wood Construction Technology and Creative Art Technology.

(b)        Diploma/Certificate in Auto Body Spraying and Painting Engineering.

(c)        City and Guilds Certificate in Carpentry and Painting.

(d)       NVTI. Candidates must have 6 passes in JHS and proficiency II/ Certificate I/ Certificate II.

e.      Signals Corps.

(1)  Operation Group. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 passes at WASSCE including English and Mathematics.  Possession of a valid driving licence is an advantage.

(2)  Radio Technician. In addition to the General Eligibility applicant must have Mathematics, Physics, Elective Mathematics and any of the following:

(a)  City and Guilds Certificate in Electronics.

(b)  City and Guilds Certificate in Telecommunications.

(3)  Line Technician. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 passes at WASSCE including English and Mathematics and any of the following:

(a)  Certificate in Fibre Optics Technology.

(b)  Certificate in RF Engineering.

(c)  Certificate in Satellite Communications.

f. Information Technology(IT). In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 passes at WASSCE including English and Mathematics and any of the following:

(1)  Network Administration.  N+ Certificate from a recognized Institution including knowledge in LINUX/Windows Server 2003, 2008, and above.

(2)  Database Administration. Certification in My SQL, SQL, and Oracle from a recognized Institution.

(3)  Computer Programming. Certification in VB, C++ and Java from a recognized Institution.

(4)  Web Designing. Certification in HTML, PHP, CSS, CMS, Adobe, and Photoshop from a recognized Institution.

g. Supply and Transport Corps. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 passes at WASSCE including English and Mathematics and any of the following:

(1)  Drivers. Professional Driving Licence Class B.

(2)  Supply Clerks/Storeman. Certificate in computer software applications (Word, Excel, Access, Corel Drawing etc) from a recognized Institution.

(3)  Movement. Diploma/Certificate in Freight Forwarding/Air Travel and Tour from a recognized Institution.

(4)  Fireman/Woman. Certificate in Fire Fighting from National Fire Service plus professional Driving Licence class B.

(5)   Cooks. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have the following qualification from a recognized Institution.

(a)        HND in Catering.

(b)        Diploma in Catering.

(c)        NVTI Grade I & II.

h. Public Relations Corps. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(1)   Information Assistants. Diploma/Certificate (not less than one-year continuous study) from a recognized/accredited institution in Journalism, Public Relations, English Language /Literature, Broadcasting, Communication Studies, or Photo journalism.

(2) Photographers.  Diploma/Certificate (not less than one-year continuous study) from a recognized/accredited institution in general photography.

(3)  CinematographerDiploma/Certificate (not less than one year continuous study) from a recognised/accredited institution in Fine Art, Film Editing, Camera Work, Lighting, Film Directing, Sound, Graphic Design or Animation.

i. Ordnance Corps.

(1)  Storeman/Woman. In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have 6 passes at WASSCE and Diploma in Business Studies and HND in Purchasing and Supply.

(2)  Ammunition Technicians.  In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have 6 passes at WASSCE including science subjects.

(3)  Tailors/Textiles & Cobblers/ Leather Works.           In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(a) GES Intermediate Certificate.

(b) COVET Certificate II.

j. Clerk General Duties. In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have 6 passes at WASSCE including Credit in English and Mathematics and any of the following.

(1)  RSA Stage III in secretarial duties and credit in typing.

(2)  Typist Grade I and II Certificate from Government Secretarial School.

(3)  Stenographer Grade II Certificate.

(4)  DBS (Secretarial Option).

(5)  Certificate in computer software applications (Word, Excel, Access, Corel Drawing etc) from a recognised Institution.

k. Education Corps. In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have 6 passes at WASSCE including English and Mathematics and any of the    following.

  • Teachers Post-Secondary Certificate A.
  • Teachers Post-Secondary Certificate A (French).
  • Diploma in Education.
  • Diploma in Education (French)

Navy Requirements

Navy Candidates.

a. Executive Branch. In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits at WASSCE including English and Mathematics for the following:

(1)        Boatswains Mate.

(2)        Radar Plotters.

(3)        Wireless Telegraphist.

b. Supply and Secretarial Branch.

(1)        Writer (General Duties).  In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have 6 Credits at WASSCE including English and Mathematics and any of the following:

(a)        Ghana Commercial Examination Certificate Stage II.

(b)        Certificate/Diploma in Computer Software Application (MS Office) from a recognised institution.

(c)        Stenographer GD II.

(2)        Writer (Pay).  In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following;

(a)        Six Credits. (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE including English and Mathematics in Accounting or Business options.

(b)        RSA III in Accounting.

(c)        Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting Option).

(3)        Stores.      In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(a)        6 Credits at WASSCE (Business Subjects) including English and Mathematics.

(b)        GES Technical Examinations Unit Certificate in Storekeeping/Purchasing & Supply/Certificate in Logistics & Transport.

(c)        CIPS level II.

(d)       HND Purchasing and Supply.

(4)        Cooks/Stewards.        In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(a)        6 Credits at WASSCE (Home Economics option) including English and Mathematics.

(b)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Management.

(c)        GES or COTVET Certificate II in Hospitality and Catering Management.

(5)        Tailors.           In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Tailoring.

(b)        GES or COTVET Certificate II in Tailoring.

c. Technical Branch. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have Certificate in Computing or Information Technology (IT) from any recognised computing or IT Institution as a general requirement for all technical branch applicants.

(1)        Engineering Artificers and Mechanics.

(a)        6 credits at WASSCE (Science Option) with Credit (not less than C6) including English and Mathematics.

(b)        HND in Mechanical Engineering.

(c)        Marine Engine Mechanics Certificate or equivalent from any recognised institution.

(d)        City and Guilds or GES Technical Examination Unit Certificate or Equivalent certificate from recognised institutions in any of the following:

(i)         Mechanical Engineering Craft and Advance Practice.

(ii)        Mechanical Engineering Technical Part II and III.

(iii)       Advance/Ordinary Technician Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

(2)        Electrical and Weapon Artificers and Mechanics.

(a)        6 credits at WASSCE (Science Option) with Credit (not less than C6) in English and Mathematics.

(b)        City and Guilds or GES Technical Examination Unit Certificate or equivalent certificate from recognised institutions in any of the following:

(i)         Electrical Engineering Technician Part II and III (Heavy Power Option).

(ii)        Advance/Ordinary Technician Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power Option).

(3)        Shipwright Artificers and Mechanics.

(a)        6 credits at WASSCE (Not less than C6) in  Metal Work/ Wood Work/ Physics including English and Mathematics.

(b)        HND in wielding and fabrication, carpentry/woodwork or plumbing

(c)        City and Guilds or GES Technical Examination Unit Certificate in any of the following:

(i)        Advance Craft in Welding and Fabrication, Plumbing, Carpentry/Woodwork or Painting and Decoration or;

(ii)        Advance or Intermediate Certificate in Welding and Fabrication, Plumbing, Carpentry/Woodwork or Painting and Decoration.

(4)        Radio Artificers and Mechanics.

(a)        6 credits at WASSCE (Science Option) including English, Mathematics and Physics.

(b)        HND in Electronic Engineering.

(c)        City and Guilds or GES Technical Examination Unit Certificate or equivalent from recognised institutions in any of the following:

(i)         Advance or Intermediate in Radio, Television and Electronics Servicing.

(ii)        Electrical Engineering Technician Part II or III (Electronics Option).

(5)        Radio Technician. In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have Mathematics, Physics, Elective Mathematics and any of the following:

(a)        City and Guilds Certificate in Electronics.

(b)        City and Guilds Certificate in Telecommunications.

(6)        Line Technician. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE including English and Mathematics any of the following:

(a)        Certificate in Fibre Optics Technology.

(b)        Certificate in RF Engineering.

(c)        Certificate in Satellite Communications.

(7)        Refrigeration Mechanics. City and Guilds or GES Technical Examination Unit Certificate or equivalent certificate in Refrigeration and/or Air conditioning Technology (Advance or Intermediate).

(8)        Vehicle Mechanics and Drivers. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE including English and Mathematics any of the following:

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in Vehicle Mechanic and Driving.

(b)        GES or COTVET Certificate II in Vehicle Mechanic and Driving.

(c)        City and Guilds Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.

d. Physical Training Instructors.  In addition to General Eligibility   applicants must have the following:

(1)        6 Credits at WASSCE including English and Mathematics.

(2)        Must be a skilled sportsman in at least two sports with proven participation at district or regional level in Ghana.

Airforce Requirements

a. Administration Branch.

(1)        Air Force Police.  In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have credits (not less than C6) at WASSCE including English and Mathematics.

(2)        General Duties Clerk. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(a)        6 credits (not less than C6) at WASSCE including English and Mathematics;

(b)        RSA Stage III in secretarial duties and credit in typing.

(c)        Typist Grade I and II Certificate from Government Secretarial School.

(d)       Stenographer Grade II Certificate.

(e)        DBS (Secretarial Option).

(3)  General Duties.   In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than C6) at WASSCE including English and Mathematics.

(4)        Hospitality & Catering Management.   In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(a) 6 credits (not less than C6) at WASSCE (Home Economics Option) including English and Mathematics.

(b) GES Intermediate Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Management.

(c) GES or COTVET Certificate II in Hospitality and Catering Management.

b. Supply Branch.

(1)        Storeman/Supplier.   In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(a)        6 credits (not less than C6) at WASSCE (Business Option) including English and Mathematics.

(b)        City and Guilds or GES certificate in storekeeping/purchasing and supply.

(2)        Cobblers/ Leather Works & Tailor. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have:

(a)        GES Intermediate Certificate in any of the above.

(b)        GES or COTVET Certificate II in any of the above

c. Engineering Branch.

(1)        Airframe, Engines, Radio, Electronic, Instruments, Photo and Armament Trades.             In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(a)        6 credits (not less than C6) at WASSCE (Science or Technical Option) including English and Mathematics

(b)        City and Guilds Part I /II or GES Intermediate/Final Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Plant/Automotive Engineering/Electrical Technician/Electrical Installation/ Electronic Technician.

(2)  Plumbers/Masons/Welders/Machinist/Carpenters/Refrigeration. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have GES or City and Guilds Intermediate Certificate in the related field.

(3)        Safety and Surface.   In addition to the General Eligibility, all applicants must have 6 credits at WASSCE including English, Mathematics, and credit in Graphics and Design or Fine Art.

(4)       Vehicle Mechanic.  In addition to the General Eligibility all applicants must have City and Guilds Intermediate or GES Technical Examination Unit Certificate in Auto Mechanics/Auto Electrician plus a Professional Driver’s Licence of minimum class C.

d. Air Branch.

(1) Air Traffic Controller/Operations Clerks. In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than C6) at WASSCE including English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.

(2)        Aero Firemen.           In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than C6) at WASSCE, including Mathematics and English plus a driving licence class D.

Medical Corp and Band Requirements

Medical Candidates (Army/Navy/Air Force)

a. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have credit in English and Mathematics (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE.

b. Must have any of the following from an accredited institution of higher learning with at least one (1) year working experience in a recognized health facility:

(1)        General Nurses. Diploma in Nursing (Registered General Nursing/Registered Mental Nursing/Registered Community Nursing/Emergency Nursing) and must have completed the mandatory rotation.  Must have registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Ghana.

(2)        Nurse Assistants.  Certificate in Nursing (Community Health/Health Assistant Clinical) and must have completed the mandatory rotation. Must have registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Ghana.

(3)        Midwives.         Diploma in Midwifery (Registered Midwifery) and must have completed the mandatory rotation.  Must have registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Ghana.

(4)        Pharmacy Technicians.          HND in Dispensing Technology  must have completed the mandatory national service.  Must be a registered member and be in good standing with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana.

(5)        Technical Officers (Dental Surgery Assistant).  Diploma in Dental Surgery option and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(6)        Technical Officers (Dental Technology). Diploma in Dental Technology option and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(7)        Technical Officers (X’Ray). Diploma in Radiology Technology and must have completed the mandatory national service.  Must be a registered member and in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(8)        Technical Officers (Nutrition).  Diploma in Public Health (Nutrition) or Food Health & Nutrition and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(9)        Technical Officers (Health Promotion).  Diploma in Public Health (Health Promotion) and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(10)       Technical Officers (Disease Control & Surveillance).  Diploma in Public Health (Disease Control) plus one (1) year mandatory national service. Must be registered and be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(11)       Technical Officers (Medical Laboratory).  Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology plus one (1) year mandatory national service. Must be registered and be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(12)      Technical Officers (Physiotherapy).   Diploma in Physiotherapy plus one (1) year mandatory national service.  Must be registered and be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(13)      Technical Officers (Orthotics).  Diploma in Orthotics plus one (1) year mandatory national service.  Must be registered and be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(14)      Technical Officers (Health Information).  Diploma in Public Health (Informatics)  plus one (1) year mandatory national service.

(15)      Technical Officers (Biostatistics).  Diploma in Statistics plus one (1) year mandatory national service.

(16)      Technical Officers (Veterinary).  Diploma in Field Animal Health/Veterinary Laboratory Techniques plus one (1) year mandatory national service.

(17)      Biomedical Engineering Technologists.  Diploma in Medical Equipment Technology from an accredited institution of higher learning and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(18)      Technical Officers (Environmental Health).  Diploma in Public Health (Environmental Health)plus one (1) year mandatory national service.  Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(19)      Technical Assistant (Environmental Health).  Certificate in Public Health (Environmental Health). Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(20)      Human Resource/Administrative Assistants.   Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Administration/ Management Studies.

(21)      Archival/Records Officers.   Diploma in Archival Studies/ Records Management from an accredited institution of higher learning.

(22)      Stenographers.  Diploma in Business Studies (Secretaryship option) from an accredited institution.

(23)      Caterers.   HND in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(24)      Technical Officers (Hospitality).   HND in Hospitality Management or its equivalent and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(25)      Technical Officers (Supply).   HND in Purchasing and Supply and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(26)      Field Technicians (Disease Control & Surveillance).   Certified in Field Technician (Community Health) and must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(27)      Physiotherapist Assistants.   Certificate in Physiotherapy Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(28)      Medical Laboratory Assistants.  Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology plus one (1) year post qualification internship. Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(29)      Environmental Health Assistants.   Certificate in Environmental Health Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(30)      Biostatistics/Record Assistants.   Certificate in Health Records Management

(31)      Ambulance Drivers.   Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic with a drivers licence “B”.

Band Candidates (Army/Navy/Air Force)

a. Applicants must have 2 credits and 4 Passes at WASSCE.

b. Must not be more than 27 years for Regimental Band and not more than 28 years for Dance band respectively.

c. Must have the following;

(1)        Ability to sight-read musical notes.

(2)        Ability to play Woodwind or Brass instruments.

(3)        Proficiency in Basic Music (ABRSM) Theory Grade 4 will be an added advantage.

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