Cruz Institute operates under a rolling admissions policy. Admission Requirements: All students must be 18 years of age to start the program and exhibit the ability to work safely in a sometimes-dangerous environment. High School Diploma or GED is highly recommended. Students that do not have a High School Diploma or GED must take and pass the Online Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) within 30 days of enrollment. Failure to pass the exam within 30 days, will result in dismissal from the course. While there are many locations to take the test, we recommend the following location for its accessibility.