During the first year of service, the trainee must meet academic and physical training requirements. First, a trainee must attain a passing grade (70%) in each subject while at the Border Patrol Academy. Failure to attain a passing grade will result in termination of the trainee. Second, training continues at the duty station. Post-Academy examinations are also given to the trainee on completion of 6½ and 10 months of service. These examinations are as critical as successfully completing the Academy. Failure to attain a passing grade (70%) on the 6½ or 10-month law and Spanish examinations is considered inadequate performance and becomes grounds for separation.