This one is for those fellow controllers who have done the PEPC process and/or who have already been hired:
I've been selected for a position at Cleveland Tower (CLE) and I have my PEPC on 2/27. I had to get my Second Class Medical renewed this past Friday and I have some problems passing the color vision test. I ended up doing the one in the book and passed that way, but barely. I took a little more time than I know the FAA will allow (which is typically 3 seconds for each plate). The AME was concerned and stated that it could be an issue. While I passed my Second Class Medical (albeit, barely with the color vision), I was wondering what type of testing they do at the PEPC. Do they just do your normal Medical exam like getting a Medical or are there alternatives? I know that there are "acceptable substitutions" that an AME can use (found a list on the FAA website) but I was wondering if they would also apply to controllers and if the FAA would go as far as to use one of these alternatives? I can see the red, green and blue that you would see at an airport; it's seeing certain colors of red near certain colors of green that I cannot quite decipher.
If anyone could give me some insight on the color vision side of things that the FAA evaluates for controllers, that would be great. Thanks!!