The aspirancy is a time in which the candidate discerns and experiences some aspects of religious life, community life and the spirit of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. She also continues her personal growth. Regarding academic studies, she must have completed high school or its equivalent.

The duration and place of the aspirancy depends on the needs of each candidate. At present, the aspirancy is located in Casa María, in Mapachapa, in the municipality of Minatitlan, southern Veracruz.