Everyone with sincerity in the right faith and having initiated the bodhi
mind is eligible in reception of the precepts and may seek to participate
in the ceremonial conferment.
Preceptive reception is abidance by the vinaya for self-control, for
prohibition against things that should not be done. Preceptive reception
is therefore behavioral discipline. Receiving the precepts in right faith
and subsequent abidance with sincerity can certainly turn uncouth
behavior and inflammable temper into civility and moderation.