After a "resounding YES!" from the 3 baptismal candidates standing up front and center in a group of 2160 and directly from the Baptism outline:
"Your clear, affirmative answers to those questions give evidence that you are qualified for baptism as ordained ministers of Jehovah God....let us pray"
So we can see why rank and file would think they are. But of course as Elders, behind the scenes, we know different about all the seat warming, time sucking, ignorant, blind sheep we get to control and manipulate.