WSU’s Law Enforcement Academy offers two separate training modules to prepare you for a career in law enforcement.
Module 1: For people interested in becoming a Special Functions Officer (SFO) or Basic Corrections Officer (BCO).
Module 2: For people interested in becoming a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO).
PREREQUISITE: SFO Certification
Daytime Academy Night Academy Accelerated Academy*
Certification Module 1 and 2 Module 1 Module 2 Module 1 and 2
Program Length 18 Weeks 20 weeks 20 weeks 12 weeks
Days and Times Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm Mon-Thurs, 6-10pm & Sat, 7am-2pm Same as Module 1 Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm
Certifications SFO, BCO, and LEO SFO and BCO LEO SFO, BCO, and LEO
Cost $5,800 $2,100 $3,700 $3,050
2014 Schedule Jan 6-May 23 & July 28-Dec 12 May 19-Oct 3* & Sept 15-Feb 14, 2015 March 24-Aug 22 & Oct 6-Feb 20, 2015 May 5-July 25
*Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice

*Please Note

If you are interested in attending session LEA 12 starting July 28 please call as the registration and application deadline has passed. We may still be able to get you into the class.

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How do I get started?

  1. Review POST entrance requirements
    • Must be over 21 before class begins
    • Must be a US Citizen
    • Must have a High School diploma or GED
  2. Take the NPOST entrance test
    • Test at Ogden or Layton campus – $30
    • Study Guide available – $5
    • Scores may take up to 3 weeks, so test early
  3. Prepare for the physical entrance test
    • Review the PT Entrance & Exit Requirements
    • PT entrance test is held the first week of class
    • If you do not pass you may be dismissed
  4. Register online
    • Registration opens 3 months before start date
    • $250 non-refundable deposit
  5. Complete POST application & background packet
    • After registration you will be mailed detailed info