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 $4,850 $1,750 $3,100 $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

Session SFO/BCO #101 has been rescheduled to begin May 19.

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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