Basic Police Officer Training

Basic Police Officer Training

Program Overview
The Basic Police Officer Training program is a full-time certificate course. This program is designed to help students develop the technical competencies, attitudes, and values critical to successful employment in the law enforcement/criminal justice field. Once certification is received, you may qualify for officer positions in local/municipal police departments, county sheriff departments, state facilities, and hospitals. 
What You'll Learn 
  • Administration
  • Legal
  • Human Relations
  • Firearms
  • Driving
  • Subject Control Techniques
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Patrol
  • Civil Disorders
  • Traffic
  • Investigation
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Homeland Security
Check out the full curriculum here

Students have the opportunity to earn the following industry-recognized credentials:
  • Ohio Peace Officer - OPOTC (once appointed by a peace officer agency)
  • Standardized Field Sobriety - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Speed Measuring Device - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • National Incident Management Systems
  • National Career Readiness - ACT
* Note: This program follows the curriculum set forth by OPOTC. All hours must be fulfilled in order to complete the program. Required hours are subject to change based on OPOTA standards.
Program Costs    
Tuition/Fees: $7,700 *
Cost Per Clock Hour - $9.87
Drug screening: $30   

Technology Requirements    
All necessary technology is provided to students in each classroom and lab during normal class hours. Students who wish to access school email or our learning management system (Canvas) outside of normal class hours will need access to the internet and a personal device.
Students in this program are required to wear uniforms. Many of the uniform items are issued to students and included in the tuition. Additional costs not included in tuition include, but are not limited to:  
  • Medical Exam  
  • Firearm  
  • Equipment  
  • Uniform Pants  
  • Uniform Boots  
  • Athletic Shoes     

Please see the equipment information guide for more details.

Students should refrain from purchasing firearms, uniforms, and equipment until they have completed the registration process and attended new student orientation as the list is subject to change.

Admission's Requirements

Age 21 or Older
High School Diploma or GED
Valid Ohio Driver's License
Background Check (BCI/FBI)
Medical Exam

Students are also required to complete and pass a final physical fitness assessment at the end of the program to be eligible to take the written state certification exam.

WorkKeys® Assessment
The WorkKeys® Assessment is administered as part of the registration process. Students will complete the following sections: 
Applied Math - critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving techniques.
Graphic Literacy - skills needed to locate and use information from charts, diagrams, etc.
Workplace Documents - ability to understand written text to complete a task.
Each assessment is scored individually on a possible range of <3 - 7.


Required Score

Applied Math

 Graphic Literacy


 Workplace Documents


Students are scheduled an appointment to complete the WorkKeys® Assessment upon submission of the Adult Learner Registration Form and $75 non-refundable registration fee. Learn more about how the ACT® WorkKeys® Assessment can work for you.


Monday - Friday     
AM Academy
8:00am - 1:30pm  
PM Academy
5:00pm - 10:30pm
some weekends required       
780 Hours * (8 months)   

Instruction for the Class of 2023 will begin in September 2022


Tim Voris
BPOT Commander
[email protected]

Contact Us

Student Services
(614) 836-4541 ext. 1537 
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