Georgia Certification Information

Georgia Certification Information

General Training Information (5)

How may I obtain a copy of my training transcripts?

A Georgia Peace Officer’s complete training transcript is maintained by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) and can be accessed by the officer online at www.gapost.org .  To obtain transcripts for training that was attended at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy only, contact our registrar at 770.499.5072.  

What classes are required for intermediate certification?

Criminal Procedure, First Responder, Health and Wellness, Interpersonal Communications/Crisis Intervention, Officer Survival

What classes are required for advanced certification?

Advanced Firearms, Advanced Report Writing, Advanced Traffic Law, Crime Scene Processing, Interviews/Interrogations, Search warrants/affidavits, Specialized Patrol.

If I leave law enforcement, how many hours do I need when I return?

If you got 20 hours in the year you quit, you will only need 20 hours in the year you return to law enforcement.  If you didn’t get 20 hours in the year you quit, you will need 20 hours for that year plus each year you were out of law enforcement.  For more information contact P.O.S.T. at 770.732.5974.

If I am P.O.S.T. certified but not currently employed in law enforcement, may I sign up for classes?

No, NCGLEA does not offer in-service or advanced training for individuals not currently employed in law enforcement. 

Basic Training Information (6)

What are the requirements for becoming a Law Enforcement Officer in Georgia?

The standards for becoming certified as a peace office in Georgia are set by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST).  Once you have been found to meet the basic requirements, you must complete the 10-week (408 Hour) basic law enforcement training program at a POST certified academy.  For other requirements, please visit the Georgia Peace Officer and Standards Council at www.gapost.org.

May I attend the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course by paying for it myself?

Yes.  An individual who is not currently employed by a law enforcement agency may attend the course at their own expense through the Pre-Service program.  The Pre-Service program places the academy in the place of an employer as the potential student’s sponsor. All associated costs (tuition, background investigation, polygraph, etc.) are absorbed by the potential student. Click for more Information

When is the next Basic Law Enforcement Course?

The Basic Law Enforcment classes are listed on the Academy Course Schedule.

How much is the Basic Law Enforcement Class?

Basic tuition for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course is $3,093.00.  In addition, there are other required fees associated with the Pre-Service program application (Background investigation, Polygraph, etc.) which may vary slightly.  The total cost incurred for attendance as a pre-service student, including fees, is approximately $4000.00 (A complete listing of fees is available upon request).

Will I be able to obtain HOPE scholarship money to attend the Basic course?

No. Currently, neither the Georgia Hope grant nor scholarship program will pay for the tuition of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course.

Will the Veterans Administration pay for the Basic course?

The Veterans Administration will pay for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course for qualifying veterans. The tuition must be initially paid by the qualifying veteran who is subsequently reimbursed by the Veterans Administration.   To determine eligibility, the veteran must complete VA Form 22- 1999.   For further information, please contact the Veterans Administration at 1.800.827.1000.

Georgia Certification Information (3)

What are the requirements for becoming a Law Enforcement Officer in Georgia?

The standards for becoming certified as a peace office in Georgia are set by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST).  Once you have been found to meet the basic requirements, you must complete the 10-week (408 Hour) basic law enforcement training program at a POST certified academy.  For other requirements, please visit the Georgia Peace Officer and Standards Council at www.gapost.org.

If I was a peace officer in another state, do I have to complete the entire 10 week Basic course?

The recognition of out of state peace officer training is considered on a case by case basis.  Please contact the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for further information (770.732.5974)

If I leave law enforcement, how many hours do I need when I return?

If you received 20 hours during the last calendar year in which you were employed, you will only need 20 hours in the year you return to law enforcement.  If you didn’t receive 20 hours in the last calendar year you were employed, you will need to contact the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and training council (770.732.5604)  regarding a training waiver for that year.  

NCGLEA Agency Subscriber Program (3)

What is the NCGLEA agency subscriber program and how does it work?

NCGLEA’s subscriber program offers Law Enforcement Agencies a cost effective way to provide training for their staff for a low yearly fee.  The program was put into place in 2009 to maintain the high quality of training at NCGLEA in light of shrinking state funding.  To become a subscriber, an agency remits a subscriber fee of $50 per sworn officer per year.  Subscriber agency staff may attend any course sponsored by NCGLEA without additional charge.  Subscriber agencies also receive seating preference.  For more information, please contact Marty Binkley at 770.499.5071.

How much does training at NCGLEA cost for a non-subscriber agency?

Training for non-subscriber agencies is priced at $12.50 per person per instructional hour.

What is the fee structure for Basic Mandate and Basic Jail Training?

Any agency, regardless of subscriber status, may send personnel to NCGLEA to attend either basic mandate or jail school at no cost.  These courses are paid through the Academy’s contract with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.