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Application Process

A Criminal Justice Training Center brochure containing basic information and a request for application can be obtained by contacting our office or printing the Request for Application form. Upon payment of a nonrefundable $30 application fee, an application packet will be forwarded to the prospective cadet for completion and submission.

Per Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission regulations, any/all completed application forms, testing, evaluations, etc., are valid for only six months from the date of testing, evaluation, and application.

Applicants are scheduled for testing at IUP that includes a cardiac stress test, physical conditioning assessment, a psychological evaluation, reading comprehension test, and personal interview. Acceptance to the program is based on the outcome of these evaluations.

To process your payments and receive your application online, please visit the Criminal Justice Training Center Marketplace and click on the Application Fee tab.

Once you have paid your $30 application fee, you can then print the application packet. Please fill out the application packet and return it to us, so that we can set you up for a testing date at IUP. Your application will not be processed until the $30 is received. Thank you for your interest.

Once you have been assigned a testing date, you will need to visit the Center for Applied Psychology Marketplace to pay $250 for your Psychological Evaluation, and click on the Police Academy Evaluation link to pay your fee, which will be determined at a later date. After you have paid your Psych fee, you will need to pay for your Cardiac Stress Test at the Criminal Justice Training Center marketplace, under the Center For Health Promotion tab, to pay your $75.

General Information regarding the Psychological Evaluation includes:

During the application process, the applicant will undergo the following testing:

  • Physical conditioning assessment
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Nelson Denny Reading Test: state minimum requirement is ninth-grade level
  • WRAT-4: reading test
  • MMPI-2
  • NEO PI-R
  • BIDR
  • Personal interview

Applicants will be at the Center for Applied Psychology for approximately three hours.

Upon passing the PT test and Personality Assessment, you will need to come back to IUP at a later scheduled date and have an interview with a licensed psychologist.

Applicants must pay the psychological evaluation fee through Marketplace.

The IUP CJTC reserves the right to cancel an academy because of insufficient enrollment. All costs of application are the responsibility of the applicant and, in the event of a cancellation, are nonreimbursable by the IUP CJTC.

For more information, please e-mail Jessica Crawford at jcrawfrd@iup.edu.

  • Criminal Justice Training Center
  • 105 Eicher Hall
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 800-303-2752
  • Fax: 724-357-3989
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.