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Current Academy Schedules

  • New IUP Part-Time Police Academy at Robert Morris University

    (Main Campus - Moon Township, PA)

    IUP offers one part-time Act 120 Program at Robert Morris University. This academy allows for qualified individuals to participate in the PA Act 120 Basic Police Officer Training Program, which will certify graduates as Municipal Police Officers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The part-time training schedule is designed for working individuals looking for weekday evening and weekend training times. The academy classes will meet on three weekday evenings from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and one weekend day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The duration of the program is approximately 49 weeks until graduation.

    The next part-time academy at Robert Morris University will tentatively begin in September 2018. Applications will be accepted beginning April 2018. If interested, either log on to the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center website and request an application, or call 724-357-3988 for more information.

    IUP Full-Time Police Academy at California University of Pennsylvania 

    Both IUP and CalU recognize that in today’s environment police officers are called to possess higher levels of education and training. To respond to this need, an Associate in Applied Science degree: Policing and Technology (AAS) has been developed and approved at CalU. Incorporated into this degree is one semester dedicated to the Act 120 - Basic Police Officer training program; thus, making the student more marketable by possessing not only an AAS, but also obtaining the Act 120 certification. The student also has the option of just taking the Act 120 certification without the classes associated with the AAS in Policing and Technology, or the student can take the AAS without the police academy. The AAS degree, with or without the academy training, will earn the student 61 credit hours. The academy-only option can provide the student with 15 college credits, if the student later decides to attend classes offered by CalU’s Criminal Justice Department.

    The next full-time class at CalU is tentatively scheduled to begin January 2, 2018. Entrance testing for this academy is scheduled to start during September 2018. For more information, contact  IUP-CJTC director, Dennis Marsili, at 724-357-3988, or  e-mail To begin the application process, visit the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center website and request an application.

    Next Full-Time Academy

    The next full-time academy at IUP’s main campus is scheduled to begin in January 2, 2018. On-campus housing will be available for this academy. Housing information is included in the application packet. Students can also secure their own off-campus housing for this academy. Applications for this academy will be accepted beginning September 2017.

    Academy dates are tentative depending on enrollment numbers.

    If you are interested in any of these academies, please contact Program Director Dennis Marsili at 724-357-3988 or, or Program Secretary Dolores Karcher at 724-357-6943 or

    Additional regional Act 120 academy sites will be considered depending on student interest.