The IUP Police Academy is now providing the 40-hour (pass/fail) SSP program. This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. It will be offered online once per month, throughout the year.

The program is spread out over two-and-a-half weeks to make it a self-paced training that fits into most work and home lifestyles. Successful completion requires students to read all required material, pass unit quizzes, and deliver a presentation over Zoom to the instructor of the course. Students will receive a letter of completion upon passing the program. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the course that will satisfy the Act 67 requirement.

Applying to the Program

Follow this link to apply to the program

You will be asked to create an account. Fill out all of the information.

For program, please choose "Act 67: School Security Personnel Basic Training." You will then have to choose a term. The term will be listed beside the date for the class on the flyer. If it is not, please contact Marcia Cole at Once all of the information is filled out, choose Apply Now.

More information will be collected, and you will then be prompted to pay an application fee.

There is a $30 application fee for each student. The $30 fee must be paid at the time of application submission, or the application will not be entered into the system.

After you apply, please email the IUP Police Academy Director,, and advise that you have applied so that she can start the registration process.

Make your payment on the IUP Marketplace. Look for the name of the store: School Security Personnel Basic Training. If the link does not work, just type "IUP Marketplace" into your web browser. Scroll down until you see School Security Personnel Basic Training and select it. 

Use the link to make the $395 payment. If you have any problems or issues, feel free to call Director Marcia Cole at 724-681-1147.

Payment is due by the first day of class unless other arrangement is made with Director Cole. If payment is not received, you will unfortunately not be permitted to go forward with the class.

Class Dates

Date Term
January 8–24 Spring 2024
February 12–28 Spring 2024
March 11–27 Spring 2024
April 8–24 Spring 2024
May 13–29 Spring 2024
June 3–19 Summer 2024
July 15–31 Summer 2024
August 5–21 Fall 2024
September 9–25 Fall 2024
October 7–23 Fall 2024
November 4–20 Fall 2024

PCCD Approved: Act 67 Online Training