Applicants must meet TCOLE minimum requirements for licensing. See TCOLE Rule 217.1 for a complete list of minimum requirements at  

  • No Class B misdemeanor conviction in the past 10 years (waiver through the TCOLE commission required between five-year conviction date and 10-year anniversary) NOTE: No waiver will be granted by the CTC Police Academy.

  • No Class A misdemeanor convictions in the past 10 years (waiver required through the TCOLE commission and specific to agency who is sponsoring student) NOTE: No waiver will be granted by the CTC Police Academy.

  • No felony convictions.

  • No conviction of any family violence offense.

  • Possess a high school diploma, GED or home school diploma.

  • You must not be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle.

  • You must not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.

  • You must not have been discharged from military service under dishonorable or bad conduct conditions.

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • No controlled substance use for 24 months prior to application without a valid prescription.

Police Academy Admission Requirements

All applicants to the CTC Police Academy must meet special admission requirements as established by the Central Texas College Protective Service Department. All applicants must be 21 years of age before completion of the 720-hour academy unless you meet the requirements to attend between the ages 18 to 21. See TCOLE rules for more information,

  • Applicants must complete application packet from the Central Texas College Protective Service Department, the packet will be available prior to beginning of the academy via a link on the main academy page.    

  • All applicants will have to take and pass the Physical Fitness test prior to being accepted into the academy.  This test consists of rowing 2000 meters for time on a Concept II rowing machine.  The required VO2 Max percentage to enter the academy is 25%.  The required time to complete this test is based on the applicants age, weight and sex.  See attached file in order to determine what time you have to complete this test.

The following documents are required with the application packet.

  • A copy of the applicants valid Texas (or other state) driver license.

  • Original certified copy of birth certificate or proof of U.S. citizenship.

  • A copy of Social Security card.

  • A copy of high school diploma, GED or home school diploma.

  • Official college transcript(s), if any.

  • Photo copy of college degree, if any.

  • A copy of current proof of  automobile liability insurance.

  • A copy of DD-214 (member 4 copy) form or military discharge papers (applies to those who have served in the military).


*Due to the COVID-19 virus the application process will be done by appointment only.  We appreciate your patience during this time as we try accommodate everyone during this time.*

*Starting April 1st until further notice we will not accept more than 20-24 students in our Basic Peace Officer Course.*

*Starting April 1st until further notice we will not accept more than 10 students in our Basic Jailer Course or Basic Telecommunications Course.

*Effectively immediately we will no longer be accepting walk-in appointments for ANY reason.  Everyone must make an appointment to come into our office. If you do not have an appointment you will be turned away and be instructed to make an appointment with our office staff.

Academy Registration

  • Full-time Basic Peace Officer Academy: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., 19 weeks, 720 hours.

  • The next full-time Police Academy will be January, 2021.
    • You must make an appointment to turn in paperwork.
      • The day academy is reserved primarily for AGENCY-SPONSORED students, any slots not taken by a law enforcement agency will be made available to SELF-SPONSORED students.
      • Agency personnel must contact our department for the required paperwork.
    • The application period is now CLOSED.
  • Part-time Basic Peace Officer Academy (Night and weekends):

    The evening Extended Basic Peace Officer Academy (non-sponsored): Monday through Thursday, 6 – 10 p.m. and every other Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • 2019 Extended Basic Peace Officer Academy is underway now through November 20, 2020.
    • The application period is currently CLOSED
  • The 2020 Extended Basic Peace Officer Academy will begin February 2021.
  • For further details please feel free to contact:
  • Apply to Central Texas College (Application for Admission):
    • Fill out and submit electronically to Enrollment Management.

    • Supply to Enrollment Management all pertinent information.

Pay Tuition and Fees

  • Payment for class may only be accepted at the CTC Business Office located in Student Services (Bldg. 119). Students can use FAFSA, the G.I. Bill or other tuition assistance.
  • Maximum class size for the Police Academy is 30 students. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis according to pre-registration and the application process. 
  • Law Enforcement agencies receive priority for the day academy slots. The CTC service area will receive priority over those agencies outside our service area.
    • The following counties are within the CTC service area:
      • (Bell, Burnett, Coryell, Gillespie, Hamilton, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba and Williamson counties)

Police Academy Registration