The Central Texas College Police Academy (License Number: 511261) is designed to prepare the student to pass the basic peace officer licensing exam given by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Once a cadet successfully completes the academy, they will take the TCOLE Peace Officer Licensing Exam at the CTC testing center. 

The Police Academy consists of:

  • 42-plus topics ranging from three to 68 hours in length.
  • Approximately one-third of the class is devoted to developing the physical skills required to become a peace officer.

The cadet has the opportunity to attend the Police Academy for college credits. Upon successful completion, the cadet can earn 23 college credit hours and a certificate of completion. These hours can be applied to the CTC Associate of Applied Science degree in Protective Service: Texas Peace Officer.

All cadets must be able to perform strenuous physical activities, as this is a requirement of the academy.




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

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

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

*Effectively immediately, we will no longer accept 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.


Full-time Basic Peace Officer Academy:

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., 23 weeks, 720 hours.

  • Next full-time Police Academy
    • The day-time police academy is underway now through September 2020
    • The application period for the next course is now OPEN
    • You must make an appointment to turn in paperwork
    • The next full-time Police Academy will be July 6, 2020
    • Registration for the July 2020 course is now open
      • 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.

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.

  • 2020 Extended Basic Peace Officer Academy course is underway now through December 2020.
      • The application period is now CLOSED!

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