Nevada P.O.S.T. Certified

Serving the Training Needs of Working Officers

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Apply?

Yes. The academy provides training for newly employed peace officers for the agencies who have hired them, known as Affiliated Recruits, but also accepts applicants who do not yet have a job offer from an agency. These are known as Non - Affiliated Recruits. You must be 21 years of age and a citizen of the United States.

How Do I Apply?

Use the contact us page to submit your information.
An admissions staff member will contact you.
You may email the Academy at or call (702) 789-0706 for an in person appointment.

Click the Admissions button.

When Should I Apply?

Applications are now being accepted for January 8, 2016 Academic Session. Applications are received on a first come, first served basis. Seats are limited.

Where Do I Bring My Application?

What Do I Need To Bring To My Appointment?

You must bring a completed application form to the intake appointment. Click the Application button to download the form. You will need to bring all of the documentation required and listed on the application. START NOW - have your application READY when the next session opens for new applicants.

What Should I Wear To My Appointment?

Dress appropriately for a job interview. 

When does the next course start?

The 2018 Session will start on January 13, 2018. The Nevada P.O.S.T. PPFT will be conducted on this day. Those who complete the physical standards will continue in the academy. 

Applications are time consuming; it always helps to start completing the form sooner than later. You can download the application from this website by clicking the Application button.

How long are the courses?

The Category I Course is 720 hours over 26 weeks.

The Category II Course is 330 hours over 12 weeks.

When do the classes meet?

Our courses are conducted in a part-time format of evenings and weekends that allow recruits to keep their current job and still have time to study and prepare for the academy.

Tuesday evenings 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Wednesday evenings 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Thursday evenings 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturdays 8:00am - 5:00pm

Sundays  Approx. 3-5 Cat I only  8:00am - 5:00pm

Fridays  Approx. 3-5 Cat I only  8:00am - 5:00pm

Sundays  Aprox. 3  Cat II only  8:00am - 5:00pm

Fridays  Aprox. 3  Cat I only  8:00am - 5:00pm

One weekend Cat I & Cat II   Friday - Saturday - Sunday - Monday    All Day  Both Cat I & Cat II - Dates will be given in advance.

Class begins promptly at given times.  Please allow sufficient time to arrive to academy on time.

What if I have more questions?

Click the Contact Us button.