Application Process

  • A Criminal Justice Training Center brochure containing basic information and a request for application can be obtained by contacting our office or printing the Request for Application form. Upon payment of a nonrefundable $30 application fee, an application packet will be forwarded to the prospective cadet for completion and submission.

    Act 120 municipal police academy badge, handcuffs, nightstick, and hatPer Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission regulations, any/all completed application forms, testing, evaluations, etc., are valid for only six months from the date of testing, evaluation, and application.

    Applicants are scheduled for testing at IUP that includes a cardiac stress test, physical conditioning assessment, a psychological evaluation, reading comprehension test, and personal interview. Acceptance to the program is based on the outcome of these evaluations.

    To process your payments and receive your application online, please visit the Criminal Justice Training Center Marketplace .  Under Stores, click on the Criminal Justice Training Center, and then click on the Application Fee tab to pay your $30 fee.

    Once you have paid your $30 application fee, you can then print the application packet. Please complete the application packet and return it to us so that we can set you up for a testing date at IUP. Your application will not be processed until the $30 is received. Thank you for your interest.

    Once you have been assigned a testing date, you can pay for your Cardiac Stress Test at the Criminal Justice Training Center Marketplace. Under Stores, click on the Criminal Justice Training Center, and then click on the Center For Health Promotion tab to pay your $40 fee. Payment for the Psychological Evaluation must be paid on the day of testing. Bring payment of $250 in the form of cash, check, or money order made payable to IUP Research Institute

  • General Information regarding the Psychological Evaluation includes:

  • During the application process, the applicant will undergo the following testing:

    • Psychological evaluation
    • MMPI-2
    • Personal interview
    • Nelson Denny Reading Test: State minimum requirement is ninth-grade level

    Applicants will be at the Center for Applied Psychology for approximately four hours.

    The IUP CJTC reserves the right to cancel an academy because of insufficient enrollment. All costs of application are the responsibility of the applicant and, in the event of a cancellation, are nonreimbursable by the IUP CJTC.

    For more information, please e-mail Dolores Karcher at