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Police Cadet Training

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
You've made it - you're a newly hired police officer with a police service or law enforcement agency. Before you hit the streets, sharpen your front-line policing skills in the Police Cadet Training program. Formed in collaboration with the core police services of southern Alberta, the Police Cadet Training program delivers up-to-date training. In the Police Cadet Training program, you'll reinforce crucial skills and knowledge, such as report writing and investigative techniques, while we prepare you to begin your service. Upon completion of the program, your know-how will meet and exceed provincial standards, enhancing your ability to be a vital part of your force and to make a difference in your community.

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.
Academic Requirements: All admission requirements are stipulated by sponsoring police service or related agency.
Non-Academic Requirements: Applicants are required to undergo a pre-screening process prior to application. Results of all required testing will be reviewed by the applicable Police Chief or Dean or designate to determine eligibility for the program. The pre-screening process may include the following requirements:

  • Minimum age 18 at time of application
  • Must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Must hold valid driver’s license with maximum of 5 demerits
  • No criminal conviction for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Completion of medical examination indicating applicant is fit for police duty
  • Proof of completion (no older than 6 months) of A-PREP or PARE fitness testing to required standard for police officers in Alberta
  • Must complete vision and hearing testing with scores that meet or exceed the minimum requirement for Alberta policing agencies
  • Must provide proof of Standard First Aid and CPR certification valid at time of application and for duration of training program
  • Completion of Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search with no findings of guilt
  • Proof of achieving a score of 70% or better on Alberta Police Cognitive Abilities Test (APCAT)
  • Proof of achieving a score of 55% or better on Alberta Communications Test (ACT)
  • Satisfactory completion of behavioural descriptive interview
  • Satisfactory completion of full background check
  • Three letters of reference, not from family members
  • Successful completion of police psychological testing
  • Successful completion of polygraph interview based on content of Personal Disclosure form

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Tuition $18,000.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,575.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,336.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated November 15, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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