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Admission Procedures for the 80 Hour Transition Course
The 80 Hour Transition Course is designed for a part time law enforcement officer who has successfully completed the 400 hour Part Time Basic Law Enforcement Course, passed the certification exam, and has moved into a full time law enforcement classification for his employing agency.

Dates for this course are determined on an as needed basis.

An officer is registered into the course through the waiver process.  A Form E, Notice of Appointment for Full-time Classification and a Full-time Waiver Request application must be filed at the ILETSB to enroll the officer in the course.   You may secure the waiver form and the Form E from the ILETSB website under the Forms Link or through the EDI process.   Waiver applications must be fully processed to enroll the officer.  The law enforcement agency sponsoring the full time officer will receive a letter in response to the waiver application indicating the officer has been enrolled.  At the same time the ILETSB will notify Southwestern Illinois Police Academy that the officer has been enrolled in the course, and the academy will send the law enforcement agency an enrollment packet.

The purpose of this course is to reinforce previous training in critical duties and responsibilities, as well as introduce concepts that may not have been examined in previous training.

Upcoming 80 Hour Transition Course
All paperwork must be filed 1 week prior to starting date.

Session 18-B  
Application Deadline Friday, June 8, 2018
Start Date Monday, June 18, 2018
Ending Date Friday, June 29 2018
Session 18-C  
Application Deadline Friday, August 10, 2018
Start Date Monday, August 20, 2018
Ending Date Friday, August 31, 2018
Session 18-D  
Application Deadline Friday, November 16, 2018
Start Date Monday, November 26, 2018
Ending Date Friday, December 7, 2018

Program Costs

Tuition and Housing 80 Hour Curriculum $1190

  All tuition, housing costs, fees, and reimbursement percentages are set by the ILETSB are subject to change.


Southwestern Illinois Police Academy
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, Illinois 62221