The program is a regimented course that demands respect and attention to detail. Maturity is a must in order to graduate and seek employment as a law enforcement officer. If you feel prepared and are willing to make the academy experience a top priority in your life, continue through the application process.

1

Review requirements

Cadets must be 21 years of age before the end of SFO (Special Functions Officer) class, be a U.S. Citizen, and pass a background check. Cadets should review additional qualifications and legal requirements at the Utah POST website.

2

Take the test

The National Peace Officers Selection Test (NPOST) entrance exam consists of four parts: Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, and Incident Report Writing. A score of at least 70% is required on each of the four sections. Cadets can pick up a study guide at the UVU Bookstore ($5) and take the test at the UVU Testing Center ($35).

3

Required materials

The following materials are required to apply to Utah POST:

  • NPOST exam scores
  • Birth certificate
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Medical release form
  • A photograph
  • Other material if applicable

Other material needed can be found at Utah POST Standards and Trainings Website.

4

Apply to POST

Apply on the Utah POST website under the applicant form center. Online applications to Utah POST are considered your application to the UVU Law Enforcement Program. After submission, an email will be sent saying it has been received and you have the option to print your application. Print two copies.

5

Apply to UVU

You must be admitted into UVU to complete the application process. A UVU ID number is required to register for the academy. Apply at our admissions page as an undergraduate. Once you are admitted, you will be enrolled as a Criminal Justice student for the upcoming semester.

6

Attend application review session

Approximately two months before the start of the first module, applicants will have the opportunity to attend a meeting and application review session with the academy director and staff. If you are unable to attend the review session or if you are applying after the session, individual interviews will be made available. A printed copy of your application and attachments should be submitted to the UVU Law enforcement academy at the application review session/interview.

Questions about the application process?
Call us today at 801.863.6156 or send in a question through our form.