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Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Academy

Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement 520 Academy

  • Technical Diploma - Less Than One Year
  • Program Code: 30-504-1
  • Not eligible for Financial Aid
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  • Correctional Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • DNR Warden
  • Park Ranger
  • Police Officer
  • State Trooper

Continuing Education

Enhance your education and meet your CEU requirements through our continuing education or customized training offerings.


The Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement 520 Academy is designed for potential law enforcement officers who need or want to meet Wisconsin certification requirements.

You may be considered for admission to the Academy if you

  • Are a full-time or part-time law enforcement officer - or
  • Have graduated from CVTC's Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Associate Degree program - or
  • Have earned at least 60 college credits or the equivalent.

The 520-hour training program is competency-based and meets the criteria set by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB). Training is delivered through lecture, multimedia presentations, interactive group discussion, hands-on instruction, and field exercises. All classes are conducted at CVTC's Criminal Justice Division in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Full-time students are expected to participate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and be available for scheduled evening and weekend instruction designed to simulate actual conditions. Some training will take place outdoors.

This is a challenging program designed to help you take your law enforcement career to the next level.

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 16
Admissions Requirements


This program has a unique admission process that is outlined in the document below:
Admission Requirements

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)



Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.