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Officers graduating from a pre-approved APOSTC regional academy session beginning in Fall 2022 may receive twenty-one (21) credit hours from Jacksonville State University at no cost.

Student Instructions for Law Enforcement Academy Students

1. Attend a pre-approved APOSTC basic academy session.

  • Currently, this program is only available to regional students attending the 13-week basic law enforcement certification course at Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy, Law Enforcement Academy – Tuscaloosa or the Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center (Selma).

2. Register with Jacksonville State University at the beginning of the session

  • Registration should be completed within 48 hours of beginning an academy session. Students may not register with JSU for this credit before attending an academy.

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3. Successfully graduate from the basic academy.

  • Students must complete all graduation requirements and receive their APOSTC certification to receive JSU credit.
  • College course grades will mirror the student’s academic average from the basic session.

4. Credits Awarded

  • Upon graduation, student’s should allow at least four (4) weeks for the credit to process.
  • JSU awards college credit for predesignated courses. These courses are subject to change. 
  • As of Fall 2022, the courses are:
    • CJ 101: Intro to Criminal Justice, 3 credit hours

    • CJ 201: Criminal Law, 3 credit hours
    • CJ 202: Intro to Law Enforcement, 3 credit hours

    • CJ 320: Criminal Investigations, 3 credit hours 

    • CJ 472: Senior Internship in CJ, 3 credit hours

    • HPE 115: Beginning Fitness, 1 credit hour

    • MSC 112: Basic Marksmanship, 2 credit hours

    • MSC 115: First Aid, 3 credit hours

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*Students who attended a JSU-affiliated law enforcement academy prior to Fall 2022 may have been awarded up to 15 credits.