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Application Information

Application period: January 1st through February 28th, 2019 (close of business). This application period is for those applying for the class that begins in the Fall of the same year. The evaluation and scoring process of the applications occur in March and April.

Selection process: Applicants are placed in work related discipline groups (Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Forestry, etc.) based on the indicated feedback provided on the application. The applications are then scored based on a points system. All applications, regardless of the score, are forwarded to the APSLA Advisory Committee for consideration in the selection meeting that takes place in May. Selection is based on work-related discipline, score, size of agency, status of agency, applicant involvement in additional areas, and essay composition. Formal notification to applicants of their application disposition is made shortly after the selection process is completed. Some applicants may be placed on a short waiting list pending final acceptance of all of those offered an invitation to the class. The 2019-2020 APSLA class roster will consist of thirty (30) class members.

Tuition: 2019-2020 Class tuition is $400, payable in full, no later than December 1st, 2019.

Application: Download here.

Tentative 2019-2020 Class Schedule:

  •  September 12th-13th (Thursday & Friday)
  •  October 11th (Friday)
  •  November 15th (Friday)
  •  December 13th (Friday)
  •  January 17th (Friday)
  •  February 14th (Friday)
  •  March 19th (Thursday)
  •  April 17th (Friday)
  •  May 15th (Graduation - Friday)

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