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Application Information

Application period: Application period for Class 2019-2020 is now closed. 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.


2019-2020 Class Schedule:

September 12 & 13, 2019

  • Thursday Morning: Individual & Group Pictures; Program Overview for the Year

  • Thursday Afternoon: Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator assessments

  • Thursday Evening: Structured introductions - planned networking

  • Friday: What is Leadership?

4H complex (over-night stay on site required)
Lay Lake, Columbiana, AL


October 11, 2019
Public Finance/Budgeting
Madison Police Department Training Room, 100 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758


November 15, 2019
Media Relations
Hoover Public Safety Building


December 13, 2019
Ethics 
Pelham Recreation Center, 2020 Ballpark Road, Pelham, AL 35124


January 17, 2020
Strategic Management 
Columbia Southern University


February 14, 2020
Human Resources Management
University of West Alabama, Livingston


March 19, 2020 (Date tentative - subject to Legislator availability)
Legislative Affairs
Alabama State House


April 17, 2020
Joint Operations in Emergency Management
Auburn University


May 15, 2020
Class/Graduation 
Alabama Fire College


Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards and Education Commission
2501 Phoenix Dr - Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405   |   Toll Free: 1(800)241-2467   |   Fax: (205)391-3757