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Public Safety and Homeland Security

Below is a list of federal, state and local, civilian or government occupations and trainings that APUS has previously reviewed and for which has been able to award transfer credit to students. This is not an all-inclusive list; it is continually updated as new programs are reviewed and potential transfer credit determinations made. When reviewing this list, please consider the following guidelines:

  • For programs listed that include a date range immediately following the title, the program must have been completed within the indicated date range to be guaranteed as acceptable for potential transfer credit.
  • Completed courses, certificates, training, or other programs that fall outside the date range listed will be evaluated based upon ACE recommendations for that specific program. For information on how to search for a program that is not listed and the required process for submitting the necessary documentation to have it reviewed for possible transfer credit, please see our Certificates of Completion page.
  • Some of the programs listed below are followed by 'National CCRS'. APUS is among the Cooperating Colleges and Universities of the National College Credit Recommendation Service (CCRS), formerly known as National PONSI. The evaluation of these indicated programs will be based on the National CCRS credit recommendations.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

  • Border Patrol Academy - Immigration and Naturalization Service Police Training
         Program (2001 - Present)
  • Border Patrol Agent Basic Training (1/1970 - 12/1999)
  • Border Patrol (U.S.) Basic Academy (2006 - Present)
  • Criminal Investigator Training Program (6/1970 - Present)
  • Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Basic (2009 - Present)
  • Customs and Border Protection Integrated Training Program (2004 - Present)
  • Customs Inspector Basic Training Course (1/1992 - 12/1999)
  • Customs Inspector Basic Training (2002 - Present)
  • Department of the Treasury Eighteen Week Police Training Program (1988 - Present)
  • Driver Instructor Training Program (DITP) (2001)
  • Federal Air Marshal Service Training (2002 - Present)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deportation Training Program (2005 - Present)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention and Deportation
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Training (ICESAT)
         Program (2008 - Present)
  • Immigration Basic Training Program (1997)
  • Immigration Detention Enforcement Officer Basic Program (1/1998 - Present)
  • Immigration Officer Basic Training Course (1/1980 - Present)
  • Immigration Special Agent Basic Training Program (1/1994 - 1999)
  • Introductory Intelligence Analyst Training Program
  • Investigator General - Non Criminal Investigator Training (6/2008 - Present)
  • Land Management Training Program (7/1993 - 8/1995)
  • Land Management Training Program (1998 - 2003)
  • Law Enforcement Instructor Training Program (1998 - 2003)
  • Marine Law Enforcement Training Program (7/1992 - Present)
  • Mixed Basic Police Training (11/1990 - Present)
  • Transportation Security Administration Training
  • Uniformed Police Training Program (10/2001 - Present)
  • U.S. Customs Service Academy - Senior Inspector Training (2002 - Present)
  • U.S. Customs Service Inspector Training Program (1992 - 1999)
  • U.S. Customs Service Integrated (1998 - Present)
  • U.S. Marshall’s Service Deputy U.S. Marshall Training (2003 - Present)
  • U.S. Marshall’s Service Integrated Training (1995 - Present)
  • U.S. Park Police (Before 1999)
  • U.S. Park Police Eighteen Week Basic Training Program (1995)
  • U.S. Park Police Integrated Basic Training Program (1999 - Present)
  • U.S. Park Police Seventeen Week Basic Training Program (1988)
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Training Program (2004)

Police Academy/Law Enforcement Training

Most state and local basic training programs for law enforcement, police officers, or peace officers are accepted for transfer credit review if the student submits the appropriate documentation of completion. These programs will generally fall under our internal recommendation policies for either Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) or Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST). General guidelines for a training program to qualify for one of these recommendations are:

  • BLET - a minimum of 400 contact hours incorporated in the training program and a completion date after January 1, 1990.
  • POST - documentation of completion for a certified POST course, including dates of completion.
  • Programs for corrections, detention, reserve officers, radar, taser, or other specialized trainings DO NOT fall under these policies and are NOT acceptable for transfer credit review.

Below is a list of training programs APUS has evaluated and been able to award transfer credit for that do not fall under the BLET or POST recommendations.

  • Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons Introduction to Correctional Techniques Phase II
  • Department of Veteran Affairs - Basic Police Officer Course
  • Detroit Metropolitan Police Academy (1989 - 1990)
  • Federal Reserve LE Basic Training (2009 - Present)
  • Franklin County Sheriff's Office - Washington State (2007 - Present)
  • Illinois Basic Police Training (Version III) (2005 - Present)
  • Metropolitan Police Department - Washington D.C. (1/1979 - 4/1979)
  • New York City Police Department  National CCRS
  • New York State Division of State Police  National CCRS
  • North Carolina Basic Highway (119th Fast Track) Patrol School
  • Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy - Basic Deputy School (2000 - Present)
  • Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy - In-Service Training  see Internal Policy
  • Ohio Peace Officer - Basic Training Program (Eastland Police Academy) (9/1996 - 12/1996)
  • Ohio Peace Officer Training (1/2007 - Present)
  • Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - Commercial Motor Vehicle Investigation and
         Inspection Level I (2005 - Present)
  • Southern Police Institute - Admin Officer's Course (1994 - Present)
         offered through the University of Louisville - OFFICIAL university transcript required
  • U.S. Marine Corps Police Academy (Civilian) (1999 - Present)
  • Wisconsin State Patrol Academy (12/2002 - Present)


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Coursework

(National Emergency Training Center, Emergency Management Institute, National Fire Academy)

Coursework completed through an official FEMA program will fall under APUS’ FEMA Coursework Internal Recommendation Policy.


Fire Academy Training

Firefighter certifications from IFSAC or ProBoard accredited agencies will fall under APUS' Firefighter Certifications Internal Recommendation Policy.

  • Firefighter Certification
  • Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) Fire Recruit Training Program see Internal Policy
  • Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
  • Nassau County Fire Service Academy  National CCRS
  • New York City Fire Department  National CCRS 


National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

Only NREMT-issued certifications are accepted for potential transfer credit award. Certificates of completion and certifications for EMS/EMT courses issued by state, county, or local agencies are NOT acceptable for transfer credit.

See our NREMT Certifications internal policy page for a list of acceptable certifications and their corresponding transfer credit recommendations.