CPFTA - Chicago Police and Firefighter Academy

Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the program cost?

Currently, there is no cost for Chicago high school students who participate in CPFTA. However, students who misplace and/or lose their instructional materials, uniforms, etc., must pay to replace any items issued to them.

When do the classes happen?

Class is two days a week: Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Additional classes may be held during a student’s time off from school. Parents and students agree to follow the CPFTA class calendar. Non-public school cadets MUST submit a copy of their school calendar to the site coordinator for verification of days off from school.

Where do classes take place?

For Junior Cadets, classes 1st (Fall) Semester are held at 1338 S Clinton, Chicago, IL 60607 and 2nd (Spring) Semester classes are held at the Chicago Police Education and Training Academy. For Senior Cadets, classes 1st (Fall) Semester are held at the Chicago Police Education and Training Academy and 2nd (Spring) Semester classes are held at 1338 S Clinton, Chicago, IL 60607.

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The Chicago Police Education and Training Academy 1300 West Jackson

 

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1338 S Clinton, Chicago, IL 60607

Do I get credit for these classes?

Yes. CPFTA credit can be used toward your Career Education requirement or as an elective to graduate.

I heard something about summer internships?

All junior cadets have the opportunity to participate in the paid summer internship program through the Youth Ready Chicago summer jobs program. Please visit onesummerchicago.org for more information. Cadets participate in the summer internship between their junior and senior year of the program.