CPFTA - Chicago Police and Firefighter Academy

Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy

Entrance Requirements

TO BE SELECTED FOR THE CPFTA PROGRAM, HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES MUST:

Entrance Requirements

To be selected for the CPFTA program, high school sophomores must:

  • Be a Chicago resident
  • Be a high school sophomore
  • Complete an on-line application
  • Submit the parental consent form
  • GPA of 2.3 or better upon completing the first two years of high school
  • 90% attendance or better
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • State ID or valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Current physical examination (within twelve months)
  • Pass a drug test (urinalysis)
  • Complete a background check, which includes a fingerprinting and no felony arrests and convictions and no gang affiliations
  • Program interview

 

 

Recruitment events are held at high schools, City Colleges of Chicago, and the police and fire academy during the months of February, March, and April. Interested sophomores can apply on-line here beginning February of each year.