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:

  • Be a Chicago resident
  • Be a high school sophomore
  • Complete an on-line application
  • Submit the parental consent form
  • GPA of 2.5 or better upon completing the first two years of high school
  • 95% attendance or better
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • State ID or valid drivers 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 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Interested sophomores can apply on-line at www.cpfta.com beginning February of each year.