From submitting your application to admission to registration, WITC is available to help guide you through the admissions process. To help you successfully complete this program, WITC has developed a set of program requirements and functional ability criteria. For students with a disability, reasonable accommodations are available to help you be successful in the program of your choice.
The first step to get admitted is to fill out a WITC application, and WITC will guide you from there. If you're not quite ready to become a student, visit a campus to get the full WITC experience. A campus tour will give you the opportunity to meet staff, instructors and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for the campus culture.
• Have earned a high school diploma or GED certificate
• Have achieved an associate degree from a Wisconsin Technical College System district or its accredited equivalent from another state; OR have earned at least 60 accredited college credits. The 60‐college credit standard is defined in terms of semester credits. Quarter credits may be converted to semester credits by multiplying quarter credits by two‐thirds. Generally, 90 quarter credits are equivalent to 60 semester credits. Applicants must provide an official college transcript.
• Submit Background Check fee
• Complete physical fitness assessment
• Attend a mandatory program orientation session
• If employed, the employing agency must provide a copy of completed form DJ‐LE‐303, Verification of Employment Standards and Application for Certification, to enroll an officer in preparatory training. This form documents that the student has met all of the required employment standards.
• Complete form DJ-LE-310, Student Authorization for Release of Information.
• Sign and acknowledge compliance with the Criminal Justice Studies, Law Enforcement Academy, Jail Academy Handbook, Grading Policy and Program Rules, Penalties, and Grievance Procedures
• Complete an oral interview with a panel of criminal justice executives or with teaching or counseling staff affiliated with the training school.
• Undergo a criminal history records check. An unpardoned felony conviction or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence conviction will prohibit a student from attending the unified tactics portion of preparatory law enforcement officer training, and will prohibit employment as a law enforcement officer.
• Undergo a physical assessment. A physical assessment will be conducted to verify that the applicant can meet the physical standards required. The assessment will be conducted by a licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner utilizing the Physician’s Assessment form (DJ‐LE‐ 332), or a form similar to DJ‐LE‐332, which provides the physician with a job description on which to base the assessment. The applicant will also complete a personal medical history, a copy of which is to be submitted to the examining physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant for reference.
• Possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or other such valid operator’s permit recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as authorizing operation of a motor vehicle.
• Be at least 18 years of age and a United States citizen, and complete form DJ‐LE‐322, Birth Certificate Verification, to provide verification of age and citizenship.
If using Macintosh or Linux based computers, coursework must be submitted using your Office365 tools provided with your WITC email account. It is important to verify with your Program Faculty if non-Windows based computers are acceptable in the program.