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Ohio Peace Officer Basic Certificate


The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (O.P.O.T.A.) certification is one of the most popular Hocking College certificate programs and can be earned in just one semester. Join our graduates who earn O.P.O.T.A. certification and are immediately eligible for full-time employment.

Apply direct, hands-on practice in our unique classrooms, including our crime lab, firing range and police cruiser. With experienced, certified instructors and hands-on application, our students consistently achieve passing rates on the state-certified exam.

Interested in an associate degree? After successfully completing Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certification, not only are you employable, you have earned credits toward completing Hocking College’s Police Science associate degree in only three more semesters.

How about a bachelor’s degree? After you earn your Police Science associate degree you can continue your education in bachelor degree programs through our articulation agreements with other colleges in Ohio and across the country.

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No Curriculum Available For Ohio Peace Officer Basic Certificate

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