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Current Courses

Entrance Exam Testing dates

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  • June 22 - 23, 2023 at the Vermont Police Academy

  • September 28 - 29, 2023 at the Essex Police Department

  • November 16 - 17 at West Dover Fire Department

ARIDE Refresher Course

The ARIDE Refresher course was developed for law enforcement officers who have attended the 16-hour in-person ARIDE course. It is designed to provide the officers with key concepts taught in the full two-day training through an interactive web-based format to refresh their skills.

NHTSA's ARIDE training is a 16-hour, in-person instructor-led course that builds on the skills of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to enhance a law enforcement officer's ability to detect impaired driving and enforce relevant laws.  With the development of the 4-hour ARIDE Refresher eLearning course, officers trained in ARIDE can refresh their skills without having to attend an in-person course; instead, they can access the course when their schedule allows, from anywhere with an internet connection.  Featuring highly skilled and well-trained subject matter experts from across the country, this course will allow learners to re-engage with the material from the in-person course while testing their knowledge through realistic scenarios and testing before, during, and after the training.

Officers can sign up for an account to access the training at  It requires minimal information and gives the officer access to all courses offered through the LMS. All courses are free and can be taken at the officers’ own pace.

Once your account is created navigate to E-Learning Courses, Drug Awareness & Enforcement, and select Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Refresher.

Upon completion, please provide the certificate of completion and the supporting documentation to Jen Hier ( at the Vermont Police Academy.  You will receive 4 credit hours for this training

Alco-Sensor FST PBT device

  • Online training, click link for more information. 

Baseline Domestic Violence Training

  • June 26

Canine In-service Training

Canine Urban Tracking

  • June 19 - 23

Canine Wilderness Tracking

  • June 5 - 9 at 326 Magalloway Road, Pittsburgh, NH, 03592

Command Leadership Institute

  • May 15 - 19 at the Hartford Police Department
  • Register online at at or call 877-772-7712 for more information.
    The registration fee is $795/student. Class begins at 8:30 am. Dress: business casual.

Communications Training Officer Course

  • June 28 - 29 at the Royalton State Police Barracks

Communications Training Officer Refresher

Crash Investigation for Level II & Waiver Officers

  • July 18 - 19

DMT Supervisor Course

  • May 30. Two sessions are available one at 9:00AM and the other at 1:00PM

DUI Checkpoint Supervisor

  • June 15 at Rutland City Police Department

DUI Detection/SFST Course and DMT Certification

  • October 23 - 27

DRE Training School

DRE Trainings

Entrance Exam Testing dates

  • June 20, 2023
  • July 18, 2023
  • August 15, 2023
  • September 26, 2023
  • October 17, 2023
  • November 7, 2023

Executive Leadership Institute

  • July 24 - 29 at the Hartford Police Department
  • Register online at or call 877-772-7712 for more information. The registration fee is $795/student. Class begins at 8:30 am. Dress: business casual.

Firearms Instructor School (Testing Dates Only)

  • June 26
  • June 27
  • June 28

First Line Supervisors

Glock Armourers Course

Interacting with People Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

  • June 27

Internal Affairs Investigations

LIDAR Operation Certification

  • November 3

NCIC FSTO/LFSTO - FBI National Crime Information Center

The FBI requires new or returning personnel who require access to their National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to be both NCIC and CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services) certified. Registration for this online training experience is required, and submitted by your agency’s NCIC TACs (Terminal Agency Coordinators) to Jennifer Mucha via email at

NHTSA Doppler Radar Operator Certification

  • November 2

Fingerprinting Re-Certification

  • Police officers are required by Vermont statute to be re-certified every 3 years, following the training and certification outlined above, in order to take fingerprints from minors as part of a voluntary identification program. To be recertified, an officer must submit to VCIC a set of prints via electronic capture OR the standard ink and roll method. The prints will be examined for quality, and if acceptable, recertification will be granted. If the prints are found to be unacceptable, the officer will have to re-take the Basic Fingerprinting Certification Course. Please note: recertification is NOT required for the purposes of taking prints as part of an investigation, employment-related background checks, etc.

    Send a set of fingerprints to VCIC C/O Identification Section Supervisor, 42 State Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-130

Patrol Rifle Instructor School

  • May 22 - 26, 2023 at Hale Mountain Fish & Game Club Range 684 Rod and Gun Club Rd., Shaftsbury,VT 05262
  • Register via email at


Radar/Lidar Instructor Development Course

Search and Seizure Law for Cops

  • June 12, 2023 at Hartford Police Department 
  • Register online at

SIG SAUER P320 Armorer Certification

SIG SAUER P365 Armorer Certification

Spillman Dispatcher Training

  • Now an online event please contact Michelle Hunt for more information.

Use of Force Instructor School

  • July 10 - 14