Basic Class Schedule


West Virginia State Police Academy

2023 & 2024 Training Schedule

​Applications are logged in by the date the completed packet is received.  Applicants will be invited to the first available Basic Class based on the order in which the completed application packet is received.

The West Virginia State Police Academy has no "backlog" or "waitlist" for officers to attend a Basic Class

​Course dates are subject to change dependant upon enrollment or public health crisis

​193rd Basic Class

June 5 - September 15

Physical Ability Test: May 29, 2023

195th Basic Class

January 15 through April 27, 2024

Physical Ability Test: January 9, 2024​

​197th Basic Class

June 24 through October 4, 2024

Physical Ability Test: June 18, 2024
​​​194th Basic Class

August 7 - November 17

Physical Ability Test: July 31, 2023

​196th Basic Class

February 26 through June 7, 2024

​Physical Ability Test: February 20, 2024

​198th Basic Class

August 12 through November 22, 2024

​Physical Ability Test: August 6, 2024


​2024 Recertification / Equivalent Course
Recertification and Equivalency certification is now conducted a "sit-in" course conducted over the 15 weeks of the Basic Officer course period.  Those officers who have petitioned the LEPS committee for recertification or equivalent training to be certified as a law enforcement officer in West Virginia must make application with the WVSP Academy through Mrs. Watson,, or, 304-766-5800


The following items must be completed, and submitted for acceptance into the training program:

Application for Admission to Basic Police Training School.

Medical History Statement and Medical Examination Report. (Included Application Above)

One Federal Bureau of Investigation, Applicant Fingerprint cards (FD-258);

Sticker WVSP 39F (Release of Information) signed and attached to the back of one fingerprint card

Lab test results; Blood Chemistry (chem 20 or equivalent), Complete Blood Count(CBC), Urinalysis, Tuberculosis (Mantoux), Electrocardiogram (ECG - resting), Drug Screening DOH -5 or 8-10 Panel.

The fingerprint cards for admission to a Basic Class may be obtained from:

Michelle Watson​

West Virginia State Police Academy

135 Academy Drive

Dunbar, West Virginia 25064