National Park Ranger

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Instruction at the Colorado Northwestern National Park Service approved Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (S.L.E.T.P.) Academy meets or exceeds Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (F.L.E.T.C.) requirements. Upon Graduation students will recieve a FLETA accredited NPS/FLETC SLETP certificate. We offer additional training for Taser, N.H.T.S.A. DUI/SFST/HGN, patrol rifle (AR-15), radar and certifications that will upgrade your credentials for obtaining seasonal employment. We utilize a Chief Ranger for the Academy who will be with you in the classroom, labs, and practical exercises to help you obtain an in depth understanding and appreciation for the L.E. Ranger role within the National Park Service. The Chief Ranger, Staff and Faculty strive to help you gain employment once you have successfully completed the academy. 

***IMPORTANT - Successful graduation from the academy requires the passing of the Physical Efficency Battery (PEB). FLETC standards dictate thal all NPS Law Enforcement Officers be at the 25 percentile or better in each event to obtain employment. The 3 events that the officer/recruit must pass are the 1.5 mile run, the max push bench press and the Illinois Agility Run. FLETC PEB requirements can be found:

Seasonal Law Enforcment Training Program Summary



76 Hours

Behavioral Science

36 Hours

Enforcement Operations

31 Hours

Patrol Procedures

103 Hours


66 Hours


36 Hours

Physical Techniques

52 Hours


Aditional Certifications

* Additional Costs apply


10 Hours

Patrol Rifle

16 Hours


10 Hours

N.H.T.S.A. DUI/SFST/HGN with Wet Lab

24 Hours

Incident Command System (ISC100)

4 Hours

Wild Land Firefighting (S130, S180, S190) (Optional)*

40 Hours

Emergency First Responder (Optional)*

40 Hours

Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR) (Optional)*

40 Hours