National Park Ranger Certificate Information

Instruction 
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 receive a FLETA accredited NPS/FLETC SLETP certificate. This is good for 3 years and will grant you the opportunity to work as a seasonal LE officer with the NPS. We offer additional training for Taser, N.H.T.S.A. DUI/SFST/HGN, patrol rifle (AR-15), radar that will upgrade your credentials for obtaining seasonal employment. These courses are part of CNCC’s academy, they do not cost extra.

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 Efficiency Battery (PEB). FLETC standards dictate that 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: FLETC

We have had individuals fail this in the last week of academy. If you fail you do not get your certificate. Physical fitness is KEY. If you plan on attending start working out now.

Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program Summary

Legal 76 Hours
Behavioral Science 36 Hours
Enforcement Operations 31 Hours
Patrol Procedures 103 Hours
Firearms 66 Hours
Driving 36 Hours
Physical Techniques 52 Hours

Additional Certifications

* Additional Costs apply

We have been teaching Wild Land Firefighting after classes during the academy term. Emergency First Responder is the week following graduation and FUNSAR is the week after that. If you are planning on taking all courses it will total to 14 weeks.

TASER (Part of Academy) 10 Hours
Patrol Rifle (Part of Academy) 16 Hours
Radar (Part of Academy) 10 Hours
N.H.T.S.A. DUI/SFST/HGN with Wet Lab (Part of Academy) 24 Hours
Incident Command System (ISC100) (Part of Academy) 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