Transition Academy - Southwestern Illinois College

The Transition Course is designed for a part time law enforcement officer who has successfully completed the Part Time Basic Law Enforcement Course, passed the certification exam, and has moved into a full time law enforcement classification for his employing agency.

An officer is registered into the course through the waiver process.  A Form E, Notice of Appointment for Full-time Classification and a Full-time Waiver Request application must be filed with ILETSB to enroll the officer in the course.

Form E’s and Waivers must be all done via LEDI, Waiver Applications must be fully processed to enroll the officer. The law enforcement agency sponsoring the full time officer will receive a letter in response to the waiver application indicating the officer has been enrolled.

Upon receipt of this waiver letter, call the Academy for further directions — 618-222-5396.

The purpose of this course is to reinforce previous training in critical duties and responsibilities, as well as introduce concepts that may not have been examined in previous training. There is an online component and an in-person component. Additional details in the information packet below.

Application and Enrollment Process: 

  1. Open and complete the Application for Admission and Indemnification Documents – email or mail to Academy.
  2. Read thoroughly and follow all steps in Transition Course Information Packet and ILETSB Transition Course Information Packet- OLN.
  3. Complete the online prerequisite transition course prior to start of the in-person session.

Upcoming Transition Course

Session 23-B

Application Deadline Friday, May 19, 2023
Online Course Deadline Monday, May 29, 2023
Start Date Monday, June 5, 2023
Ending Date  Friday, June 16, 2023

Session 23-C

Application Deadline Friday, August 25, 2023
Online Course Deadline Monday, September 4, 2023
Start Date Monday, September 11, 2023
Ending Date  Friday, September 22, 2023

Session 23-D

Application Deadline Friday, November 10, 2023
Online Course Deadline Monday, November 20, 2023
Start Date Monday, November 27, 2023
Ending Date  Friday, December 8, 2023

Program Costs

Tuition with housing and meals:  $1500

Contact information:

Office: 618-222-5396
Fax: 618-236-1094
Address: 2300 West Main Street, Belleville, IL 62226