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Application Information

Application period: 
Applications for the class year 2020-2021 will be accepted beginning January 1, 2020. This application period is for those applying for the class that begins in the Fall of the same year. The evaluation and scoring process of the applications occur in March and April. 

Selection process: Applicants are placed in work related discipline groups (Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Forestry, etc.) based on the indicated feedback provided on the application. The applications are then scored based on a points system. All applications, regardless of the score, are forwarded to the APSLA Advisory Committee for consideration in the selection meeting that takes place in May. Selection is based on work-related discipline, score, size of agency, status of agency, applicant involvement in additional areas, and essay composition. Formal notification to applicants of their application disposition is made shortly after the selection process is completed. Some applicants may be placed on a short waiting list pending final acceptance of all of those offered an invitation to the class. The 2019-2020 APSLA class roster will consist of thirty (30) class members.

Tuition: Tuition for the class year 2020-2021 is $500, payable in full no later than December 1st, 2020.

Application: Download here.

Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards and Education Commission
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