The Missouri Safety Center
Central Missouri Police Academy
These five classes constitute the curriculum of the Central Missouri Police Academy (CMPA); a basic Academy that exceeds the 600-hour minimum required for a Class A License. The Academy is licensed by the Missouri Department of Public Safety’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Program. Students who graduate from the academy, and pass the POST exam, are eligible to be licensed Peace Officers and will receive 15 hours of elective credit toward a Bachelor’s degree. These courses are not open enrollment; applicants must first be approved by the CMPA Director. The Central Missouri Police Academy’s Expanded Basic Academy offers approximately 820+ hours of training that spans over two semesters. The two academy sessions are January through June and July through December.
Requirements: 15 Semester Hours
Driver Education (213)
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires successful completion of the following courses to receive a Driver Education Instructor endorsement on a teaching certificate for grades 9-12. The first two courses (DRED 2010 & DRED 2020 ) are taught on-line during the Spring Semester. The remaining two courses (DRED 2030 & DRED 2040 ) are offered during the Summer Semester and have mandatory on-site commitments of 15 hours each for a total of 30 hours. These hours must be scheduled during the Missouri Safety Center’s Summer High School Driver Education program, typically during the month of June each year. If a student has been fully admitted to a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, education specialist degree, or teaching certification program offered at UCM, financial aid can normally be used to help pay the cost to enroll for the above classes.
Requirements: 12 Semester Hours