Basic Corrections

Apply f​or admissions

COD-PSA Ba​sic Corrections Officer Training Requirements
(Self-Sponsored Recruits Only)

Department of Justice (DOJ) Clearance Letter

Complete the Live Scan Fingerprint application process and submit the DOJ firearms clearance letter that will be sent to you 1-2 weeks later. The letter must be dated within 6 months of the start date of the academy. See locations for Live Scan in the Riverside/San Bernardino County areas or visit any Live Scan location near you.

Medical Clearance

Complete and submit a medical physical examination. You can visit your own physician or a local clinic. Use this Medical Form Document on your physical examination visit. Note: prices are subject to change and a​re approximated. When you make the appointment, make sure of the cost and methods of payment.

DMV Printout

Obtain a printout of your driving record. You can either print it from the DMV website or visit your local DMV office. Again, this printout must also be dated within the preceding 6 months of the start date of the academy.

When the above steps have been completed, assemble your documents in the following order:

  • DOJ Clearance Letter
  • Medical Clearance
  • DMV Print out

​Submit Packet

Bring your completed package to the College of the Desert Public Safety Academy (The PSA is B7 on ​the map). Once your package is received it will be up for review and approval of course registration.

Register for BCOT 010

​Log into Self-Service once approved and register for your BCOT 010 course

​Physical Agility Test

You will be contacted​ by someone at the academy to schedule your Physical Fitness Assessment. This test consists of a 1.5 mile run, sit ups and pushups.​​