Private Security Academy Application Process
Students must complete all steps in the application process to be considered for acceptance into the Private Security Academy.
The Private Security Academy application must be completed in its entirety to begin the application process.
All Private Security Academy students must also be current Tri-C students. Those who are new to Tri-C or who previously attended but aren’t current students must apply now for regular student admission/readmission and obtain Tri-C acceptance as part of the academy application process.
Current Tri-C students must be in good academic and financial standing with the College and must provide a valid S-Number to attend the academy. Call 216-987-4200 to check your student standing. Acceptance by the College is part of the application process and does not constitute acceptance into the Private Security Academy.
Each applicant must take standardized math and English assessment tests, score at the college level and provide the academy with verification of test completion. Assessments cannot be taken until a Tri-C admissions application is submitted. This process is different from registration. Testing Center locations and hours.
- Self-pay: Payment plans set up after orientation.
- Financial aid and scholarships: Complete a FAFSA online or call 216-987-6000 to obtain a financial aid packet. *Tri-C school code: 003040; Program code: S607
- Veteran benefits
Each applicant must provide a copy of their high school diploma or GED certificate. Attach document and send now.
A complete background check is required by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and is scheduled by the Private Security Academy office. Appointments take place at the KeyBank Public Safety Training Center on the Western Campus and consist of document verification, submission of forms and electronic fingerprinting. Call 216-987-3199 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins not accepted. Bring the following information to your appointment:
- Completed REQUEST FOR WEBCHECK® form
- Driver’s license or state ID
- Social Security card
- Payment of $60 via check, money order, credit or debit card. No cash accepted.