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Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy houses both Commission and Academy staff. Commission staff oversees training requirements and curriculum for peace officers, private security, local corrections, jail personnel, K-9 units, and humane agents, in addition to firearms programs for public defender investigators, bailiffs, probation officers, and parole officers. They also oversee certification standards of peace officers. Academy staff provides instruction in basic, advanced, and technical subjects for the Ohio law enforcement community using the latest research and recommended professional practices.


OPOTA courses for January through June 2021 are now available.  Courses for July through December 2021 will be posted later in the year.  You can also log on to OHLEG to view the course catalog and register online.‚Äč

Be advised that the dorms and cafeteria are closed at the London campus.  Lodging at the Government rate is available at hotels in the London, Springfield and Hilliard areas.

Except for occasional use as a regional training site, the Richfield campus is permanently closed.

For assistance with course registration, please email OPOTARegistration@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or Barry.Newlin@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.

  • Online OPOTA Course Catalog
    View listings of OPOTA courses.
  • eOPOTA Courses
    View courses offered online.

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Exciting new things are happening for law enforcement training. Before we rollout the new platform we need to transfer over any completed class work so you get credit for the work you’ve done. The eOPOTA system will be taken off-line on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 for the migration. This means all users of eOPOTA currently taking a course for a certificate MUST complete the ENTIRE course by 11:59 PM on Monday, May 31, 2021. All completed eOPOTA on-line training records will automatically be transferred to the new platform. However, any courses in mid-completion will not be transferred to the new system.

    In June, the Attorney General’s Office will announce OPOTA Online, our new on-line learning platform. The new platform will be user friendly and contain new training material. We look forward to working with you and hearing your feedback.
  • OPOTC Curriculum
    Log on to OHLEG to view and download training curriculum for OPOTC approved programs.


Continuing Professional Training (CPT) Hours for 2021


Make a Payment

Officer Self Pay: This portal is for those students who are paying for their course themselves.

Officer Self Pay

Agency Pay: This portal is for the agencies who are paying for their students’ course.

Agency Pay


The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission is committed to providing information on our website that is available to as many people as possible.  We strive to meet the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will make every effort to ensure that our communications are accessible to those with special needs.

While we attempt to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of our website.  If you are having a problem with accessing any of the information or forms on these pages due to a disability, please contact us at AskOPOTA@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.