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The Office of Professional Learning Reviews

Here's your roadmap to finishing your University degree faster with PLR credits from Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer Basic Training (PA Act 120).

How many college credits is it worth?

The most current University review identified up to 15 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer Basic Training (PA Act 120). A student's credit eligibility is determined according to the submission of appropriate documentation as well as the documented date of successful training completion. If you completed your training outside the effective dates listed in the following table, check the notes below the table for any reference to an earlier University review.

The training components have been divided into the following courses:
(TIP: Hover over each column heading for a description)

Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer Basic Training (PA Act 120)
TESU Course
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
Introduction to Criminal Justice3AOJ-1021/1/1988-6/30/2013 AOJ.POL.PA
Physical Fitness2AOJ-1591/1/1988-6/30/2013 AOJ.POL.PA
Police Firearms & Defense3AOJ-1801/1/1988-6/30/2013 AOJ.POL.PA
Criminal Procedures2AOJ-2121/1/1988-6/30/2013 AOJ.POL.PA
Criminal Law3AOJ-2511/1/1988-6/30/2013 AOJ.POL.PA
Emergency Medical First Responder2AOJ-2851/1/1988-6/30/2013 AOJ.POL.PA

Note: Students may apply these PLR credits at Thomas Edison State University to any part of a degree program, including the area of study, as long as they are appropriate and do not exceed the limitation of transferable credits from any one source. Degree programs related to your PLR credits are listed next under “What can I study?”

What can I study? top of page


How do I get started? top of page

  • Submit documentation of successful completion

    Students should download and submit this cover sheet along with a notarized copy of their Police Academy credential indicating completion of basic training as per PA Act 120 to:
    Office of the Registrar, Thomas Edison State University, 111 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608.


Can I transfer PLR credit to another institution? top of page

If you are seeking to transfer the PLR credits to another college, the decision whether or not to accept these credits in transfer rests with that college. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the receiving institution's academic policy will allow transfer of each credit. Thomas Edison State University offers a non-degree service called Individual Learning Account that may be helpful.

If you would like to request a copy of the PLR report for a particular organization or credential, please email your request to and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your complete mailing address
  • Name of Reviewed Organization or Credential
  • Date you completed course(s), program, or credential

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