Civilians or sworn police officers may attend this Phase I training.

Cadets must:
  1. be citizens or residents of the United States of America;
  2. not have been convicted of a felony;
  3. possess either a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED).
Entrance requirements for Cazenovia College's Extended Learn

There are no minimum or maximum age requirements for cadets. However, it should be noted that pursuant to §58 of the Civil Service Law, a candidate seeking permanent appointment to a police officer title must be twenty years of age as of the date of appointment, and not more than thirty-five years of age as of the date when the applicant takes the written examination. Time spent on military duty or on terminal leave, not exceeding a total of six years, shall be subtracted from the age of any applicant who has passed his or her thirty-fifth birthday.