Police Chief Certification Program

Certification Opportunity for Members & Non-Members

The primary goal of the ILACP Voluntary Police Chief Certification Program is to contribute substantially to enhancing police chief professionalism in the State of Illinois. The certification and re-certification process will allow for continuous professional growth and educational development. The program offers an opportunity for candidates to demonstrate a higher level of competence in their profession. We will strive for continuous improvement, so your input and suggestions are welcome. Confidentiality will be maintained throughout the process.

All police chiefs, deputy chief, commanders, or equivalent with at least ten years of full-time law enforcement experience may apply. Any rank below commander needs an official written endorsement from the chief executive officer of the applicant’s agency to apply. Certification fees are reduced for ILACP members.

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Certified Police Chiefs in Illinois   

ILACP is pleased to recognize Illinois police chiefs who have completed the certification process.  

Program Materials

Applications & Forms

Return your completed application via email to [email protected]. Payment of $360 for ILACP members or $445 for non-members is required with the submission of the initial application. Renewals are $200 if you are a current chief or $100 if you are retired. After a review of your application, if you do not have enough points for eligibility, your application fee will be refunded minus a $50 administration fee.

QUESTIONS? Contact Carmen Elliott at 217.523.3765 or [email protected].