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LEPL - Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia

Professional education / Admission procedures

How to enter the MIA Academy?

LEPL Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs offers all concerned basic training courses as follows:

  • Patrol-inspector training course - 3 months (13 weeks);
  • Neighborhood inspector training course - 4 months (14 weeks and 3 days);
  • Training course for Border Police of Land Border Defense Department - 5 months (19 weeks and 4 days);
  • Border police and controller special professional training course - 2 month (5 weeks and 2 days).

Steps of the admission procedure are as follows: Applying, Testing, Interview, Check of overall health and level of physical preparation. While Testing and Interviews are held by the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Check of overall health and level of physical preparation are held in the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

 

Applicants should complete an application form and on weekdays submit it in the Ministry branch (opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m.) where they are interested in working, if this branch has the capacity to take on new staff. However, if such a branch does not exist, then application should be submitted in the main personnel department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Application Documents:

  • ID card copy;
  • Diploma copy;
  • Passport size photo (3X4 cm);
  • Driving license copy (only in case an applicant is applying for patrol-inspector training course).

If an applicant and the submitted documents meet the requirements of the Legislation of Georgia, the main personnel department of the Ministry or the appropriate branch of the Ministry provides the Academy with the information regarding the applicant.

On the basis of the candidate list provided by appropriate branch of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Academy provides Testing service. An applicant may see the information regarding Testing date, place and time 10 days earlier. Visit the official web-site of the Academy www.policeacademy.gov.ge.

 

What does Testing consist of?

Testing is conducted in the form of writing or digitally. Test consists of two basic parts (130 questions): IQ and General Test which consists of 6 subparts.



 

  • IQ is a test of nonverbal intelligence. Every question has a point based on its difficulty and specification. IQ’s maximum score is - 156 points.
  • Every correct answer to the questions of general skills and knowledge test is given 1 point, wrong answer – 0 point. Test’s maximum score is 64 points.
  • The total of max scores is 220 points which is a sum of the both tests results (IQ and General Test).
 
A candidate must accumulate a total of at least 130 points in order to pass the test.

Test duration is two and a half hours, including an hour and a half - General Test and one hour - IQ Test.

 

What types of task does the test consist of?

See the sample test:

IQ Test

General Skills

 

 

If a candidate passes the test he/she will be interviewed by representatives of both the Academy and the appropriate branch of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. At the interview a candidate will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

 
  1. General personal characteristics/emotional stability - this criterion assesses general characteristics of a candidate, as well as his/her emotional stability. The latter is evaluated by owning a candidate himself/herself during the interview, including his/her manner of speech and body language.
  2. Education/knowledge - this criterion assesses the relevant knowledge of the education received by a candidate. This reveals a candidate’s attitude toward the past educational processes, as well as his/her level of knowledge of important and topical events ongoing in the country and abroad.
  3. Motivation - this criterion assesses a candidate’s motivation. This parameter is evaluated by a candidate’s level of knowledge and establishing his/her decision.
  4. Faithfulness - this criterion assesses speaking frankly. This parameter is evaluated by a candidate’s manner of speech and content of provided information.
  5. Logical/argumentative reasoning skills - this criterion assesses a candidate’s argumentative speech, as well as his/her ability to evaluate situation and logically form own opinion. This criterion can be evaluated by giving and analyzing a situational example and/or by recalling a situation, which revealed these skills of a candidate.
  6. Candidate’s aptitude-ness for police activity - this criterion assesses a candidate’s attitude toward activities carried out by the law enforcement agencies. This criterion can be evaluated by asking of how a candidate would react in a concrete situation.
  7. Knowledge of the field of future activity chosen by a candidate - this criterion assesses a candidate general knowledge of the field of future activity chosen by him/her. This criterion is evaluated based on the level of knowledge of interview topics published on the Academy’s website.
  8. Values and interests - this criterion assesses a candidate’s values and interests.
 

It is desirable that candidates should examine the following normative acts, in accordance with the selected unit, before the interview:


For candidates for the special professional educational program of Patrol-Inspector Training Course:

  1. Information about the executive organs of authority (president, parliament, government and court authority);
    Source: “The Constitution of Georgia” https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/30346.
  2. Information about police activity;
    Source: Source: “Law of Georgia on Police” (Articles: 1, 3 and 4, Chapters: II and III, Articles: 36, 37, 38, 41 and 43) https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/2047533.
  3. Information about the activities and tasks of the agency where a candidate is going to start service;
    Source: Order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia №993 of December 31, 2013 on “The Approval of the Statute of Patrol Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia”
  4. Police code of ethics;
    Source: Order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia №999 of December 31, 2013 on “The Approval of Georgian Police Code of Ethics and Code of Behavior for Some Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia”.
  5. Information about the structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs;
    Source: Decree of the Government of Georgia №337 of December 13, 2013 on “The Approval of Legislation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia”.

For candidates for the special professional educational program of Neighborhood Inspector Training Course:

  1. Information about the executive organs of authority (president, parliament, government and court authority);
    Source: “The Constitution of Georgia” https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/30346.
  2. Information about police activity;
    Source: Source: “Law of Georgia on Police” (Articles: 1, 3 and 4, Chapters: II and III, Articles: 36, 37, 38, 41 and 43) https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/2047533.
  3. Information about the activities and tasks of the agency where a candidate is going to start service;
    Source: Order of the Minister of the Internal Affairs of Georgia №875 of August 26, 2005 on “The Approval of the Regulations of Territorial Agencies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia”.
  4. Police code of ethics;
    Source: Order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia №999 of December 31, 2013 on “The Approval of Georgian Police Code of Ethics and Code of Behavior for Some Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia”.
  5. Information about the structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs;
    Source: Decree of the Government of Georgia №337 of December 13, 2013 on “The Approval of Legislation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia”.

For candidates for the special professional educational program of Training Course for Border Police of Land Border Defense Department:

  1. Information about the executive organs of authority (president, parliament, government and court authority);
    Source: “The Constitution of Georgia” https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/30346.
  2. Information about police activity;
    Source: Source: “Law of Georgia on Police” (Articles: 1, 3 and 4, Chapters: II and III, Articles: 36, 37, 38, 41 and 43) https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/2047533.
  3. Information about the activities and tasks of the agency where a candidate is going to start service;
    Source: Order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia №786 of June 21,2006 on “The Approval of the Statute of Subordinate State Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs – Border Police of Georgia” (Articles: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8)
  4. Police code of ethics;
    Source: Order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia №999 of December 31, 2013 on “The Approval of Georgian Police Code of Ethics and Code of Behavior for Some Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia”.
  5. Information about the structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs;
    Source: Decree of the Government of Georgia №337 of December 13, 2013 on “The Approval of Legislation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia”.
  6. General Geography (Cardinal directions, Continents etc.) and Geography of Georgia (the geographic features of Georgia, including main peaks of Georgia, main mountain passes, main rivers, administrative territorial division of Georgia and adjacent states).

A candidate may visit the official site of the MIA Academy www.policeacademy.gov.ge to see the result of his/her interview, within 2 days of getting final results.

 


Further details see here:

Rules for admission to a special professional educational program

Testing or/and interviewing rules at LEPL MIA Academy of Georgia

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