Cadets will attend mandated law enforcement training at the DNR Game Warden Academy located at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, GA.
Cadets who have previously been POST Certified as a Peace Officer in Georgia, and are in good standing with POST, will only be required to attend the 14-week Game Warden Academy.
Cadets who are not POST Certified Peace Officers in Georgia will be required to successfully complete the 11-week Basic POST Certification for Peace Officers Course, and will then be required to successfully complete the 14-week Game Warden Academy.
After successful completion of the DNR Game Warden Academy, the next step in the training process is a 4 to 6-month probationary field-training program. Game Wardens also receive annual in-service training updates consisting of a minimum of 20 hours each year.