The Explorer Level IV Academy is an advanced program of instruction designed to refine Explorerís skills and
introduce them to the Departmentís cadet training standards. The Level IV Academy is a seven-day, live-in
academy located at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento. In order to qualify for the Level IV Academy, an
Explorer must have successfully completed the Explorer Levels I, II, and III Academies, be at least 20 years
of age, and be in excellent health and physical condition. In addition to Physical Training, Use of Force,
and DUI investigation training, Level IV attendees are given the rare opportunity to drive a patrol vehicle
on the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course as well as participate in live-fire training at the range.
Explorers who attend the Level IV Academy also receive first-hand knowledge about the CHPís testing and
hiring process by filling out a sample application, completing a practice written exam, and participating
in a mock oral interview. The Level IV Academy training is designed for those Explorers who have applied
for, or will be applying for the position of CHP cadet and have demonstrated a commitment to the Department
as well as the Explorer Post.