The NEW OACP has replaced the ATS PATI. Please Click Here for more information.
You've signed up for the Ontario Police Membership. You're ready to get this done!
You want to make your studying efficient and productive to move on to your policing career as soon as possible.
Here are 5 ways to get prepared for your OACP faster:
1. Set up a work space.
If you have a space set aside that's quiet and used just for the purpose of studying, your brain will cue into this activity faster. Ramp it up by putting a picture of an officer with your name on his badge by your work space. Simple, but effective.
2. Set up a work routine.
Linking your studies with another daily activity will help you settle down and get to work sooner. For example, most clients work out daily - simply add on watching a video and doing a quiz before going to the gym. Find out what works for you - this will help once you're at Ontario Police College. Think of it as training for the courses to come.
3. Get organized.
Supplies at hand are essential so that you're not leaving your work space to go and find paper, pencils, and other items. Once you leave the area, the chances of getting distracted are higher.
4. Figure out a plan of attack.
The one thing productive people have in common is that they make SMART goals. Google this if you're not familiar with the term. Ideal exposure to the material is in a cycle of 45 minutes with a 15 minute break. You can repeat this cycle, but make sure to build in the break for each hour.
5. Get accountable.
Having a log of activities, a calendar that you can check off your accomplishments on, and an accountability person can all really help you get going and keep going.
At the end of the day, if you show up and do the work on a consistent basis, you WILL achieve your goals!
(Once you are an Ontario Police Member, you will find a Study Plan for the Video Course and beyond in "Overview", which will show up once you are registered.)
Years of experience in helping clients through the OACP and through ECI Interviews ... never underestimate the power of having an expert to help guide you through the process with great teaching.