Apply to the PELP

PELP applications are now being accepted.

  • January 15, 2022 deadline for admittance to 2022 cohorts.

Note before starting an application.
All DHS components require their employees to apply through their training and education department before submitting an official application on the CHDS website. If you are a DHS employee, see the list of the points of contact for each component.

Note before starting an application.
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Naval Postgraduate School adheres to federal, state and local guidelines. Only vaccinated individuals will be allowed in the classroom. Applicants should only apply to CHDS programs if they are able to comply with the vaccination requirement and attend the scheduled in-residence, classroom sessions in-person. Vaccinated students in-residence may be required to wear masks and social distance as guidelines and policy recommend. NPS policies are continually evaluated and may be subject to change. If you have questions, please contact CHDS at

Overview of the Application

  1. Current contact information
  2. Your organization/agency and your position in it
  3. Your resume
  4. Briefly describe your position and the homeland security, public safety, and emergency management aspects of your position. (<2000 characters).
  5. Describe two or three of your most recent significant homeland security-related projects. Briefly describe why those activities are significant to homeland security (<2000 characters).
  6. If you are not the most senior person in your organization, you will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation from that person.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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