Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions by candidates preparing for Training College. Still have questions? Let us know and we will be happy to help.

  • Can you tell me more about the College program and what it will be like to be a cadet at CFOT?

  • What do I need to know?

  • Do I need to go to school for training to become a Salvation Army Officer?

  • How does the rank system work?

  • If I am married, do we both have to become Salvation Army Officers?

  • I have already done theological study. Do I still need to go to the College for Officer Training?

  • Where will I serve as an Officer?

  • What kinds of opportunities are there for Officers in service?

  • Do I have a say in where I will serve as a Salvation Army Officer?

  • I just want to get into ministry! Do I have to go to school for two years?

  • I am a single parent. Can I be a Salvation Army Officer?

  • Do all cadets become Officers?

  • Where do I start the application process?

  • How long does the application process take?

  • When does training begin after my acceptance?