I have searched through the forums and cannot find an answer. I was wondering if you need an LTC class A prior to attending the Reserve/Intermittent Academy? I am 20 years old and want to attend the academy. I would have a police chief sponsor but would be "self sponsoring" myself in the academy (paying the tuition, getting my own gear, etc.) so I would not be getting a department issued firearm. Would I be able to attend the academy under 21 years old as a "self sponsor"?