All the Border Guard and Police related education in the Republic of Estonia is concentrated in a single instruction unit, a college of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences located near Pärnu.
The basic studies consist of a 3-year professional higher education, which is performed in the form of day studies. In distance studies, the officials already working in the Police and Border Guard and in prefectures can obtain higher education.
The second educational tier is the Master’s study, which is required for assuming a managerial position. The college also provides vocational training to prepare competent personnel for posts where higher education is not required.