3274 | Correctional to Correctional Probation  

The Correctional to Correctional Probation Occupational Certificate (OC) program trains you for employment as a probation officer in the state of Florida, and it meets the state requirements as approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. If you hold a corrections officer certification, you may “crossover” to correctional probation. Upon successful completion of this occupational program, you will be eligible to take the state certification examination to become a certified parole/probation officer. You must attend all sessions of training and score a minimum of 80 percent on all examinations per administrative rule.

Special Admission Requirements

You must:

  1. Have a four-year degree.
  2. Be a certified corrections officer.
  3. Obtain authorization from the Director of Public Service prior to registering for all or part of this program.
  4. Complete an Academy Application prior to admission.
  5. Successfully pass a basic abilities test (additional fee) prior to admissio
  6. Submit to a background inquiry prior to admission (additional fee for fingerprint submission)

Length: 194 contact hours / 6.47 occupational credits


 CJK 0230Correctional Probation Legal and Communications 18
 CJK 0231Correctional Probation Supervision 57
 CJK 0232Correctional Probation Investigations 30
 CJK 0273Correctional Probation Caseload Management 40
 CJK 0276Correctional Probation Management Information Systems 27
 CJK 0235Probation Officer Wellness 14
 CJK 0393Crossover Program Updates 8

NOTE: Courses, hours, and requirements are subject to change as determined and required by the state of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.