3344 | Law Enforcement to Correctional

This Occupational Certificate (OC) program trains you to become a corrections 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 law enforcement officer training certificate and passed the State Certification Examination, you may “crossover” to corrections. Upon successful completion of this occupational program, you will be eligible to take the state certification examination to become a certified corrections officer. You must attend all sessions of training and per Administrative Rule, score a minimum of 80 percent on all examinations.

Special Admission Requirements:

  1. Must be a certified law enforcement officer or have successfully completed the Basic Law Enforcement Academy and pass the state certification examination.
  2. Obtain authorization from the Director of the Public Service Academy prior to registering for all or part of this program.
  3. Submit to a background inquiry prior to admission (additional fingerprint fee).
  4. Not have a record of conviction for any felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or domestic violence.
  5. Successfully pass a basic abilities test (additional fee).
  6. Complete the academy application process. 

Length: 198 contact hours

Course TitleCourse NumberCourse Hours
Introduction to CorrectionsCJK 030032
CommunicationsCJK 030540
Officer SafetyCJK 031016
Facility and EquipmentCJK 03158
Intake and ReleaseCJK 032018
Supervising in a Correctional FacilityCJK 032540
Supervising Special PopulationsCJK 033020
Responding to Incidents and EmergenciesCJK 033516
Cross-Over Program UpdatesCJK 039318
Total 198