3270 | Correctional Officer – OC

The Correction Officer Occupational Certificate (OC) trains you for employment as a correctional officer in the state of Florida. The program meets the state requirements as approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Upon successful completion of this occupational program, you will be eligible to take the state certification examination to become a certified 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. obtain authorization from the Director of Public Service prior to registering for all or part of this program.
  2. possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.
  3. be 19 years of age prior to graduation from the Academy.
  4. be a citizen of the United States of America.
  5. submit to a background inquiry prior to admission (additional fee for fingerprint submission)
  6. not have a record of conviction for any felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or domestic violence.
  7. successfully pass a Basic Abilities Test (additional fee) prior to admission.
  8. complete an Academy Application prior to admission.
  9. pass a physical exam for physical fitness training.
*Weapons and uniforms will be provided by the academy.
*You must register for these classes as a “block” of instruction.

Length: 420 contact hours / 14 occupational credits


Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program
ATMS #1190

Chapter Course TitleHours Course Number
1 Introduction to Corrections32 CJK 0300
2 Communications40 CJK 0305
3 Officer Safety16 CJK 0310
4 Facility and Equipement8 CJK 0315
5 Intake and Release18 CJK 0320
6 Supervising in a Correctional Facility40 CJK 0325
7 Supervising Special Populations20 CJK 0330
8 Responding to Incidents and Emergencies16 CJK 0335

 Volume 2 – Florida Basic Recruit Training Program: High Liability

 Chapter Course TitleHours Course Number
 2  CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers 40  CJK 0330
 3  CMS Criminal Justice Firearms 80  CJK 0040
4 CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics80 CJK 0051
6 Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities30 CJK 0340

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