3340 | Florida Law Enforcement Academy

The Law Enforcement program trains you to become a law enforcement officer in the state of Florida. It is approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for meeting state requirements for law enforcement officer training. By completing the program successfully, you receive a Career Certificate (CC) and are eligible to take the state certification examination to become a certified law enforcement officer. You must attend all sessions of training and score a minimum of 80% on all examinations per Administrative Rule.

Special Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into the program, you must:

  1. Obtain authorization from the Director of the Criminal Justice Academy 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 the academy application process, only if you did not complete this application when applying to the college. This application is part of the Admissions application.
  9. Pass a physical exam for physical fitness training

      * See Academy staff for list of required equipment.

      * You must register for these classes as a “block” of instruction.

Length: 770 contact hours / 25.7 occupational credits

Volume 1 – Florida Basic Recruit Training Program: Law Enforcement

Course Title Hours Course Number
Introduction to Law Enforcement 12 CJK 0002
Communications LE 24 CJK 0016
Legal 64 CJK 0018
Interviewing and Report Writing 56 CJK 0019
Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations 48 CJK 0020
Serving Your Community 34 CJK 0021
First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers 40 CJK 0031
Criminal Justice Firearms 80 CJK 0040
Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics 80 CJK 0051
Fundamentals of Patrol 40 CJK 0063
Crimes Against Persons 48 CJK 0072
Crimes Involving Property and Society 12 CJK 0073
Crime Scene Follow-up Investigations 34 CJK 0079
Critical Incidents 44 CJK 0093

Criminal Justice Officer Physical Fitness

Training/Law Enforcement

60 CJK 0096
Traffic Incidents 12 CJK 0400
Traffic Stops 24 CJK 0401
Traffic Crash Investigations 30 CJK 0402
DUI Traffic Stops 24 CJK 0403
Conducted Electrical Weapon/Dart-Firing Stun Gun 4 CJK 0421
Total 770  
NOTE: Courses, hours, and requirements are subject to change as determined and required by the State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.