Class Fees and Dates

The Law Enforcement and Corrections academies are limited-access programs. Students must complete the Seminole State Admissions application process as well as the Criminal Justice Institute application and interview process before gaining acceptance into either program.

To be eligible for in-state tuition and fees, applicants must be residents of the state of Florida for at least 12 months prior to registration. Contact Seminole State's Admissions Office for details.

Daytime Law Enforcement Academy

  • The day program is 18-20 weeks long (770 hours)
  • Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Times may vary according to instructional guidelines.
2014-15 Day Academy Schedule
  • February-July 2014 (application deadline: November 2013)
  • Sept. 29, 2014-March 25, 2015 (application deadline: July 28, 2014)

Nighttime Law Enforcement Academy

  • The night program is 29-31 weeks long (770 hours)
  • Hours:  Monday-Thursday, from 4:45-10 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Times may vary according to instructional guidelines.
2014-15 Night Academy Schedule
  • January-June 2014 (application deadline: November 2013)
  • Aug. 25, 2014-April 15, 2015 (application deadline: July 15, 2014)

Note: We have moved the start date of the nighttime program to begin in August rather than May.

Applicants must attend an information session and take the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) and attend an information session before receiving a Law Enforcement Academy application. The interview, physical assessment test and selection process for the day and night programs takes place approximately six to eight weeks before the first day of classes. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified recruits.

Approximate Fees* (Day and Night Programs)
  • Application Process: $150 + cost of physical (This is an accumulation of costs; there is no application fee for this program.)
  • Tuition/Lab Fee (in-state residents): $2,795
  • Tuition/Lab Fee (out-of-state residents): $8,020
  • Uniforms: $450
  • Books: $100

* Fees are subject to change. Financial aid is available to Law Enforcement Academy students who qualify.

Corrections Academy

  • The Corrections Academy is approximately 16 weeks long (420 hours). 
  • Admission Requirements
  • Times may vary according to instructional guidelines.
2014 Schedule
  • Sept. 15-Nov. 25, 2014
  • Application deadline: Aug. 15, 2014
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m.

Please note: A minimum of 20 students is required for this program.

Applicants must attend an information session and take the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) before receiving a Corrections Academy application. The orientation, physical assesment test and interview process for Corrections Academy takes place approximately four to six weeks before the first day of classes. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified recruits.

Approximate Fees*
  • Application Process: $150 + cost of application (This is an accumulation of costs; there is no application fee for this program.)
  • Tuition/Lab Fee (in-state residents): $1,645
  • Tuition/Lab Fee (out-of-state residents): $5,158
  • Uniforms: $450
  • Books: $20

* Fees are subject to change. Financial aid is not available to students in the Corrections Academy.

Crossover Academy: Corrections to Law Enforcement

This program offers training for certified FDLE corrections officers who want to become certified as law enforcement officers.

2014 Schedule
  • Jan. 13-Aug. 1, 2014
  • Monday-Friday for first several weeks, then Monday-Thursday
  • 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Requirements:

Apply for Admissions to Seminole State to vocational program (code COTLE-VC) and include the following:

  • CJ-BAT for Law Enforcement
  • Copy of FDLE Corrections Certificate or passing State Exam Results
  • Employment Verification letter or Livescan Fingerprint process ($58.50)
  • Official transcripts for Admissions
  • Passport size picture
  • Attend orientation and register and pay for classes

For more information: Contact Terrell Hendrix at 407.708.2333 or hendrixr@seminolestate.edu.

Please note: A minimum of 20 students is required for this program. We are currently accepting applications.

Approximate Fees*
  • Tuition: $1,600
  • Books: $50

* Fees are subject to change.

Crossover Law Enforcement to Corrections

Dates: TBA

For more information, please contact Terrell Hendrix at 407.708.2333, or email him at hendrixr@seminolestate.edu.

Auxiliary Law Enforcement Academy

The Auxiliary Law Enforcement Academy takes place on Seminole State's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.

  • Orientation/Information Session: Date to be determined
  • Next Academy: Date to be determined

Please note: A minimum of 20 students is required for this program. Interested students may also contact a local sheriff's office for more information on their programs. Due to the volunteer nature of this position, the need to hold this academy is based on local law enforcement agencies' recruiting efforts for this position.

Approximate Fees*
  • Tuition: TBD
  • Books: TBD

* Fees are subject to change.

Want more info? Contact us.

Criminal Justice Institute
407.708.2220
Fax: 407.322.1309
Office: PS-100
Campus: Sanford/Lake Mary

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