Florida Law Enforcement Academy Career Certificate

For Spring Term 2022, we are offering in-person, hybrid, remote and online courses.  
For more information, view class types

Traditional face-to-face classes held on campus on set days and times. Currently, masks/cloth face coverings and other precautions are strongly recommended.

Take your new career to your community and protect the public. Simulated situations and classroom learning will help you fulfill your responsibility as a law enforcement officer. This program prepares you to receive a Basic Police Standards Certificate required for eligibility to take the state certification exam to become a law enforcement officer.

Related Programs

Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid

Jan. 3:  Application

Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

Other Important Dates »

Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than trade schools.
  • High-tech facilities: Labs are equipped with the latest technologies that simulate real-world job conditions.  
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Florida Law Enforcement Academy
Type: Career Certificate
Major Code: LAW-VC
CIP: 0743010700
Educational Pathway: LAW-VC

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
This course provides an overview of the Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program and the requirements to become a sworn officer. You will learn about basic criminal ethics, ways to avoid compromising interactions, and command structure. You will also receive a basic introduction to the criminal justice system.
In this chapter, you will learn several communication skills that will make you safer and more effective in your work as a law enforcement officer. Officers who possess strong interpersonal skills can respond appropriately and potentially avoid triggering or escalating a crisis situation.
As a law enforcement officer you must have a basic knowledge of the law and be able to apply the law to specific situations. To act properly and effectively as law enforcement officers without infringing on individual rights, you must have an understanding of federal, state and local laws. This course will provide a solid legal foundation to help you perform your duties.
During an investigation, the most important thing you can find is the truth. Conducting lawful and effective interviews is a major component of the investigative process and this requires developing strong note-taking and interviewing skills. In addition, you must learn to write effective reports.
This course will better prepare prospective officers to apply all applicable vehicle operations knowledge and techniques. Lab fee required.
You will respond to a variety of calls for service while on patrol. These calls may involve people with unique challenges, people in crisis, and high-risk groups. This course provides an overview of how to respond safely to the diverse populations you will encounter.
This course will better prepare prospective officers to apply all applicable First Responder knowledge and techniques to emergency situations. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to give the student basic skills and knowledge needed to operate a firearm safely. Lab fee required.
This course provides physical skills training to basic recruits covering the use of force in controlling subjects and for self-defense. Although there is some classroom instruction, most of this course is physical training. Lab fee required.
This course provides an overview of the law enforcement techniques and tactics that officers use while on patrol. This includes the use of communications equipment, community-oriented policing, and office safety and survival skills. It also explains how to respond to non-criminal calls and conduct structure and area searches, and provides resources that officers use while on patrol.
In this course, you will learn how to respond to an incident that has the potential for an arrest by following a basic investigative sequence that focuses on fairness in the process and the outcome.
In this course, you will learn how to respond to an incident involving petit or grand theft and incidents involving a stolen vehicle or property.
In this course, you will learn how to apply the rules and concepts of evidence to a crime scene and follow-up investigation to support a successful prosecution.
In this course, you will learn the structure of the Incident Command System (ICS) and your role when responding to a critical incident. This course provides an overview of law enforcement techniques and tactics used when confronting large-scale or critical incidents. These may include natural disasters, active shooters, exposure to hazardous materials, and explosive devices.
This course introduces the student to the concept of fitness for living. Each student shall have the opportunity to evaluate one's self and engage in a planned program for fitness.
This chapter will provide you with the necessary information about traffic statutes and procedures and will lay the foundations for you to practice excellent traffic enforcement. This includes directing traffic, issuing citations, and handling unattended, abandoned or disabled vehicles.
At the end of this lesson, you will know how to professionally interact with people during a traffic stop. Traffic stops are tense, and how you interact with those in the vehicle could shape the way they view law enforcement in their community.
At the end of this lesson, you will know the basic steps of traffic crash management and how to safely approach a traffic crash scene. This approach includes responding to, assessing and protecting the scene; gathering and evaluating information and evidence; returning the scene to the normal condition; taking appropriate enforcement action; and documenting the crash.
This chapter provides information on how a law enforcement officer detects impaired driving, administers field sobriety tests, makes arrests when appropriate and records the evidence of a DUI (driving under the influence) offense.
In this course you will learn the legal and use of force aspects of using a stun gun or CEW, how using a stun gun or CEW affects the human body and how to operate a stun gun or CEW safely.
Total Hours: 770