This Florida Law Enforcement Academy program prepares students to receive a Basic Police Standards Certificate that is required to become eligible to take the State Certification Test to obtain a position as a police officer in Florida.
This program is approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Admission requirements and selection criteria may be obtained from the College's Admissions Office.
This is a limited-access program. Candidates must:
- Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
- Be at least 19 years of age;
- Provide an official transcript(s) indicating successful completion of a standard high school diploma or equivalent;
- Submit a completed Law Enforcement/Corrections/Crossover application;
- Have a valid Florida driver's license;
- Have no felony convictions;
- Have no Misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statements, moral turpitude or Domestic Violence;
- Be a U.S. Citizen;
- Have been honorably discharged from the Military service (DD214);
- Complete the CJBAT (Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) and receive a score of "Pass"
- Effective July 1, 2022, section 943.17(1)(g), Florida Statute states: "...a person is not required to take the basic skills examination and assessment instrument before entering a law enforcement officer basic recruit training program if he or she is a veteran as defined in s.101(14) with an honorable discharge or holds an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university."
Priority admission may be given to applicants based on a review of the following areas:
- Education level
- Law enforcement experience
- Military experience
- Driving history/ Criminal history
- Drug use
- Tentative offer of employment
Total program hours: 770