Criminal Justice Advanced & Specialized Training

Advanced and specialized classes are available for certified Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers in the state of Florida. The Criminal Justice Institute offers advanced and specialized courses to maintain officer's mandatory retraining requirements. Most of our advanced and specialized classes are free under the FDLE Trust Fund Budget, but we give seat priority to officers of the Seminole County region.  For more information on state-offered online courses, visit the FDLE Mandatory Retraining Information Page.

Program Details

To register:

  • Contact your training supervisor.  
  • You may also contact Seminole State by calling 407.708.2187 or emailing  Teresa Rollins

To register for any advanced or specialized training classes:

Note: as of April 4, 2013, we no longer require a training registration form and a college registration form. Both forms have been combined. 

Seminole State College's Geneva Center is now home to Seminole County's only fully operational Public Safety Training Complex and Driving Track. All the law enforcement officers in Seminole County – more than 1,000 – will train at the Center at least once a year. Another 200 Seminole State criminal justice students will use the facility each year. For additional information:

We would like to hear from you. Contact us and share your ideas on what other advanced and specialized training courses you would like to see offered in the future. All comments and suggestions are welcome. For more information regarding advanced and specialized training, call 407.708.2333, or email Terrell Hendrix.

This is an advanced/specialized training course for law enforcement or corrections officers. The Instructor Techniques Course was organized and developed to enhance the criminal justice officer's knowledge, skills, and ability to provide efficient and effective training to fellow criminal justice personnel in skill or subject areas dictated by local need. Students should have successfully completed the basic recruit training course or have been exempted and possess sufficient experience and background in the area of public or community relations to have mastered the standard core of knowledge. Officers who successfully complete the Florida General Instructor course may apply this course toward satisfying their mandatory retraining requirement per Florida statutes. Enrollment is limited. Contact your training officer to reserve a seat or call Seminole State College at 407.708.2187. For a complete schedule of advanced training classes log onto: www.seminolestate.edu/criminaljustice (under Advanced Training.)
This is an advanced/specialized training course for law enforcement or corrections officers. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission's approved Advanced Training Program. It is one in a series of non-sequential general training programs. Courses in the Advanced Training Program, pursuant to Rule 11B-35.006(1), F.A.C., are designed to enhance an officer's knowledge, skills and abilities for the job he or she performs. This course is designed for the law enforcement officer whose duties include speed enforcement to improve the officer's effectiveness in speed enforcement through proper and efficient use of police traffic radar and laser speed measurement devices. Students should have successfully completed the basic training course or have been exempted and possess sufficient experience and background to meet the standard core of knowledge. Officers who successfully complete this course may be eligible for salary incentive payments or may apply this course toward satisfying their mandatory retraining requirements per Florida Statutes. You are required to bring your Department Radar Unit to class.
This is an advanced/specialized training course for law enforcement or corrections officers. This course is a part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission's approved Advanced Training Program. It is one in a series of non-sequential general or specialized career skills training programs. Courses in the Advanced Training Program are designed to enhance an officer's knowledge, skills, and abilities for the job he or she performs. This 40-hour course is designed to introduce the concepts involved in the identification and investigation of narcotics and other controlled substances. It is geared towards Investigators. Students should have successfully completed the basic training course or have been exempted and possess sufficient experience and background to meet the standard core of knowledge. Students successfully completing this course may be eligible for salary incentive or meeting mandatory retraining requirements. Note: this course was updated in 2005. If this course was taken for salary incentive prior to April 2005, officers will not receive additional salary incentive. The course (number 016) remained the same even though the materials were updated.
The student will learn the role of a breath test operator as it relates to obtaining and analyzing breath samples during the breath test and obtain and maintain a Breath Test Operator permit.
The student will review the role of a breath test operator as it relates to obtaining and analyzing breath samples during the breath test and how to obtain and maintain a Breath Test Operator permit.
School Resource Officer Training
This is an advanced/specialized training course for law enforcement or corrections officers. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission's approved Advanced Training Program. It is one in a series of nonsequential general or specialized career skills training programs. Courses in the Advanced Training Programs are designed to enhance an officer's knowledge, skills, and abilities for the job he or she performs. This course is one of FDLE's advanced courses and is designed for the patrol officer, rookie officers, field service officers, patrol first-line supervisors, and anyone else experiencing report writing difficulties. This course will consist of classroom writing of police narratives as well as focusing on FDLE standards of effective police reporting, grammar skills, and narrative writing. Each student will be required to bring a dictionary, numerous writing pens, and paper to complete their narratives. Students should have successfully completed the Basic LE Training Course or have been exempted and possess sufficient experience and background to meet the standard core of knowledge. Students successfully completing this course may be eligible for salary incentive or meeting mandatory retraining requirements.
The Parking Enforcement Specialist Course is approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as prescribed by s. 316.640, Florida Statutes. This course is for non-sworn persons who are employed by police and sheriff's departments to provide for the development of knowledge and skills required to fulfill the responsibilities and duties of a Parking Enforcement Specialist. Even though successful completion of this course is required to perform the duties of Parking Enforcement Specialist, the Commission does not certify these individuals. This training may be presented at local agencies or at a certified training school. This 40-hour course consists of five major topic areas: legal, traffic, interpersonal, vehicle operations and communications.
This is an advanced/specialized training course for law enforcement or correction officers. During this 24-hour course, the student will learn to identify the instruments and equipment used in conducting an agency inspection. The student will be taught how to follow the procedures listed on FDLE/ATP Form 16 Agency Inspection Procedures and to correctly perform the agency inspection. The student will be able to prepare the instrument, alcohol reference solution(s) and reference sample device(s) (simulators), inspect the instrument and distribute the agency inspection reports to designated agencies. Upon completion of this lesson, the student will be able to review the completed FDLE/ATP Form 13 Breath Test Log, check it for completeness, have omissions corrected and state the requirements for maintaining this document. This is a specialized training course which can be used to satisfy mandatory retraining only. It is not applicable for salary incentive.
CMS First Aid Instructor Course
This is an advanced/specialized training course for law enforcement or corrections officers. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission's approved Advanced Training Program. It is one of a series of non-sequential career skills training programs. Courses in the Advanced Training Program are designed to enhance an officer's knowledge, skills and abilities for the job he or she performs. The FTO course is designed to introduce the criminal justice officer to all aspects of field training and evaluation programs modeled after the San Jose, California Police Department program established in the 1970s and widely emulated in many Florida criminal justice agencies. Five hours of elective topics have been provided in this course to allow for variations of interest and need. This variable five-hour elective topic block may be used to expand one or more of the existing core topic areas, to add one or more of the suggested commission-approved elective topic areas or to add alternative elective topic areas. The alternative elective topic areas selected should reflect local needs. Students should have successfully completed the basic recruit training course or have been exempted and possess sufficient experience and background to meet the standard core of knowledge. In addition, students should hold a position for which task performance may be enhanced with the completion of this course. Officers successfully completing the Field Training Officer course may be eligible for salary incentive payments or may apply this course toward satisfying their mandatory retraining requirements per Florida Statutes.
This is an advanced/specialized training course for law enforcement or corrections officers. The Law Enforcement Vehicle Operation Instructor course was organized and developed to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of an individual to provide efficient and effective basic recruit driving training to criminal justice personnel. It was based on the premise that the primary objective of the law enforcement basic recruit driver training instructor is to alert students to the responsibilities of safe and efficient vehicle operation both in stressful conditions and during patrol activities. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission's approved Specialized Training Program and is designed to accommodate a maximum of 15 students per class. The size limitation is to ensure that each student has the appropriate amount of time to complete the mini-teaching exercise and practical driving exercises. Students are required to successfully complete all of the following courses prior to attending this course: 1) Instructor Techniques Course or have been exempted based on Rule IIB-20, Florida Administrative Code and 2) General Facilitator's Training Transition Course.
This is an advanced/specialized training course for law enforcement or corrections officers. The 80-hour Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor course was organized and developed to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of an individual to better prepare prospective officers to control subjects and defend themselves using appropriate defensive tactics in accordance with the Recommended Response to Resistance Matrix. It is based on the premise that the primary objective of the law enforcement basic recruit defensive tactics training instructor is to alert students to the responsibilities of safe and efficient response to resistance. This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission's approved Specialized Training Program. It is designed to accommodate a maximum of 20 students per class to ensure that each student has the appropriate amount of time to complete the teaching exercise and practical scenarios.
This course is part of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission's approved Specialized Training Program. It is one of a series of non-sequential general career skills training courses. Courses in the Specialized Training Program are designed to enhance an officer's knowledge, skills and abilities for the job he or she performs. The Instructor Techniques Refresher course was organized and developed to provide refresher training for instructors who have allowed their certification to expire or have not taken the Commission's Instructor course within the previous four years. The course provides a refresher of the instructor's knowledge, skills, and ability to provide efficient and effective training to fellow criminal justice personnel in those skill or subject areas dictated by local need.
The is an advanced/specialized training course for law enforcement or corrections officers. Courses in the Advanced Training Program are designed to enhance an officer's knowledge, skills and abilities for the job he or she performs. In this 16-hour course, the student will understand the advantages of the Precision Immobilization Technique, preferred and non-preferred locations to conduct a P.I.T., steps to executing a proper P.I.T. and circumstances under which a P.I.T. may and may not be utilized. The student will understand the Seminole County Sheriff's Office policy governing the use of the P.I.T.
This specialized instructor course provides the required training an officer must have to apply for an Instructor Certification in Speed Measurement. Students must possess a General Instructor Certification or be eligible for and apply for the General Instructor Certification at the same time as the Speed Measurement Instructor Certification. Students must be currently certified speed measurement operators with three (3) years' experience.
This course will provide non-Spanish speaking criminal justice professionals with the basic Spanish language skills needed to communicate criminal justice commands. This course is part of the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission's Advanced Training program.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction for current law enforcement or corrections officers.

Contact

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