Criminal Justice 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 Training Center 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.

Day Law Enforcement Academy

Day Program DetailsFall 2022 Schedule
Day program is approximately 6 months long (770 hours)Fully sponsored academy with start date of October 17, 2022
Open academy with start date of October 31, 2022
Times may vary according
to instructional guidelines
Monday - Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with occasional weekend days


Day Program DetailsSpring 2023 Schedule
Day Program is approximately 6 months long (770 hours)Open academy start date is Monday, April 3, 2023
Times may vary according
to instructional guidelines
Monday - Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with occasional weekend days

Interested applicants must attend a mandatory information session.  The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) must be taken by those individuals who are nonmilitary or who do not hold an associates degree or higher from an accredited college or university 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: $145 + cost of physical (This is an accumulation of costs; there is no application fee for this program.)
  • Tuition/Lab Fee (in-state residents): $2,800
  • 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.

  • The Corrections Academy is approximately 16 weeks long (420 hours).
  • View Admission Requirements.
  • Times may vary according to instructional guidelines.

2022 Day Corrections Academy

  • We are currently not offering. 

Applicants must attend an information session and take the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) before receiving a Corrections Academy application. The orientation, physical assessment 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: $145 + cost of application (This is an accumulation of costs; there is no application fee for this program.)
  • Tuition/Lab Fee (in-state residents): $1,650
  • Tuition/Lab Fee (out-of-state residents): $5,160
  • Uniforms: $450
  • Books: $100

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

Fall 2022 Schedule

Dates and Schedule: We do not currently have an Academy scheduled for Fall 2022.  

  • The Crossover from Corrections to Law Enforcement Academy is 518 hours.

Requirements

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

  • CJ-BAT for Law Enforcement ($39.00)
  • Copy of FDLE Corrections Certificate or passing State Exam Results
  • Employment Verification letter or Livescan Fingerprint process ($63.34)
  • Official transcripts for Admissions
  • Passport size picture
  • Attend mandatory orientation and register and pay for classes

For more information:
Email or call Terri Rollins at 407.708.2187 or Patty Hoenig at 407.708.2299.

Approximate Fees*

  • Tuition: $1,600
  • Books: $75

*Fees are subject to change.

2022 Schedule: 

  • The Crossover from Law Enforcement to Corrections Academy
    is 198 hours.
  • Dates: To be announced
  • Hours: To be announced

DATES: We are not currently offering the Crossover Academy from LE to Corrections.  

*Fees are subject to change.

Contact

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