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 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

Day Program DetailsFall 2021 Day Schedule
Day program is 18-20 weeks
long (770 hours)
September 20, 2021 -TBD - Academy A
October 18, 2021 - TBD - Academy B
Times may vary according
to instructional guidelines
Monday - Saturday
from 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Nighttime Law Enforcement Academy

Night Program DetailsFall 2021 Night Schedule
Night program is 29-31 weeks
long (770 hours)
August 23, 2021 - TBD
Times may vary according
to instructional guidelines

Monday - Saturday
from 4:45 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
and Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Interested applicants must attend a mandatory information session and take the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) 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.

2019-2020 Schedule

  • Dates: To be announced
  • Hours: To be announced

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.

Spring 2021 Schedule

February 10, 2021 - June 27, 2021

  • 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
  • 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 orientation and register and pay for classes

For more information:
Email or call Colin Morgan at 407.708.2197

Approximate Fees*

  • Tuition: $1,600
  • Books: $50

*Fees are subject to change.

2019-20 Schedule

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

To inquire about possible future dates:
Email or call Jim Charles at 407.708.2333

*Fees are subject to change.

Contact

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