The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Exam

What is the FDLE State Certification Exam?

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Exam is a certification test controlled by the State of Florida. A state requirement for those who wish to become criminal justice officers, the FDLE exam measures students' knowledge and competency in their chosen discipline.

There are several FDLE exams, and each correlates to the basic recruit requirements for a specific officer type:

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Correctional Probation Officer

If you would like to view the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training curriculum, you may do so by visiting the FDLE website.

Additional Info

There are certain criteria you must meet before you can become an entry-level officer in a specific area. The certification exams measure your competency in your specific criminal justice specialization.

For more information about the content of the FDLE State Officer Certification Exam, please visit the FDLE website.

Contact the FDLE or visit its website to complete an exam application. Send the completed application and the $100 fee (check or money order) to FDLE before the application deadline.

To register for the computer based State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE) visit the FDLE page at


Criminal Justice Training Center
407.708.2299 or 407.708.2187
Fax: 407.322.1309
Office: PS-100
Campus: Sanford/Lake Mary