Florida Law Enforcement Academy

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Program Code 5042 | 770 Clock Hours

This program is designed as specified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. It is an application-based program addressing tasks required of law enforcement officers. Upon completion, recruits must sit for the State of Florida Officer Certification Examination. Successful completion of academy training and the examination are required for certification.

NOTE: This program may be eligible for financial aid.

Admission Requirements

  1. Must not have been convicted or pled guilty to ANY criminal offense involving moral character as defined by 11B.27.0011 FAC.
  2. Must pass the Law Enforcement Basic Abilities Test. Call ahead to schedule your test (850-973-9451).
  3. Must complete the online FAFSA Application to determine federal student loan or PELL.
  4. Must submit an application for admission with payment of the $20 non-refundable fee to the NFC Office of Admissions.
  5. Have a high school diploma or GED. Submit final, official, sealed transcripts from your high school/GED and all previously and currently enrolled colleges to the NFC Office of Admissions.
  6. Must obtain and provide a letter of sponsorship from a local law enforcement agency indicating that the agency has conducted a local records check on applicant and that the applicant’s record is clear as outlined above.
  7. Must be fingerprinted at NFC for forwarding to FDLE.
  8. Must pass physical fitness exam (Form 75-B.)
  9. Must pass urinalysis test.

Program Courses

CJK 0001 Introduction to Law Enforcement

CJK 0012 Legal

CJK 0013 Interactions in a Diverse Community

CJK 0014 Interviewing and Report Writing

CJK 0064 Fundamentals of Patrol

CJK 0065 Calls for Service

CJK 0077 Criminal Investigations

CJK 0078 Crime Scene to Courtroom

CJK 0092 Critical Incidents

CJK 0087 Traffic Stops

CJK 0084 DUI Traffic Stops

CJK 0088 Traffic Crash Investigations

CJK 0020 CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations

CJK 0031 CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers

CJK 0040 CMS Criminal Justice Firearms

CJK 0051 CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics

CJK 0422 Dart Firing Stun Gun

CJK 0096 Criminal Justice Officer Physical Fitness Training

Total Clock Hours: 770

Admission, program and degree requirements are subject to change. Contact the NFC Public Safety Academy for the most current information.