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 correctional officers who seek law
enforcement certification. Upon completion, recruits must sit for the
State of Florida Officer Certification Examination. Successful
completion of academy training and the examination are required for
Must not have been convicted or plead guilty to ANY criminal
offense involving moral character as defined by 11B.27.0011 F.A.C.
Verification of current certification in Corrections or Law
Enforcement, depending upon program entering.
Pass the Law Enforcement or Corrections Basic Abilities Test
depending upon the program entering. Please call ahead to schedule your test
Complete the FAFSA Application (on-line) to determine federal
student loan or PELL. (May be exempted)
Complete and submit an NFCC application.
Have an official high school (and college) transcript submitted
from your school to NFCC.
Obtain a letter of sponsorship from a local law enforcement
agency. This letter simply means that they have conducted a local records check
on you and that your record is clear as outlined above.
Must be fingerprinted at NFCC for forwarding to FDLE.
Pass physical fitness exam (Form 75-B.)
Pass urinalysis test.
Untrained persons who have been employed by agencies and have met the
requirements of Florida Statute 943.13 are eligible for enrollment in
training after meeting the requirements of the CJBAT tests and providing
Public Safety Academy programs are eligible for Veterans Assistance
(850-973-1620). Assistance may be received from North Florida Workforce
Development Inc. at (850-973-9675). Criminal Justice Specific
Scholarships and other financial aid contact Mrs. Peggy Harris at
(850-973-1621) for further information.
When to register
Students taking classes with the Combination Academy part-time program
may register at the beginning of any course block; this occurs on a
monthly basis. Students should expect at least six months to nine months
to complete the entire program.
Classes are conducted part-time (evenings and weekends). Evening hours
are usually 6-11 pm Monday thru Thursday. Weekends are usually from 8 am
- 5 pm. Class schedules are provided each semester. The school
observes most major holidays and there are two week breaks in the summer
and at Christmas.
Public Safety Academy Recruits are required to be uniformed as described
in the Recruit Manual. It is suggested that the student purchase a
minimum of two sets. Students should purchase uniform type black belts,
1.5 to 2 inches wide, solid leather, no open weave or dangling ends,
buckles should be low gloss silver metal. Shoes should be any style
acceptable for uniform wear. Black socks must be worn with low quarter
shoes. Students not in uniform by the date given for each class will be
dismissed from class and be given a failing grade for the course block
Students will be required to wear Academy clothing for defensive tactics
and firearms training. Aerobic or walking shoes will be required. While
the style of clothing is now specifically defined, attire for exercise,
suitable to the season, and fitting the requirements in the Recruit
Manual should be procured for these courses.
Code of Conduct
The Academy is a Para-military school. A strict student Code of Conduct
is required of Academy Students. The conduct and consequences for
failure to follow the rules are explained in the Recruit Manual provided
to all students in the Orientation course.