For Florida officers whose certification has lapsed (less than 8 years), out-of-state officers, or qualifying military personnel seeking Florida certification, we offer recertification / equivalency courses that qualify applicants to take the state certification exam.
You may be eligible for an exemption from the full basic training requirements if you were an officer in another state or with the federal government and meet the following requirements:
- You worked at least one year, full-time as a sworn officer in the
discipline you are seeking exemption
- You received training in that discipline which is comparable to Florida's
full basic curriculum and/or
- You were previously certified in Florida.