Welcome to the NFCC Public Safety Academy

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The Public Safety Academy at NFCC is one of forty-one criminal justice training centers approved by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to train basic recruits in law enforcement, corrections, recertification programs and continuing workforce education.

Our graduates are well prepared for entry level positions and careers in public safety. Advanced training and professional development opportunities are available for those looking to update skills or advance their careers. We also work with area employers to help develop specialized training for public safety employees as needed.

We invite you to stop by the NFCC Public Safety Academy for a tour (by appointment) or contact us for more information about training and professional development opportunities.

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Law Enforcement Recruit Academy

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 academy training and the examination are required for certification. 

Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Academy

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. 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.

Combined Corrections and Law Enforcement Dual Certification

 This program is designed as specified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. It is an application based program addressing all tasks required for correctional officers and law enforcement officers. Upon completion, recruits must take the State of Florida Officers Certification for both disciplines in order to be eligible for dual certification.


Law Enforcement and Corrections Cross-Over Programs

Correctional Officer Cross-Over to Florida Law Enforcement Academy

518 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 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 certification.

Law Enforcement Officer Cross-Over to Florida CMS Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Academy

198 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 who seek correctional officer 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 certification.

Correctional Probation Officer Cross-Over to Florida Law Enforcement Officer

532 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 correctional probation officers who seek law enforcement officer 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 certification.

Correctional Probation Officer Cross-Over to Florida CMS Correctional Officer

238 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 correctional probation officers who seek correctional officer 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 certification.


Recertification Review Courses for State Certification Exam

This course is designed for officers who were previously certified in the State of Florida or another state(s), or the military who wish to be certified in Florida. Students entering this training must meet Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission training assessment requirements for permission to enroll in the course.

Required Courses

CJD 0210C       Law Enforcement Supplemental Review - Equivalency of Training
CJD 0213C       Corrections Supplemental Review - Equivalency of Training


Continuing Workforce Education: Advanced & Specialized Training

NFCC offers Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission approved courses for certified officers on a regular basis. Courses for which officers may receive incentive pay as well as specialized classes requested by agencies are provided on a non-fee basis for officers employed within FDLE Region IV Trust Fund which includes all counties within the college service district. Other Florida employed officers are admitted on a space available basis. Agency approval is required for entry in these courses.


Associate in Science Degree - Criminal Justice Technology

The purpose of the A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice Technology is to prepare students for careers in the criminal justice field and to meet the needs of persons already employed in those fields to advance in their professions or articulate to a bachelor’s degree. This program does not lead to basic certification or employ-ability as a law enforcement or corrections officer. Courses are offered on demand.


Associate in Arts - A.A. with Public Safety Emphasis

Meta-Major Alignment: Public Safety: A meta-major is a collection of academic programs that have common or related content, and the intent is for Florida College System institutions to advise associate degree seeking students based on the selection of a meta-major academic pathway. Consult with an advisor to ensure appropriateness of course selection for the A.A. with Public Safety Emphasis electives.